It appears the 12th District race for the Republican nomination has come down to Lee Anderson and Rick Allen. One of the two will survive a Aug. 21 runoff and go on to what is expected to be a very tough race in November against incumbent John Barrow.
The election is less than two weeks away, which means the candidates have a short time to persuade voters to head back to the polls. But just as being cooped up in a car for too long on a family vacation can make kids turn cranky, the compressed time until election day can bring out a lot of ugliness.
It shouldn’t be that way.