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Tim Lee campaign display on church property

So much for the separation of church and state.


“I just suffered from low turnout. My voters thought it was going to happen and took care of other priorities in their life,” Lee said, noting the end of the school year and graduations and the Memorial Day weekend all drove down turnout.

Supporters also have pointed to the Braves' lackluster season, which Tom Cheeks, a citizen who has investigated government and has become a thorn in Lee’s side, found laughable.

“He’s underestimating the intelligence level of the average Cobb County voter,” Cheeks told AJC columnist Bill Torpy. “We’re smarter than that.”

Tim Lee gives an interview at the site of the new Braves stadium. Photo: Jim Galloway,

WWII metaphors found their way into Lee's interview with the AJC's Galloway as well:

"I asked Lee whether he recalled that, even after he saved Britain, Winston Churchill was kicked to the curb. If voters can dump him, they can dump anyone.

“That’s good company to be in if that happens,” Lee responded. “I’ll take that moniker. I did what I knew what was right for Cobb County."


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