He warned a loss could create a "very bad vibe for us" and give Democrats renewed hope of flipping the 6th District:
"Simply put, her election may not be subject to the normal campaign forces and concerns. And she cannot rest easy and assume that she will win this election, and we cannot either."
On something of a similar note,
from today's Washington Post:
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), the first Hispanic woman and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, will end a 30-year run on Capitol Hill next year as one of her party's leading moderate voices on social issues. She will leave behind a district that President Trump lost by 20 percentage points, the most Democratic-leaning district held by a Republican based on last year's presidential contest.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has put the finishing touches on his campaign team for governor. Here's a look at some of the top fixtures:
-- Bob Wickers will be the campaign's general consultant. He was a campaign strategist for several former governors, including Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Robert Bentley.
-- Jeremy Brand is Kemp's senior strategist, a veteran of more than 100 Georgia campaigns who now represents about one-quarter of the House Republican caucus.
-- Finance director Stephanie Jones was U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson's financial go-to for 17 years.
-- Spokesman Ryan Mahoney is the long-time communications chief for the Georgia GOP and a veteran campaign consultant.
-- And Ed Lindsey, Kemp's legal counsel, is a Dentons partner and former House majority whip.
If you're running for governor, don't leave home without your plan to bring broadband to rural Georgia. The Rome News-Tribune reports that a coalition of northwest Georgia counties is working on that problem:
The committee's final report acknowledges that the scattered population and rugged terrain offer little incentive for private companies to extend service. Yet the lack of broadband often deters growth.
"Today's economy no longer requires (just) basic amenities such as power and sewer, but also demands the ability to transmit data and communications at dependable, economical, high rates of speed," the report states.