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Monday November 18th, 2019 9:47AM

Political group to challenge Republicans running unopposed

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Frustrated by a state lawmaker's refusal to consider an assault weapons ban, a Georgia woman began looking for ways to unseat him. But she soon learned it would be nearly impossible: he was running unopposed.

Clare Schexnyder's frustration with Republican state Rep. Alan Powell of Hartwell turned into a project recruiting write-in candidates to challenge unopposed Republican lawmakers across the country.

Her newly-formed political advocacy group, Public Service Party, announced Wednesday it has six candidates filing to run as write-in candidates in Georgia and one in Florida.

Schexnyder admits that getting write-in candidates elected is a long shot, but the group wants to give people that rarely see Democrats on their ballot another option.

They don't yet have a candidate to challenge Powell.

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