Thursday, July 29th, 2010 10:38:41
Can Fenn Win in 2010?
A race against all odds.
Fenn Little, a middle-aged, white male, is running against 22-year incumbent Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the African-American civil-rights icon who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the bridge in Selma, Ala.
Since first winning office in 1987, the closest Lewis has come to having a real challenger was in 1994, when the Contract With America was sweeping the country. That year, Lewis bested Republican Dale Dixon 69 percent to 31 percent.
Atlanta’s 5th Congressional District is predominantly inner-city, African-American and Democratic. It includes part of my father Newt Gingrich’s original 6th Congressional District. The 5th is also my congressional district.