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  Georgia Lt. Governor to Seek Governor's Seat
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Last EditedGerald Farinas  Apr 19, 2004 03:39pm
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News DateMonday, April 19, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGeorgia Lt. Governor to Seek Governor's Seat
WXIA Atlanta, Georgia

Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor filed paperwork Monday allowing him to begin raising money to run for governor. Taylor, a Democrat, has been widely considered an all-but-official candidate for the seat held by Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue since 2003. "The reality of it is you've got an incumbent governor who may or may not run," said Doug Heyl, a spokesman for the campaign, dubbed Taylor for One Georgia. "He's raising money at a pretty rapid rate and if you only want to get outspent two or three-to-one, rather than eight-to-one, you have to start raising money now." Perdue had $2.8 million in his campaign account, according to reports filed in December. Democratic Secretary of State Cathy Cox also is considered a possible candidate for governor, although party insiders have urged her to instead seek the lieutenant governor's office and avoid a bruising primary race with Taylor. Taylor's paperwork lists former Gov. George Busbee as his campaign committee chairman.
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