Items from the political notebook as we move closer to this year’s primary:
•Jody Hice, Republican candidate for the vacant 10th congressional district race, has been campaigning hard in the Barrow County area for months.
With Barrow County and Walton County (Hice’s home base) being such a big part of the 25-county district population-wise, a victory in either of these counties would be crucial to getting in the almost certain runoff.
Hice, like most of his fellow GOP candidates, likes to push the fact he is a friend of the taxpayer. During a recent robo-call to homes in Winder and Barrow County, however, Hice may have shown that he is not as taxpayer friendly as he wants voters to believe.