Fri., November 5, 2010 2:43pm (EDT)

Democrats Look For New Leadership
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Michael Thurmond could be the next head of Georgia's Democratic Party (Image courtesy peaches in regalia)
Michael Thurmond could be the next head of Georgia's Democratic Party (Image courtesy peaches in regalia)
This week State Senator Robert Brown suggested that Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond should become head of Georgia’s Democratic party.

Thurmond on Tuesday lost a bid for the U.S. Senate. He was one of many Democrats who got beaten by Republicans in Georgia. Thurmond is apparently taking some time off, but his spokesman Quinn Hudson says Senator Brown’s suggestion did reach the Thurmond.

“Mike Thurmond is flattered and honored by Senator Brown suggestions. Commissioner Thurmond has not made up his mind as to what his next steps are.”

Hudson says he is planning to unveil his vision for the Democratic Party next week. Thurmond is currently the vice chair of Georgia’s Democrats. The party has not selected a date yet to select a new chairman to succeed Jane Kidd.