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The Marco Rubio of Fulton County



Richardsonglenncolor He's seen as the fiscally conservative alternative to the Republican governor, a potential candidate for governor himself, a politician brimming with "ideas," not the least of which is eliminating property taxes.

Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson sounds an awful lot like Marco Rubio, right down to the "tax swap." On that score, they even share an adviser: former Jeb Bush budget guru Donna Arduin. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes today, the speakers' brand of activism is part of a trend.

Of course, like Rubio, Richardson has his critics. "First-class ego, third-class brain," reads the headline on a recent AJC column. Whatever the case, Glenn Richardson is making a name for himself. Read more here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:59pm]


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