ALPHARETTA, GA — Bobby Kaple, one of the Dems running to replace Karen Handel, received the endorsement of former Gov. Roy Barnes.  This adds to his already extensive list of prominent supporters.

Two things to note about Kaple. First he is a former television news anchor, so he should understand media.  And Second, he lives in the district, something that torpedoed poor Jon Ossoff.

“Bobby has not only been a member of our community, but he’s been in our living rooms as a newscaster here in Atlanta,” said Governor Barnes. “He knows the issues that are important to Georgia families and he’ll fight passionately on their behalf. He cares deeply about the issue of children’s healthcare, and that’s just one of the reasons why I’m supporting Bobby Kaple for Congress.”

Kaple said Gov. Barnes knows what it means to put the interest of Peach State residents over “partisan politics.”

“Georgians need representatives with that same sort of dedication to move our country forward,” he added. “I am honored and humbled to have Governor Barnes’ endorsement.”

Along with Gov. Barnes, Kaple has been endorsed by Ambassador Andrew Young, former U.S. Senator Max Cleland, former U.S. Rep. Buddy Darden, Georgia Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, State Senator Elena Parent, former Candidate for Georgia’s 6th District Richard Keatley, former U.S. Senate nominee Jim Barksdale and Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.