March 3, 2014

Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Mar. 3

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Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.

1. Nancy Denson

Should we just go ahead and crown Nancy empress for life? She's got a staggering $85,000 in her campaign coffers already, and pretty much the whole city has endorsed her. 

2. Jason Carter

The state senator and likely Democratic nominee for governor drew a record crowd to a Clarke County party fundraiser last week.

3. Keith Heard

The former Athens state representative is taking on Republican Ralph "The Obamacare Obstructor" Hudgens for insurance commissioner. If Carter and presumptive Senate candidate Michelle Nunn at least keep it close at the top of the ticket, this might be Democrats' best chance to pick off a down-ballot race.

4. New Madrid

With New West Records behind them, the 2013 Flagpole Band of the Year could be the next Athens rockers to take the world by storm.

5. Kelly Girtz

Pulaski pedestrians will have Girtz to thank if they ever get sidewalks or traffic-calming measures.