Georgia Congressional Candidate Steven Foster was convicted this week of drunken driving was ordered to spend the next six months in jail.
The sentence will keep the democratic challenger to incumbent Tom Graves 14th district seat locked up past Election Day.
Dan Lovingood, the 14th District chairman for the state Democratic Party, said Foster could remain on the November ballot if he refuses to quit the race.
Foster, 61, is a former physician from Dalton.
The patrol car’s dash camera recorded Foster ranting at officers saying “I hate this county. I prayed to God that he would curse it,” Foster said on the police video. “And guess what? He did. Man, I saw it hit and cursed, and I saw people laid off right and left — white people.”