Skip to comments.The GOP in nine counties line up behind Whitehead (GA speecial election)
Posted on 06/24/2007 7:52:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Establishment Republicans began lining up behind Jim Whitehead of Columbia County in the 10th District congressional run-off on Friday.
GOP organizations in nine of the 21 counties within the district endorsed Whitehead over Paul Broun of Athens, who came in second in the June 19 vote.
They were Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Putnam, Elbert, Stephens, Madison, and Towns.
This is more important than it sounds. With some exceptions, the nine counties generally run up the eastern-most side of the district, from Augusta north. On Tuesday, they produced 53 percent of the 54,229 votes counted to date.
More significantly, the nine counties produced nearly three-quarters of the 23,572 votes that went to Whitehead, a former state senator.
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If the establihment is supporting Whitehead, than the conservative grass roots in the district should vote for Dr. Broun. The establishment needs to be sent a message that Politics As Usual will not be supported.
While both candidates oppose amnesty, I think that Broun’s opposition is more fervent.
He's the heavy favorite.
True, and he’ll probably win. But that doesn’t mean conseratives have to support him.