Georgia Republican Chairwoman Sue Everhart made her rounds Tuesday in a hot pink dress suit, greeting GOP members before they gathered into the ballroom.
She said she was hopeful for a Republican sweep of Georgia.
“It would certainly make me a happy woman, and would make a lot of Republicans in Georgia happy,” Everhart said.
She said she expects close races for Nathan Deal, Sam Olens and John Barge, with the possibility that independent and Tea Party candidates could force these potential runoffs to spill into other races.
“Having that third person (in the race) could cause more runoffs,” Everhart said.
But she said she didn’t anticipate any more of the sniping between Deal and Roy Barnes should their contest continue.
“If we get into a runoff, it’s going to be issues, issues, issues,” Everhart said. “There hasn’t been anything else that’s come up to this point.”
– Marcus Garner