Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle today announced that he’s dropping out of the governor’s race in 2010.
Cagle called a press conference for 1:30 p.m., and said medical issues forced him from the race. He’s still planning to run for lieutenant governor. Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue cannot seek another term.
The announcement came as a surprise since Cagle, a Republican, has raised the most money of any candidate in the race and was considered a strong contender.