Big doings on the Republican side of the 7th District congressional race.
Chuck Efstration, the former county GOP chairman, announced this afternoon that he has picked up the endorsement of Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter – and the nod from seven current and past presidents of the county bar association.
Porter’s endorsement should come as no surprise. Efstration is an assistant district attorney in Porter’s shop. The fact that Efstration is in the contest is a near-endorsement itself.
What’s significant is that Porter is one of the best-respected public officials in the county, with a reputation for rooting out corruption.
And Efstration has thrown out several hints that he views state Rep. Clay Cox of Lilburn as his chief opponent – and that he intends to make Cox’s legislative behavior an issue in the primary campaign.
The bar association endorsements come from current president Angela Couch Nguyen; and former presidents Carole Cox; Lyle Porter; Keith Miles; Margaret Washburn; Phyllis Miller; and Michael McGarity.
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