When an endorsement isn’t an endorsement

On Monday, we passed on reports from Tim Echols, locked in a Republican runoff contest for a seat on the Public Service Commission, that he’d been endorsed by a number of people — including Randy Hicks, president of the Georgia Family Council.

This morning, Hicks reportedly posted the following on his Facebook page:

To my Georgia friends: Contrary to what was reported in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Political Insider yesterday, I have not endorsed anyone in any race. Could I? Yes, as an individual. But I choose not to because the issues GFC deals with transcend parties and candidates. But I HAVE already voted in today’s runoff election and so should you!

Echols conceded the point in a note this morning:

Technically speaking, Randy Hicks’ statement on my website is not an endorsement (since he doesn’t do endorsements), but only as a testimony to our relationship over the years.

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17 comments Add your comment

DW

August 10th, 2010
4:57 pm

Retired Soldier

August 10th, 2010
4:58 pm

All the more reason to vote Douglas the next two hours.

luangtom

August 10th, 2010
5:02 pm

Einsteindawg

August 10th, 2010
5:10 pm

Just saw where the Fed is going to start buying Treasuries to head off deflation. I’m no genius but what will the Fed use as money? How have we let things get so screwed up? Just my humble opinion.

Mik

August 10th, 2010
5:15 pm

There has been quite a few fake endorsements this year.

Roy Barnes

August 10th, 2010
5:24 pm

Republicans want to starve puppies, take away social security from the elderly, and put African Americans back in slavery !

A vote for Roy Barnes will prevent these things from happening !

Retired Soldier

August 10th, 2010
5:29 pm

Roy-

Who leaked our classified memo? You should be ashamed of yourself for leaking classified info!

Will

August 10th, 2010
5:34 pm

Sources very close to both campaigns are reporting robust turnouts in northeast Georgia fueled by a congressional runoff and better than expected turnout in costal counties.

In contrast, voter turnout in Cobb and Gwinnett appear to be lackluster. Fulton is on par to be somewhat lower than expected.

If these trends hold, Nathan Deal wins the republican gubernatorial primary.

Vulcan

August 10th, 2010
5:59 pm

Echols also claimed the endorsement of former candidate Jeff May, again, an “honest mistake?” He seems free and easy with the names of others.

Small Gov't My A##

August 10th, 2010
6:07 pm

Democrats = Tax and Spend

Republicans = Borrow and Spend

So honestly folks – which are you better off with?

Athens Voter

August 10th, 2010
6:10 pm

What do you expect? Echols worked for the Official Georgia Nut Paul Broun

Roy Barnes

August 10th, 2010
6:11 pm

I’ve got some groovy new government programs in mind for my next administration.

To pay for it I’m just going to raise taxes on Republicans, and there are plenty to be found in Georgia !

Hide your wallets and purses. King Roy is coming to the rescue !

Georgea Teecher

August 10th, 2010
6:32 pm

Ima Georgea teecher an Roy Barnes wil git me tha raize I dezerv. He gits my vote fer sure !

ROOF

August 10th, 2010
8:14 pm

STOP, WHAT’S THAT SMELL? IT’S CLEAN GA POLITICAL AIR! THE OXI-MORON IS GONE!!!!

gem

August 10th, 2010
9:18 pm

Will tonight be the end of Deborah Travis-Honeycutt’s career? Probably so.

atlmom

August 10th, 2010
9:46 pm

@Small Govt: VOTE LIBERTARIAN. Whatever we’ve been doing for some decades HAS NOT BEEN WORKING. Let’s try something new. Go John Monds!

BEND OVER, HERE COMES THE CHANGE

August 10th, 2010
11:01 pm

atlmom

August 10th, 2010
9:46 pm
@Small Govt: VOTE LIBERTARIAN. Whatever we’ve been doing for some decades HAS NOT BEEN WORKING. Let’s try something new. Go John Monds!

Maybe if they didn’t have such extreme looney ideas like PRO open borders, PRO leagalizing of ALL DRUGS, and PRO Abortion. The Libertarian party needs to wake up, if they want to be taken seriously.