After this morning’s Eggs and Issues Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber, Gov. Nathan Deal was asked about that visit Newt Gingrich paid him last week.
According to my AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin, Deal said:
“He’s, of course, a long-time friend and a supporter of my efforts to become governor of this state. It’s no secret he is taking exploratory actions to determine whether or not he’s going to pursue the presidency of the United States and we talked briefly about that.
“I don’t think he’s made that decision. He indicated he’s still in the deciding process.”
Reports from Republicans we’ve talked to say Gingrich is much further along in his decision-making process than he lets on.
In any case, Governor, will you support Gingrich if he runs for president in ‘12?
“I will,” Deal said.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider