This race for the chairmanship of the Georgia GOP is heating up like an out-of-control toaster oven.
Tricia Pridemore, the choice of Gov. Nathan Deal, announced this morning that she has picked up the support of Eric Johnson, the former Senate leader and GOP candidate for governor.
Sue Everhart, the incumbent seeking a third two-year term, this morning was on the Martha Zoller Show on 103.7 FM – which is syndicated across the state. Here’s the 10-minute clip sent by Zoller:
”I feel like I’m in a race with four people. I have two opponents plus Governor Deal. He is making calls to people, to [ask them to] not support me, but to support Tricia. And it’s very difficult when you’re in that mode. I don’t have the power of the governor’s office to do this.
“I would not want to get an endorsement that was strong-armed…If I have any endorsements, I want the endorsements of the grass roots. I’ve never asked elected officials to endorse me, because their not the ones who elect [Republican chairmen].”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider