Georgia politics will be dominated by a trio of themes this week:
– Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing of HB 87, the illegal immigration bill;
– A tense race for the chairmanship of the state GOP, to be settled Saturday with the party convention in Macon;
– And the arrival of the presidential campaign on our doorstep, through that partisan gathering in Macon.
A spokesman for Newt Gingrich, who is expected to announce his candidacy this week, confirmed today that reporters aren’t being directed to any brick-and-mortar location for the event.
Which leads one to suspect an Internet-based announcement that will point to Gingrich’s Friday evening speech in Macon at a Republican fund-raiser and a very friendly audience.
Updated at 10:45 a.m.: Rick Tyler, the Gingrich spokesman just sent a message saying candidacy announcement will come Wednesday, via Facebook and Twitter. An interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity will follow that