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Max Wood begins to explain himself

Ran into Max Wood and his wife this afternoon – making the rounds at the state Capitol.

Wood is the Republican candidate for attorney general, who until last year was the U.S. attorney down in Macon. He’s facing Sam Olens, the Cobb County commission chairman in the GOP primary.

So far, the GOP side of the race for attorney general shows none of the spark of the Democratic race. No doubt that will change.

Though well known in middle Georgia, Wood is an unfamiliar character in metro Atlanta, despite the fact that he grew up here. (His dad, Jim Wood, ran the Jonesboro newspaper.)

Max Wood said he’ll try to fix his name-recognition problem with an autobiography that will come out late next month, focusing on his experiences in Iraq. Woods served in 2005 and 2006 in Iraq as an attaché (that’s French for lawyer) with the U.S. Department of Justice. He did another 30-days in the country as a colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

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