Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Newt Nets More Than 60 Georgia Endorsements

More than 60 federal, state and local officials joined Gov. Nathan Deal at the Georgia State Capitol today to endorse former House Speaker and Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

At a press conference hosted by Deal at the North Steps of the Capitol, the officials joined business leaders and grassroots supporters to call on Georgians to vote for Gingrich in the upcoming Republican Presidential Preference Primary to be held on “Super Tuesday” – March 6, 2012.

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Among the state and local officials announcing they are endorsing Newt Gingrich today are:

Georgia Congressmen Austin Scott, Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Price, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey.

Former Georgia Congressmen Mac Collins and Bob Barr.

Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams (R-Lyons).

State Senators Judson Hill (R-Marietta); Jack Murphy (R-Cumming); John Albers (R-Roswell); Barry Loudermilk (R-Cartersville); Butch Miller (R-Gainesville); Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega); Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove); and Bill Jackson (R-Appling).

Former state Senators Bart Ladd (R-Dunwoody); Chuck Clay (Marietta); John Wiles (R-Marietta) and John Douglas (R-Social Circle).

State Representatives Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta); Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs); Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth); Harry Geisinger (R-Roswell); Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock); David Casas (R-Lilburn); Josh Clark (R-Buford); Matt Dollar (R-Marietta); Buddy Harden (R-Cordele); Brett Harrell (R-Snellville); David Knight (R-Griffin); Judy Manning (R-Marietta); Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs); Paul Battles (R-Cartersville); Paulette Rakestraw-Braddock (R-Dallas); Andy Welch (R-McDonough); Carl Rogers (R-Gainesville); Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold); Lee Anderson (R-Grovetown); Penny Houston (R-Nashville); Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper); Jason Shaw (Lakeland); Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine); Ron Stephens (R-Savannah); and Roger Williams (Dalton).

Former state Representative and state Department of Transportation Member Jeff Lewis.

Public Service Commissioners Stan Wise and Lauren “Bubba” McDonald.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver; Hall Commissioner Ashley Bell; Hall Commissioner Craig Lutz.

Harrelson County Commission Chairman Allen Poole.

DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer; DeKalb School Board member Paul Womack.

Dawson County School Board Chairman Will Wade.

Roswell City Councilwoman Becky Wynn; Roswell Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Orlans.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Steve Cronic.

Eddie Driggers, Chairman, Heart of Georgia Airport Authority; and John Clements, Vice Chairman, Heart of Georgia Airport Authority.

Alan Curtis, Chairman, Cochran Airport Authority.

Others endorsing include: Charles Loudermilk, chairman of the Board, Aarons, Inc.

19 comments:

Terrye said...

Who the hell cares?

Right Wingnut said...

Who the hell cares?

People who are sick of hearing about all of Romney's endorsements.

Anonymous said...

he's sleeping with 59 of them.

Terrye said...

Newt probably bribed them.

Speaking of Romney's endorsements..you can to mittromneycentral.com/?s=Romney+endorsements, and find pages and pages of them.

leighrow said...

Isn't Georgia is home state?????

Doug NYC GOP said...

Yawn.

Wake me when he gets Dede Scozzofazza endorses him.

Right Wingnut said...

leighrow,

Yes, it is. The people who know him best.

Right Wingnut said...

Doug,

Dede is probably for Mitt.

Romney just picked up the coveted Christine O'Donnell endorsement.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Dede is for Newt and he was for her.

How many flips are giving the guy?

Too funny.

You're like a battered wife who won't turn her abusive husband over to the cops.

Anonymous said...

More than Newt's home state, Georgia is in the South. He'll get a lot more there too for religious reasons.

Anonymous said...

Religious reasons you say? And what religious reasons would that be?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Why am I not impressed? Newt's a good ole' Georgia boy. He SHOULD be cleaning up his home state's endorsements. What took them so long? He's been running since May 2011.

Bob Barr is a mighty interesting name on the list. He's a former GOP Congressman, whose claim to fame was his role in Bill Clinton's impeachment trial. But Barr left the GOP some time ago to become a Libertarian. Lots of controversy, married 3x (like Newt), and a proud member of the ACLU.

For what it's worth, Romney has also snagged a number of endorsements from GA:
http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/09/mitt-romney-announces-additional-georgia-endorsements

Just sayin'.

Right Wingnut said...

He's been holding on to these endorsements for a week or so. I suspect many were hesitant to endorse him when he was in the single digits.

Anonymous said...

Religious reasons?

Anonymous said...

Newt will get a lot more endorsements in the South because Romney's religion is viewed there with great mistrust.

I also think that the mistrust of Romney's religion has been the invisible deterrant from him gaining full support and having this nomination all sewn up.

Romney's support has remained steady because his resume is too good to be overlooked. However, a lot of those who mistrust his religion keep looking for excuses not to nominate him like Bachman, Perry, Cain, and now Gringrich.

How else can it be explained. Afterall, the ideas guy, Gingrich, and one of his grand ideas, the --national mandate,-- is forgiven and overlooked. The Fannie and Freddie lobbying...voters cover their ears and don't want to hear about Gingrich getting all that money from them. It's like voters say, it was just a momentary lack of judgement on Newt's part and it's not really a biggie. More forgiveness for Newt.

Romney is still asked and grilled about MassCare--for years now. And he still gets the flip-flop label, even though Gingrich is a much, much more serious offender and deserving of the flip-flop label.

Graham said...

Newt's from Georgia. Not like he had to go out of his way to net these.

Anonymous said...

haha Doug you are too damn funny!

Anonymous said...

What will our dear friend RWN do when his beloved Palin endorses Mitt?

Anonymous said...

He will disown her and become a democrat