The Governor’s Fish Fry was a huge success.
Babies, balloons and politicians – all were out en masse Saturday at Gov. Sonny Perdue’s 2nd annual fish fry at the National Fairgrounds.
A crowd of political hopefuls and leaders from the state Republican Party showed up to support the governor’s re-election bid, and mingle with the 1,500 people who paid $10 each for a lunch of deep-fried catfish, french fries, hush puppies and coleslaw.
“In reality, I don’t think they even consider this a fund-raiser,” said state Sen. Cecil Staton, who represents Macon and the 18th District. “This is grass-roots. This is about just real people getting to come spend time with the governor.”
Perdue said he hopes to continue to capitalize on this campaign strategy, which paid off for him in his 2002 win. But this time around, Perdue is no longer an under-funded challenger.
Reed and Cagle were there. Reed was covering people in stickers, though I understand the Governor really did not want that. Gary Black was there in force gearing up his campaign for Ag Commissioner. Black will be running against Brian Kemp in the GOP primary. Mac Collins was also there.
I’m told that the Governor will, now with the fish fry over, fire up his campaign on all cylinders.