Rumor has it that GOP leaders and individuals close to Governor Perdue are trying to push Perry McGuire into the Attorney General race in the Republican Primary and out of the Secretary of State race.
This would create a primary where there didn’t appear to be one in the Republican AG spot (though Highsmith has yet to officially announce his plans) and would ensure no runoff, thus far, in the Republican SOS spot.
There is no word yet on whether someone will attempt to induce Highsmith to withdraw his consideration of the AG’s spot. There is also no word on whether McGuire would actually make the jump from SOS to AG.
On a follow up not, rumor has it that Highsmith has indicated in the past that he is not “locked in” to the race and might step aside for someone else. Stay tuned.