Make of it what you will. I hadn’t heard Eric Johnson was being attacked — in fact I’m sure he hasn’t been attacked.
A group of Republican state senators — over half of the Senate GOP Caucus — met on Monday and resolved to defend Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson from Ralph Reed’s attacks on his Republican loyalty and personal integrity.
In 1998, after the disastrous (and libelous) Skandalakis for Lt. Governor campaign ended in the defeat of virtually the entire GOP ticket, Johnson conceived a plan to distance Senate Republicans from Skandalakis. He suggested that Caucus officers make contributions to Lt. Governor-Elect Mark Taylor’s debt retirement.
In an effort to discredit Senator Casey Cagle who honored Johnson’s request, Reed is now attacking the Johnson strategy, questioning Johnson’s loyalty to the GOP. Republican senators are furious that Reed is dredging up eight year old “dirt