This is small potatoes – to most people outside Cleveland, Ga. anyway. A newly elected member of the White County commission is encouraging his local supporters to join the county Republican Party. He’s hoping that he can stack the organization and steer the group in a new, more “conservative” direction.
A total of 56 local residents, many of them Campbell supporters and/or foes of the new mountain protection ordinance, submitted applications and paid a $25 fee to join the local GOP on Dec. 1. Josh Turner, Campbell’s campaign manager and a leader of the group registration, said the new members hope to make the local party more conservative, like the national and state GOP.
“They (current officers Bobby Valentine, John Jordan and Cindy Johannsen) are not right-wing conservatives,