The Political Insider has a letter sent out by Jim Butler of Columbus critical of Chairman candidate Michael Berlon, though Berlon is not mentioned by name:
One of the candidates for Party Chair has advocated separating the Party from elected Democratic officials. That’s very unwise and counter-productive, in my view.
It reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of past Democratic history in Georgia (when the relationship between the Party and elected officials was based upon the fact Democrats controlled the state and the fact there was no really organized Democratic party, nor much need for one).
It also reflects a failure to understand fundamental truths about fundraising. Such a Party organization will simply not be able to raise money effectively. Money isn’t everything in politics, as we all know and have been reminded in recent years, but it is nonetheless important.
We Republicans are used to having our fights in public, but this in uncharted territory for Georgia’s Democrats. What impact will this have on Party unity?
BTW, any reports on the Chairman candidate forum held yesterday?