For Edwards

The following Georgia Democrats endorsed Edwards for President:

– State Senator Vincent D. Fort (D-39)

– State Representative Rob Teilhet, Chief Deputy Whip (D -Smyrna)

– State Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (D-Atlanta)

– State Representative Michelle Henson (D – Stone Mountain)

– State Representative Gerald Greene (D – Cuthbert)

– State Representative Jeannette Jamieson (D – Toccoa)

– State Representative Charles Jenkins (D – Blairsville)

– State Representative Hugh Floyd (D – Norcross)

– Chuck Byrd, Middle Georgia attorney

– Amol Naik, Atlanta attorney and former Chief of Staff to Senate Democratic Caucus

– Jeff DiSantis, Former Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party

– Emil Runge, Former Communications Director of the Georgia Democratic Party

Dubose Porter and Robert Brown are also Edwards supporters.

9 comments

  1. HeartofGa says:

    Erick,

    At the top of the release are two names you missed: Sen. Robert Brown and Rep. DuBose Porter.

  2. ToddH says:

    Good for them. I’m sure that their importance and stature will tip the balance in the Dem primary towards Edwards.

  3. gatormathis says:

    I guess Edwards’ 400 dollar haircuts got somebodys’ attention.

    Maybe expensive haircuts impress some folks.

    Then again, it would be a lot cheaper to shave his head.

    There was one girl who was on the Virginia Tech interviews that had a shaved head.

    Maybe Edwards could seek her out for advice.

    I guess when you’re settling lawsuits for millions of dollars, what’s another 400 dollar haircut.

    It’s a good thing he didn’t need a permanent, it might run over a thousand…….lol……

  4. RuralDem says:

    Whoa that’s pretty strange that whoever sent you the list would leave out the top three names. The other one you left out is Former Governor Roy Barnes.

  5. RuralDem says:

    Thanks to Amy from Georgia Women Vote! and Georgia Votes Edwards! for the following:

    “PROMINENT GEORGIA LEADERS ENDORSE JOHN EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The John Edwards for President campaign announced today that prominent Georgia leaders endorsed Senator John Edwards for President. State Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown and State House Democratic Leader Dubose Porter, along with former Governor Roy Barnes and Shi Shailendra will lead the campaign’s efforts in Georgia.

    “I am honored to have the support of so many outstanding Georgia leaders,”said Edwards. “Together, we can change our country and lift up all Americans.”

    Porter endorsed Edwards saying, “John Edwards shares the same values that I do – family and opportunity for a better life for everyone. He would be a president we could relate to in Georgia, bringing a record of priorities of economic development, the environment, education and health care in ways that would truly make a difference in regular people’s day to day lives.”

    Former Congressman Ed Jenkins endorsed Edwards saying, “John will win in the South and lead our nation in the right direction. We need a strong leaderand John is the right man for the job.”

    The following Georgia Democrats endorsed Edwards for President:- State Senator Vincent D. Fort (D-39)- State Representative Rob Teilhet, Chief Deputy Whip (D -Smyrna) – State Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (D-Atlanta)- State Representative Michelle Henson (D – Stone Mountain)- State Representative Gerald Greene (D – Cuthbert)- State Representative Jeannette Jamieson (D – Toccoa)- State Representative Charles Jenkins (D – Blairsville)- State Representative Hugh Floyd (D – Norcross)- Chuck Byrd, Middle Georgia attorney- Amol Naik, Atlanta attorney and former Chief of Staff to Senate Democratic Caucus- Jeff DiSantis, Former Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party- Emil Runge, Former Communications Director of the Georgia Democratic Party.”

    Apparently whoever sent that in to the tipline failed to read the entire release, so there it is 🙂

  6. RuralDem says:

    Nice to see Chuck’s name on there. Byrd’s support of Edwards’ shows that the Edwards’ campaign can get Conservative Democrats to join in as well.

    I believe Chuck was a huge supporter of Edwards’ in 04 as well.

    I wonder if he might consider running again for Congress if Marshall does decide to challenge Saxby.

  7. JayHanley says:

    Interesting to see Reps. Jamieson and Charles Jenkins on the list since I seem to remember they were part of Democrats for Bush in 2004.

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