Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Immigration Reform Caucus, today called in to Martha Zoeller’s radio show — on which Jim Whitehead was a studio guest — to endorse Whitehead for Congress, saying:
“As Chairman of the Immigration Caucus I cannot think of anyone better that the people of your neighborhood could send to Washington right now to help us with this fight to stop illegal immigration than Jim. I think you’ve got a candidate that is a perfect fit for the district and a perfect fit for what we need in Washington right now. I’m very proud to endorse Jim today. Please send the reinforcements we need help to stop illegal immigration, and Jim’s the guy you need to send.
Following that was a call-in from Georgia’s own Saxby Chambliss, who said, “I look forward to Jim being up here in Washington to help us.” (Whether or not that was technically an “endorsement” is up for debate; Zoeller said afterward that it “sounded like an endorsement to me.”
Is this fast becoming a one-man race? Perhaps that will depend on the support Paul Broun can get outside of the Athens-Clarke area (due to its dearth of voting Republicans), as well as on how many folks mistakenly write in PAUL BRUAN as their candidate of choice. 😉