Unfortunately, he was the unlucky one to be endorsed by the Georgia College Republicans. Ouch. According to an email:
After carefully reviewing each candidates’ credentials and examining the political dynamics of this race, the leaders of the state confederation of CR chapters (GACR) requested that Georgia’s College Republican chapters provide support to Jim Whitehead’s campaign. They also organized a 72 Hour Get Out the Vote Campaign for Jim Whitehead that will take place on June 16th-18th.
Interestingly, as Blake Aued pointed out in his blog this weekend, the Whitehead camp — despite receiving the highly-coveted endorsement of a handful of college undergrads — is apparently still having to pay its own staffers and volunteers “$100 each to hand-write postcards to send to 1,300 Oconee County households.” Good, free volunteers must be hard to come by, even if they do want to get involved in the campaign.
I guess the “leaders of the state confederation of CR chapters” were too busy “reviewing each candidates’ credentials and examining the political dynamics of this race” to get over themselves and actually volunteer.
Or maybe they just couldn’t get into the bar where the “group of Whitehead supporters – including Brandon “Don’t Punch My Pickup Truck” Phillips – showed up…and ordered drinks” while writing out the campaign postcards. They just don’t make fake IDs like they used to, do they? 😉