From Dick Pettys at InsiderAdvantage Georgia:
DOT Board Chairman Mike Evans said Friday that House Speaker Glenn Richardson offered him a job as lobbyist for the Department of Transportation if he would surrender quietly and not contest his push to dump him from the board. Richardson described it at the time as “an easy way out for everybody,” said Evans – one of two DOT board members with targets on their backs in the upcoming legislative caucus elections. He said he rejected the offer.
“It’s obvious to me he doesn’t have the votes,” Evans said in an interview with InsiderAdvantage. “Last week he offered me a job to get out of the race, and yesterday he spends the better part of his time in the press club trying to rouse up … (opposition.) If he had the votes, he wouldn’t mention Mike Evans’ name.”
Full story here. Maybe The Speaker should have thrown-in Hannah Montana tickets to sweeten the deal. Falcons’ season pass? Post your suggestions below.