The Lt. Governor is taking sides in a contested GOP Primary against the incumbent:
Said Jaillene Hunter, Cagle’s spokeswoman: “The lieutenant governor has agreed to host an event for Steve Gooch. Steve is a personal friend of the lieutenant governor, and he believes Steve will work hard and effectively for North Georgia. The lieutenant governor has no plans to be involved in any other House primaries, and will be actively working to help re-elect House Republicans in districts where they face Democratic challengers.”
The battle is for House District 9, which includes parts of Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin Counties.
It’s not sitting well with the folks in the House:
House Majority Caucus Chair Jay Roberts said:
“In a year when Republicans need all their resources to defeat Democrats, it is very troubling that the lieutenant governor would get personally involved in a House primary, no matter what his relationship is to the challenger, and work against a House chairman. Amos Amerson is a proven conservative who is a true gentleman and respected by all in the House. House leadership fully supports Amos and will do everything in our power to defeat his opponent.”
Hat Tip: Political Insider