Sonny Perdue says he is neutral in the runoff in SD-50:
In the July 15 Republican primary, state Sen. Nancy Schaefer of Turnerville finished second to Jim Butterworth in the District 50 race — not a good sign for any incumbent.
Looking toward the Aug. 5 run-off, Schaefer — who registers strongly among conservative Christians — put out a flyer that tied her to Sonny Perdue, who remains a strong, popular figure among Republicans, with a quote from the governor: “Nancy Schaefer is a strong voice in the Senate for northeast Georgia and I count on her integrity and commitment in the state Senate.”
That sounds like an endorsement. But on Thursday, on Martha Zoller’s WDUN radio show, Perdue denied choosing sides. He didn’t deny the statement — just the endorsement.