Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took the initial steps on Tuesday to begin a bid for governor in 2010.
The Chestnut Mountain Republican announced formation of an exploratory campaign committee and began the process that will allow him to accept campaign contributions.
I really like Casey and could certainly support him for Governor. But I’ve got to be honest, I think I’d support Karen over Casey. It’s nothing against Casey, I know Karen and Steve better and really think she’d be a class act as Governor.
That said part of me hopes she stays Secretary of State. I know at the partisan level she hacks off the Democrats. But, from personal experience, I have to say I never thought anyone could improve the corporations division beyond what Cathy Cox had done. In fact, I voted for Cathy Cox repeatedly because I thought she was such a great Secretary of State.
But Karen has managed to make improvements even at the Corporations Division, which says a great deal positive about her management of the office.