You may remember an earlier post of mine, in which I subtly mentioned it was interesting that Newt was coming out supporting Deal’s credentials but not fully endorsing. At that time I assumed they were saving the full endorsement till closer to July 20th. Well now former Speaker Gingrich has come out with a “Real” endorsement for Deal.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is throwing his support behind Republican Nathan Deal in the GOP primary for governor.
Gingrich on Tuesday called Deal “a solid conservative with a solid record.”
He made the remarks after a Georgia Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Atlanta. He arrived wearing a Deal lapel pin.
Gingrich served in the U.S. House with Deal and called the Republican from Gainesville “an old friend.”
Seven Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination in Georgia’s July 20 primary. Gingrich said he is “not against any candidate. I’m for Nathan Deal.”
Gingrich’s support comes the day after former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Karen Handel, one of Deal’s rivals.