An incumbent running for re-election is hardly news, and we’re not going to print every press release announcing such. Nor are endorsements of those serving with said incumbent often news.
When there are rumors of a primary challenge to a Majority Leader, however, things get a bit more serious. Especially if the rumored challenger comes from new turf courtesy of re-districting, and said challenger ran a close race just two years ago.
As such, Senator Chip Rogers would like any potential challenger to know that he has the backing of the entire Fulton County Republican Delegation from both the Senate and the House:
“It is humbling to have the public support of those you serve with in elected office. Many of these leaders I have had the opportunity to work with for a decade. The Senators and Representatives of North Fulton are solid conservatives dedicated to a better Georgia through limited government, individual liberty, and free markets. I sincerely look forward to representing the best interests of the citizens North Fulton County by holding firm to the principles that made America the greatest nation on earth.”, declared Rogers.
The list of North Fulton Republican Delegation members supporting Senator Rogers includes:
Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones
Majority Whip Ed Lindsey
Senate Majority Caucus Vice-Chair David Shafer
Senator John Albers
Senator Fran Millar
Senator Mike Crane
Representative Chuck Martin
Representative Harry Geisinger
Representative Lynn Riley
Representative Wendell Willard
Representative Calvin Hill
Representative Matt Dollar
Representative Mike Dudgeon
Representative Tom Rice
I’ll have a more general conversation about contested primaries in today’s column posting at 1:00. And yes, should the challenge to Senator Rogers materialize we’ll run that announcement as well.
UPDATE: Representative Joe Wilkinson of north Fulton has also endorsed Senator Rogers.