Wright McLeod is calling supporters and party members today to inform them that he will endorse Lee Anderson in the GOP race for Georgia’s 12th Congressional district congressional nomination. The winner of next Tuesday’s runoff between Anderson and Rick Allen will go on to face John Barrow in November.
McLeod was within 1% of Allen’s vote total on the July 31st primary ballot, finishing third out of four candidates. The contest was marked with McLeod and Allen trading constant barbs, with Allen’s campaign filing ethics charges against McLeod. There appears to be a sufficient reservior of bad blood remaining between the two camps to push McLeod over to Anderson’s side.
I’m told the official release will be available around 3:30 today. We’ll post that here when it materializes.
Updated: We’ve already received a statement from Rick Allen:
“Wright McLeod said during the primary that he would support the nominee. I believe him and look forward to working with him over the next three months to defeat John Barrow.”
UPDATED By Nathan:
From Wright McLeod:
On Tuesday, I am voting for Lee Anderson, and I urge you to do the same.
My campaign was a natural expression of my life-long dedication to Service Over Self. Lee subscribes to this same principle. He has always been a servant of his constituents. He has never run for elected office to enrich himself, and he understands that votes are won by trust, hard work and principled leadership.
This Tuesday’s run-off is important to voters in the 12th District. It’s important to Georgia. And it’s important to our Nation. With a man like Lee representing us in Washington, we can look forward to beating John Barrow and restoring American values.
Please vote for Lee Tuesday, August 21st.