Drove up to Rome this morning (despite the Rollins family’s best efforts to keep those of us from Atlanta from doing so) and enjoyed a great event put on at the Tillman Hangar by the Floyd County GOP. Layla Shipman and her crew did an excellent job of getting a large number of speakers efficiently on and off the stage while simultaneously feeding a big crowd. As a bonus we managed to finish it up before the rain started.
Many got to hear candidate Eugene Yu speak for the first time, though it was after the straw poll ballots were handed in. Still, it seems that Yu nor his staff took advantage of the opportunity to vote for himself. Also of note, Kelly Loeffler – not a candidate at this time – was in attendance.
The results of the straw poll are as follows:
Handel- 35 (26.7%)
Broun- 24 (18.3%)
Kingston- 18 (13.7%)
Perdue- 7 (5.3%)
Grayson- 2 (1.5%)
Yu -0 (0%)