File this under “Well that doesn’t happen often”.
Daniel Matthews, Chairman of the Oconee County Democratic Party, has endorsed 10th Congressional District Candidate Gary Gerrard. At least, that’s who he wants in the Republican primary. And maybe probably only until the general election.
On his blog, he said, “I wish my Democratic seal of approval weren’t the kiss of death amongst the more fanatical fringe that is unfortunately the mainstream of the Republican right in 2013. Mr. Gerrard demonstrates a broad depth of knowledge of the issues and a basic understanding of how government actually functions that is sadly lacking in most Republican lawmakers these days.”
Let’s not touch on the idea that much more than ‘a basic understanding of how government actually functions’ is required for public office and evaluate if Mr. Matthews is saying that Gerrard is weak and the nominee from the left, Ken Dious, is capable of beating Gerrard or if Matthews is just having an identity crisis.