The Athens GOP held their regular monthly meeting tonight. While the featured speaker was billed as Attorney General Sam Olens speaking about human trafficking, Georgia GOP Chairman John Padgett made an appearance at his home county’s meeting to provide a recap of last Tuesday’s election.
As with so many political meetings these days, this one was live tweeted. And, there was one tweet that caught my eye:
I wasn’t there, so I don’t know if it was mentioned at the meeting or not, or if Padgett has officially confirmed he’s running. Maybe some of our commenters can fill in the blanks.
But if Padgett is running, it sets up the first volley in a battle that won’t be settled until the Georgia GOP State Convention in May. Oh, and that convention will be held at the Classic Center. In Athens.
** Update **
Someone sent me the following shortly after I made the original post:
Just wanted to let you know that I was [at] the Athens GOP meeting … and Padgett did say when he was addressing the meeting that he was seeking reelection and asked everyone that planned on attending the convention for their vote.