It’s a big political weekend in metro Atlanta, with the RedState Gathering bringing in 10 presidential candidates. In turn those candidates will conduct their own fundraisers and meets and greets around town, like the Scott Walker event Will told you about yesterday.
For those below the Fall Line, though it’s a different story. But, don’t abandon hope.
If you are in the Savannah area tonight, you can see Senator Ted Cruz at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street in Savannah from 5:30 PM until 7 PM tonight. The event is being organized by the Coastal Georgia Republicans, who hope that good attendance will encourage other Presidential candidates to visit the area (Go, GAGOP GO!) First District Congressman Buddy Carter and former congressman Jack Kingston will also make welcoming remarks. The welcoming committee list is pretty long, so it sounds like a good opportunity to mix and mingle with the who’s who of coastal Georgia politics.
Many might remember “Sonny’s Fish Fry,” an event held each summer during the former governor’s term at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. It gave the gov a chance to show off to the grassroots, and brought attendees from Atlanta to Valdosta. After leaving office, the tradition went dormant, but this year, it’s back, sponsored by the 8th Congressional District GOP. The event runs from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Georgia Grown Building at the fairgrounds.
A gaggle of GOP luminaries will be in attendance, including Senator Johnny Isakson, Attorney General Sam Olens, Congressman Austin Scott and Ag Commissioner Gary Black. Former Governor Sonny Perdue is expected to stop by, and if that’s not enough the keynote speaker is expected to be presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
For those in the Columbus area, the Muscogee GOP will present the last Georgia stop on the Ted Cruz tour at Solid Rock Church in Midland.
I’ll be at the fish fry in Perry. I hope to see some of you there … others, not so much.