Georgia 2018: Cagle nabs endorsements from 58 sheriffs

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Last week, Republican Michael Williams attacked rival Casey Cagle over law enforcement pay in a bizarre press conference meant to boost his campaign for governor.

This morning, the lieutenant governor sprung a list of endorsements by 58 sheriffs around the state.

 

Those names include two of the best known sheriffs in Georgia: Butch Conway of Gwinnett and the ever-quotable Howard Sills of Putnam.

In a statement, Conway called Cagle the “go-to guy” at the statehouse.

“He is a proven leader that always delivers for the law enforcement community,” he said.

Insider’s note: This item was ripped and expanded from the Daily Jolt.

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William Jack Harper
William Jack Harper

I've followed Cagle over the years and met him. He only became Conservative sinced he decided to run for Governor.

Lanier Gable
Lanier Gable

The State Capital of GA is like Capital Hill in DC, there needs to be a "House Cleaning". That means NO Cagle for Governor!

Haydee Harwood
Haydee Harwood

Let's go Casey\U0001f1f1\U0001f1f7\U0001f1f1\U0001f1f7\U0001f64f\U0001f3fc\U0001f44d

Gary Branch
Gary Branch

58 Sheriffs is not a large number of sheriffs in a state with hundreds.

Andy McClure
Andy McClure

There are only 159 as that is how many counties there are. He garnered roughly a 1/3 of them.

Michael R Williams
Michael R Williams

285, second in the country behind Texas. Need to address merging of duplication of efforts in GA counties. Of course THAT would eliminate political patronage jobs AND (not to mention) political positions themselves

Brenda Dmytryck
Brenda Dmytryck

Where does he stand on Constitutional carry in Georgia????

Carlyle10
Carlyle10

Cagle is looking more and more like the clear choice to take on the DEMS,in '18.Very impressive list here. 

Rowland385
Rowland385

Hard to spin that support.  Strong list of support for Casey.