Establishment spending it all to get their "YES" puppet in the house!
A glimpse at Republican Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison’s campaign filings show who the GOP powers-that-be want to prevail in the four-way contest to replace state Rep. Matt Stover, R-Newnan.
Sakrison raised about $46,000 for the Sept. 3 contest for the Coweta County-based seat -- more than any of her rivals. The daughter of former Georgia congressman Lynn Westmoreland, Sakrison picked up donations from both House Speaker David Ralston and Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones.
There is a rift in GOP ranks in House District 71, with many hardline Republicans backing Phillip Singleton. When the Coweta County GOP held a debate of candidates this month, Sakrison declined to show up -- resulting in a second place straw poll finish by Democrat Jill Prouty. (The special election is nonpartisan.)
Singleton has also nabbed the endorsement of WSB pundit Erick Erickson, who on Monday wrote on Facebook that he was backing the “strong conservative who will vote for limited government” - and for Ralston’s ouster. Wrote Erickson:
“Speaker Ralston is pouring money into the seat to make sure Singleton does not win because Singleton has said he would push for the Speaker’s resignation. Singleton is a strong conservative who will vote for limited government. Support him and we can have a runoff between two Republicans, one of whom backs the Speaker and one who wants to do the right thing.”