Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sen. Jeff Chapman jumps into Georgia governor's race

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:04 PM

State Sen. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, confirms via email that he's added his name to the long list of elephants who hope to be Georgia's next governor.

Chapman's efforts to protect Jekyll Island from what many called inappropriate development won him fans from both parties. His stance on that issue also irked plenty of people, including members of his own party, as the deal was proposed by well-known GOP fundraisers. Chapman recently voiced his support for more serious water conservation measures.

Jim Galloway notes that this might be a bit of a disheartening news to Johnson, who most likely enjoyed the strongest coastal Georgia support of any of the candidates.

The state lawmaker's opponents for the 2010 GOP gubernatorial nomination include state Rep. Austin Scott of Tifton, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, state Sen. Eric Johnson of Savannah and U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal. Oh yeah, and Ray McBerry of McDonough.

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