Georgia 2018: Hill rips Williams over 'circus act'

What he added on Wednesday was a broadside at former state Sen. Hunter Hill, whose decision to resign to run for governor triggered a special election that Democrats won.

Williams said that Hill’s resignation “harmed the conservative cause for all Georgians.” “Voters are sick of establishment and self-serving candidates for office,” said Williams.

Hill spokesman Cody Hall said his former constituents deserved a “senator who is not seeking higher office and could focus solely on the needs of the district.” Georgia taxpayers, he added, will have to subsidize Williams’ “circus act next legislative session.”

“Williams’ false attacks, desperate publicity stunts, and press conference flops are beneath the dignity of the office he is seeking,” said Hall. “The people of Forsyth County deserve better and the people of Georgia certainly deserve better in their next governor.”

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.