Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will make a campaign stop in Georgia next week.
The former Hewlett Packard executive has a 3:30 p.m. town hall meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 8.
Ousted Georgia football coach Mark Richt definitely won't be running for governor now that he's taking the big job at the University of Miami.
But that didn't step Jim Beck of the Georgia Christian Coalition from starting a campaign to draft him to enter the race. "We need a new playbook," he wrote.
By the way, Gov. Nathan Deal offered his own warning to the coach when a TV reporter asked him whether Richt could be his successor.
"I wish him well and I feel sure he’s been used to rough-and-tumble," said Deal. "But I’m sure he knows from the outside that politics is a different level of rough-and-tumble."
Political consultant Eric Gray did everyone a favor when he compiled a list of which Georgia politicians have endorsed presidential candidates. He found that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio lead the pack.
In total, 46 lawmakers have made a pledge of support to a presidential candidate. On the Republican side, Marco Rubio leads all with 12 endorsements, followed by Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads with 15 endorsements, with no public endorsements of any competing Democratic candidate.