By: The Staff Reporters of Georgia Weekly Post
Two hours from Buckhead, Joined by many elected politicians -including Senator Johnny Isakson, Congressman Austin Scott, Attorney General Sam Olens, State Senators Josh McKoon and Ross Tolleson, State Representative and Peaches grower Robert Dickey, featuring conservative presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee - 300 hundred local residents of Houston County spent a few hours exchanging views.
In an annual tradition, they gathered in The Georgia Grown Building at the State Fair Grounds in Perry, Georgia.
Munching on fish-fry and having fresh peaches for dessert compliments of State Representative Robert Dickey.
The conservative group listened to Janet Huckabee passionate love story for her husband and their marriage of 41 years to the conservative presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Huckabee made his appearance earlier at the Red State conference in Buckhead.
The State Republican party's event was hosted by Elaine Pritchard and Vance Dean of the 8th District. "It took us weeks of preparations," said Elaine Pritchard, who was dressed in an all out elephants blouse.
Recognizing the absence of most the presidential candidates including Donald Trump in The Georgia Grown Building, she expressed her concerns. "We have to work hard and avoid having another Romney come November 2016," said Elaine Pritchard.
Candidates for state elected offices made their pitch. Tim Echols, running for re-election to the Public Service Commission and his supporters were seen on the floor passing campaign literatures.
Michelle Miller, few feet behind him was pressing flesh and making her case to unseat Commissioner Echols.
There was a surprise visitor. A flash from the past. Former Governor Sonny Perdue, looking fit, addressed the 300 guests ahead of the speakers. What he did not mention was the talk behind the scene and the parking lot outside The Georgia Grown Building, concerning his name as a future United States Senator or possibly running for his old job as a Governor.
Two of Sonny Perdue's close friends, attending the Saturday's event, known for generously contributing to the coffers of GAGOP and the GOP described Perdue's return to politics as "the savior in the middle of an expected political earthquake," they said.
▲Two of Sonny Perdue's close friends, attending the Saturday's event, known for generously contributing to the coffers of GAGOP and the GOP described Perdue's return to politics as "the savior in the middle of an expected political earthquake," they said. Sonny Perdue meets Mike Huckabee.