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Georgia 2018: Cagle nabs endorsements from 58 sheriffs

Last week, Republican Michael Williams attacked rival Casey Cagle over law enforcement pay in a bizarre press conference meant to boost his campaign for governor.

This morning, the lieutenant governorsprung a list of endorsements by 58 sheriffs around the state.


Those names include two of the best known sheriffs in Georgia: Butch Conway of Gwinnett and the ever-quotable Howard Sills of Putnam.

In a statement, Conway called Cagle the "go-to guy" at the statehouse.

"He is a proven leader that always delivers for the law enforcement community," he said.

Insider's note: This item was ripped and expanded from the Daily Jolt.

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