4 staffers leave Gingrey Senate campaign

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 12:52 PM
Last updated 6:28 PM
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ATLANTA — Four top staffers have left U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey’s campaign for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. Gingrey, an Augusta native, represents a suburban Atlanta congressional district.

Congressman Phil Gingrey and family during his announcement in Augusta last March.  Chronicle file
Chronicle file
Congressman Phil Gingrey and family during his announcement in Augusta last March.

Political consultant Chip Lake said Tuesday that he and three others made the decision after coming to a “crossroads in the campaign.” Lake says he has nothing but respect for Gingrey and that differences of opinion led to the decision.

Lake says the others who left are campaign manager John Porter, political director David Allen and adviser Justin Tomczak.

Messages seeking comment from Gingrey weren’t immediately returned.

Gingrey is among five major Republican candidates vying for the seat after U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced he wouldn’t run for re-election. The others are Reps. Jack Kingston of Savannah and Paul Broun of Athens, former Secretary of State Karen Handel and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/19/13 - 02:15 pm
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Infighting

Political infighting among the good ole boys might allow Karen Handel to slip in.

She's getting my support.

harley_52
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harley_52 11/19/13 - 09:34 pm
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Dixieman
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Dixieman 11/19/13 - 10:25 pm
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Missing info

Where did they go? Betcha $5 they went to another campaign -- but whose?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/20/13 - 11:39 am
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Chip Lake

Chip Lake runs Glendale Strategies. That’s a political consultant firm that also does robo calls. He is a former chief of staff and campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. He was a consultant for Rick Allen locally and also ran the pro-TSPLOST campaign.

bright idea
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bright idea 11/20/13 - 12:00 pm
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OMG!

Gingrey might as well pull out!

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