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10 September 2008

Casey Cagle Forms Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee

I might have said this before, but in case I didn't, welcome to the era of the nonstop campaign.

Just like the 2008 presidential campaign began the day after the 2006 midterm elections concluded, the 2010 Georgia Governor's race will start the day after we know who the next President of the United States will be.

Already, two candidates, Democrat David Poythress and Republican John Oxendine have thrown their hats in the rings. And now a third candidate, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, has filed papers to begin raising money and "explore" a possible run for governor in 2010.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took the initial steps on Tuesday to begin a bid for governor in 2010.

"I am strongly considering a run for governor in 2010, and today we filed paperwork to begin that process by forming an exploratory committee," Cagle said. "We did this in order to ensure every step we take is fully in compliance with the campaign disclosure requirements of Georgia law. In the months between now and the legislative session, our steering committee will be actively working to build a sound financial and organizational footing for future campaigns."
[Source: Gainesville Times, "Cagle will study run for governor", September 10, 2008]