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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
Rep. Jack Kingston may have sucked up most of the big-name Republican support in the July 22 GOP Senate runoff. But his rival, businessman David Perdue, is about to get a boost from his two best-known backers.
Perdue’s first-cousin, former Gov. Sonny Perdue, will soon be featured on a TV ad boosting his candidacy, as well as campaign stops in the hours before the vote. And Herman Cain, who hosted a fundraiser for Perdue on Thursday night, will soon be featured on radio ads.
“Sonny has been working the phones,” said David Perdue, a former Fortune 500 chief executive. “He’s been a great supporter, a great adviser and a great mentor in the process. He’s been very involved in the campaign.”
Cain’s radio spots, too, are expected to start running next week. And he was the main attraction at a reception at Eagle’s Landing Country Club, where AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos counted about 50 donors. Among them was Ginny Heugle of East Cobb, who said she factored Cain’s backing when making her pick.
“I was already a supporter,” she said. “But it certainly helped when Herman Cain supported him.”