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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.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s chief of staff, Chris Riley, is leaving his post temporarily to join the governor’s campaign.
It’s all hands on deck for Gov. Nathan Deal’s re-election campaign.
His chief of staff Chris Riley, chief spokesman Brian Robinson and legislative liaison David Werner are taking leave from their official gigs to work for the campaign in the final stretch of the contest against Democrat Jason Carter.
“We aren’t leaving anything on the table,” campaign manager Tom Willis said in an email to supporters.
Riley sent an email to staffers explaining the decision:
“As you all know, I have had the opportunity to work for Gov. Nathan Deal for the past 22 years,” he wrote. “I have been involved in each of his campaigns since 1992, and there’s no way I’d miss the last campaign he will ever run.”
Riley said in the note that the office will “continue to work as it normally would,” with Chief Operating Officer Bart Gobeil as the main point of contact for state agencies. Robinson’s deputy Sasha Dlugolenski will be the office’s main press contact. The trio will officially join the campaign on Aug. 16.
The news brought this response from Carter campaign manager Matt McGrath:
.@bluestein Three thoughts: 1) They ever left? 2) Was there a 2-for-1 sale on white dudes? 3) Welcome #88days