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Greg Bluestein

Donald Trump in an uphill battle at Georgia delegate conventions

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. AP file/Brynn Anderson

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. AP file/Brynn Anderson

As Georgia Republicans gather Saturday to pick more than half of the 76 delegates set to attend the Republican National Convention, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz seems to have the advantage in the behind-the-scenes campaign to put his supporters in place.

That’s left backers of Donald Trump, who won Georgia’s primary but could lose the battle for loyal delegates, in scramble mode. They complain of being blocked by party insiders, send blaring urging allies to pack the weekend meetings across the state and talk of clandestine efforts to sneak his supporters through the votes.

Read the rest of the story here: A deeper look at the big test facing Trump in Georgia this weekend

Meanwhile, this email was sent this morning by Mitchell Kaye, a former Republican state lawmaker and Trump supporter running to be a delegate in the 6th District. It gives you a taste of the lobbying campaign raging beneath the surface:

A throwback photo of then-state Rep. Mitchell Kaye with state Rep. Calvin Smyre in March 2000. AJC file.

A throwback photo of then-state Rep. Mitchell Kaye with state Rep. Calvin Smyre in March 2000. AJC file.

To say I was a critic of the corrupt good ol’ boy system and not afraid to stand up for ethical and conservative principles would be an understatement.  

Democrat House Speaker Tom Murphy (the longest reigning House Speaker in the US)  literally tried to take a swing at me for asking questions and shedding light on our bloated and pork-filled budget.

I successfully sued Governor Zell Miller and the state to repeal the sales tax on used cars.  It resulted in over $30 million being returned to over 150,000 taxpayers statewide.  Zell was mad at me…but that changed (see attached). 

I mention this because a person is known by their friends…and enemies.  I urge you to ask around about me, but I also urge you to call me with any questions you may have that will help you make an informed decision on my candidacy.

I supported Donald Trump when there were 17 fine candidates in this race and continue to do so today and will do so as long as he is a candidate.  I also think very highly of Ted Cruz and believe a Trump/Cruz ticket would be enthusiastically embraced by an overwhelming majority of Republicans and would be unbeatable this November.