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Former federal prosecutor Joe Whitley at a homeland security conference in D.C. last August/C-SPAN

A new possibility in 2018 race GOP for governor: Joe Whitley, former federal prosecutor

1:58 pm Nov. 14, 2016

We’re picking up reliable word that former federal prosecutor Joe Whitley, who has never held elected office before, is giving some thought to running for governor of Georgia in 2018.

Whitley would be joining what’s expected to be a very crowded field on the Republican side. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are only a few of the names likely to be on the GOP primary ballot.