Qualifying week can occasionally cause a little commotion in the Georgia politics world. Candidacies may appear out of nowhere or alternatively, as with the case of Rep. Earl Ehrthart (R-36 Powder Springs) – the longest serving Republican in the House -candidacies may quietly slip into retirement.

In Ehrhart’s case, we actually got a little bit of both. As he announced his retirement, he also endorsed his potential replacement – someone who he’s very close to and has been a long-time ally – his wife. “She will work and fight for our district, our families, our businesses, and the values we hold so dear,” Ehrhart said. 

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