Monday, August 3, 2009

Teilhet earns critical endorsement by Black Caucus Chairman for State Attorney General

State Rep. Rob Teilhet (D-Smyrna) has received a key endorsement in his bid for the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 2010.

State Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Ellenwood), the chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, endorsed Teilhet on Monday.

Teilhet, who faces former Albany prosecutor Ken Hodges in the July primary, has fought for Georgia families in the Legislature, Jones said.

“Rob Teilhet understands how to keep us safe, and will fight for our families and our community as our next attorney general,” Jones said.

While Jones’ endorsement is on his own behalf, and is not the imprimatur of the black caucus, his decision to speak out on Teilhet’s behalf now should still be seen as important. African-Americans could make up nearly half of all votes cast in the Democratic primary.

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