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Rep. Tom Price eyed as possible Cantor successor

Special to SEGAZINE

Tom Price had already helped lead Georgia’s Republican party to majority status in the state Senate when he ran for Congress and won 10 years ago. In so doing, he gained a lot of home state admirers.

The admirers include Chuck Clay. He ran against Price in 2004 and lost. Both served together in the state Senate. Clay says Price is smart, focused and hardworking. “He’s not maybe what would be seen as the traditional thought of the southern backslapping politician. (He’s) very focused, very intense,” said Clay, who is now with the Atlanta office of the law firm Nelson Mullins.

Clay says Price is well suited to potentially become the successor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican who lost his seat Tuesday.

 

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