MORE POLITICS: Former state Rep. Judy Manning (R-Marietta) told those at the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club luncheon Friday she’s “thinking about” running for her old seat, which she lost in an upset two years ago to then-little known Charles Gregory. Marietta lawyer/guitar-slinger Bert Reeves is already running against Gregory.
Gregory, a Paulite libertarian-leaning Republican, has marched to the beat of his own drummer under the Golden Dome, prompting comparison to late state Rep. Bobby Franklin of east Cobb.
The latest such example came Friday when the Legislature approved the 2014 midyear budget by a vote of 163-1, with Gregory the 1.
“I’m sure Leadership is taking notice of his apostasy on this vote and others, and he is taking after Bobby Franklin, it looks like,” one Statehouse denizen emailed Around Town afterward.