Walton GOP BBQ Kicks Off 2018 Primary Race

Buzz Brockway holds court at the Walton GOP BBQ

As is custom, Roy Roberts welcomed GOP activists from across the state to his farm last evening for a little bit of BBQ and a lot of politics.  (Good BBQ, excellent Brunswick stew – with no added green stuff, the way God intended it.)

The Walton County annual event draws Republicans from well outside the region, and is the semi-official kickoff to statewide Republican primary contests.  As such, the three announced candidates for Governor were there, as were at least two candidates for Secretary of State.

I’ll note that this was one of Jon Richards’ favorite events and he loved the picture taking opportunities.  What follows won’t do his work justice, but are a short collection of candid shots of the gathering are included below the jump.  These are for those that lacked faith that God & Roy had made a deal for the weather to clear up and provide blue skies by the time Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black sang “God Bless America” to open the bad joke telling and political speechifying. 

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Has Casey Cagle always been that trim or has he been working out- getting into campaign shape?


Somebody give Lt. Gov. Cagle an extra helping before he blows away.

Andrew C. Pope
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I’ve been to this event a couple times and I can personally attest to the quality of the Brunswick stew. As for the quality of the politicians… 3 stars.