Mark Walker walks away from governor’s race

And then there were FIVE.  

Team Robinson – the operatives running that scandal-on-two-legs – wants you to think they have the only Republican choice in the race.  But Andy Wells, Dale Folwell, Bill Graham, and Jesse Thomas might have something to say about that.

It was pretty clear that Mark Walker, the former preacher-turned-congressman, was in the race to rough up his former friend and ally, the lieutenant governor.  Walker was instrumental in Robinson’s political rise and eventual electoral success.  Robinson thanked him by endorsing Walker’s opponent in the 2022 GOP primary for US Senate.

Vengeance appeared to be the name of the game. 

But Walker clearly never was cured of Potomac Fever.  He retired from Congress when he realized his congressional seat was being redrawn to favor Democrats.  Even while out of Congress, Walker spent an inordinate amount of time around Capitol Hill and other old DC haunts.

Current redistricting maps appear to make the going a little more GOP-friendly around Walker’s old district.  So – as a distant third place in the GOP gubernatorial primary – Walker took the opportunity today to launch an effort to return to DC.