Black, who’s been Georgia agricultural commissioner since 2011, has said he has no interest in unifying after the primary. He told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that he won’t support Walker because of his past instances of domestic violence.
“If Herschel were to be the nominee, people who have endorsed him are going to have to explain why they got behind a guy who choked his wife unconscious and threatened shootouts with police. That would be … uncomfortable for them,” said Dan McLagan, Black’s communications director…
As frontrunners in their respective races, it’s easy for Kemp and Walker to be magnanimous. For many others, there’s too much bad blood to begin thinking about bringing the party back together.
“I don’t think that these Trump-endorsed candidates are going to show up at a unity rally, if they lose. And I don’t think [Attorney General] Chris Carr and Brad Raffensperger are going to show up at something like that, if they were to lose,” said a person working with several Republican candidates, who requested anonymity to speak freely.