John McCallum — 3rd place finisher in CD 1 primary — endorses Buddy Carter

From the Savannah Morning News’ John McCallum endorses Buddy Carter in congressional race:

With 20.5 percent of the votes, McCallum, a businessman and aide to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, finished third among the crowded field of six candidates in the May 20 primary, just 1,175 votes shy of second-place finisher Bob Johnson.

His endorsement could be a big push for Carter heading into the July 22 runoff.

Carter finished with just more than 36 percent of the votes, which was not enough to avoid a runoff with Johnson, a Savannah surgeon. Both candidates have traded sharp barbs in the past several weeks in their attempts to appeal to the conservative primary electorate.