Beware of flying elbows this weekend in Athens, as the annual Georgia GOP convention will feature candidates and their backers jockeying for position in a cavalcade of wide-open races across the state.
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Recent Georgia GOP conventions have featured some memorable moments. Here are a few:
2007: A few members in the crowd boo U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss when he discusses his role in writing an immigration reform bill. The bill later dies in the Senate, with Chambliss voting against it.
2009: Gubernatorial hopeful Karen Handel makes a splash with a video depicting foe John Oxendine as a lumbering beast.
2011: In a rare rebuke to a sitting governor, delegates spurn Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice for state party chairman, Tricia Pridemore, to re-elect Sue Everhart.