But it's worth noting that Kathy Cox, the state's superintendent of schools, has endorsed Rudy Giuliani for president. The Giuliani camp says Cox is the first Georgia official elected statewide to jump onto a presidential bandwagon, and as far as I can tell that's true.
There was some Internet talk about John Oxendine endorsing still unannounced former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, but that's not quite right.
"He has encouraged Thompson to run," according to Oxendine's spokesman.
Any way, here's Cox's quote, from the Guiliani release:
“America needs real leadership in Washington. Mayor Giuliani’s 12 Commitments to the American People, including his commitment to provide a high quality education to every child in America, will bring the same success to the country that he brought to New York City,” said Cox, a former public school teacher for 15 years.
I met Giuliani at the state Capitol earlier this year. He was quite gracious, particularly since I was just a jackass reporter staking out the governor's office and waiting for him to emerge from a meeting with Gov. Sonny Perdue. I pledged to go home and learn to spell his name, which was not easy.
As we get closer to February, any one with a presidential campaign feel free to send major endorsements along. I'll note them here.