Forgetting for a moment that it's not "unanimous" unless Vernon Jones lost his mind at some point today and endorsed his opponent in the runoff, there's still a problem: Mr. Lanier has said repeatedly that he won't be endorsing anyone in the runoff.
And he confirmed that as I read a bit of the Martin campaign's email to him this afternoon.
I imagine this is a simple case of someone making an assumption, then hitting the send button a little too quickly, but, still, not good. From the Martin press release:
"I am honored to have the unanimous support of the opponents I faced this past Tuesday,” said Jim Martin. “The Democratic Party needs a strong U.S. Senate candidate this November, and I am proud to have the endorsements of Dale, Rand and Josh. Their support demonstrates that I am the best person to tackle the tough issues facing our state.”
By the way, I can confirm that Mr. Knight is endorsing Mr. Martin. I spoke to him this morning and he said he planned to.
UPDATE: From Martin's campaign manager, Ellery Gould: "There was a miscommunication.. Josh was at our election-night party, had a really great, supportive conversation with Jim and we were a little early on announcing his endorsement. ... We are retracting the endorsement claim."
Also - the Georgia AFL-CIO is endorsing Martin for the runoff, according to President Richard Ray.