In most races, a pledge by 20 Republican senators to back a GOP colleague’s quest for higher office would not be a surprise. But Josh McKoon isn’t most politicians.
A year ago, a majority of McKoon’s fellow Republicans in the state Senate banded together to oust him from his leadership position of a key Senate committee. Now, even some who orchestrated that humiliation are backing his bid to oversee the state’s elections.
McKoon’s supporters say it’s a sign his campaign for Secretary of State has won over some of his most powerful critics. Cynics would say many of those colleagues are simply eager for him to leave the chamber. Either way, the marquee for McKoon’s Jan. 4 fundraiser sends a message.