AUGUSTA, Ga. – Being outside was clearly “in” with the Republicans at their state convention over the weekend, and no one was more in than David Perdue.

“I will always be an outsider,” he said. “…They offered me the Kool Aid. I wouldn’t take it.”

He had little competition for the darling of the convention since the Republican governor and Republican House speaker didn’t even attend. The Republican lieutenant governor merely urged unity by noting that he and his wife don’t agree on everything and that the selection of Supreme Court justices is reason enough for the party to work toward winning the White House – a message delivered without uttering the name of the party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.

The keynote speaker, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was 24 minutes into his 25-minute address before he mentioned Trump. 

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