The campaign of Georgia attorney general candidate Ken Hodges issued a statement Thursday admitting that Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena does not endorse Hodges.
“We apologize to Sheriff Modena for the error on our Web site. It was a simple clerical mistake and his name was never intended to be on the list,” said Shannon Marietta, Hodges’ campaign manager.
Hodges’ opponent, Rob Teilhet, issued a news release Wednesday saying Modena supports Teilhet, not Hodges. Modena’s name was listed on Hodges’ campaign Web site Wednesday in a list of sheriffs endorsing Hodges.
The release also said Hodges has claimed an endorsement by Andrew Young, a former U.N. ambassador and Atlanta mayor, although Young has told the media he has donated money to Teilhet and has not endorsed Hodges.
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Hodges’ campaign maintains Young has endorsed Hodges, Marietta said in an e-mailed statement.