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Georgia County GOP Chairman Arrested for Sexual Battery and Attempted Rape

Billy Joe Turnage, the 76-year-old chairman of the Union Country Republican Party, is in prison.

The Georgia GOP is having a hard time winning over women. Its Senate candidate, David Perdue, downplayed a pay discrimination lawsuit by saying “it was less than 2,000 women” (who faced discrimination).

This past Friday Billy Joe Turnage, the chairman of the Union County Republican Party, was arrested for aggravated sexual battery and an attempt to commit rape. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway writes that, “A picture of Turnage and David Perdue, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, is on the Union County GOP Facebook page. It’s not likely to be there long.” We screengrabbed the photo.