Thereís a debate among Republicans about whether Franken, above, or Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is a more vulnerable Democratic target for the beleaguered state party in 2014.
Shortridge said he will not run for a full term in April, and thereís only one announced candidate to succeed him: recently defeated state Rep. Keith Downey. No matter who his successor is, the secret to his partyís success depends on which races it decides to target this year.
ďThey donít need us to do everything,Ē said Shortridge. ďBut doing a few things well? I think thatís a recipe for success.Ē
An earlier version of this report misquoted Pat Shortridge about which state legislative elections are happening in 2014.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.