Freedomworks, the tea party group headed by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is weighing in on Georgia’s District 2 congressional race by endorsing Mike Keown.
Armey was in Albany on Wednesday to promote his latest book, “Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto,” and his campaign indicated the endorsement would come later in the day, Pete Skiba of The Albany Herald reports.
Keown is trying to unseat Democrat Sanford Bishop, who is seeking a 10th term representing the southwest part of the state. From Skiba’s report:
“As grassroots activists, the Tea Party Movement is fighting not only the Democrats but Republicans,” said Armey, former Republican House majority leader. “They must come to believe that we have every right to point and expect of them to uphold our conservative values. Big government is choking the private sector. It is time for Republicans to gain courage or just give up.”
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly