Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., on Thursday brought his American Solutions group to Duluth to endorse Georgia’s Republican slate of statewide candidates.
Gingrich has been touring the country in support of GOP candidates in advance of the Nov. 2 general election.
Of Republican gubernatorial nominee Nathan Deal, Gingrich said, “I was just thrilled when he decided to run for office. He’s going to bring a lot of common sense to the office of governor and build on what Governor [Sonny] Perdue has done.”
Most of Georgia’s statewide Republican candidates were in the audience at the Gwinnett Center, along with about 400 party supporters. But Deal and incumbent U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson spoke from the stage.
“People all over the state of Georgia are excited about this election,” Deal said. “They want to put Georgians back to work and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Deal said if Republicans win on Tuesday, they can show Georgia “what can be done to create a better job climate if we simply work together. Isn’t that a novel idea, that we would be able to put people in constitutional offices in this state who could actually work together for the good of the citizens of the state?”
Isakson said if Georgia Republicans sweep statewide offices on Tuesday, “it will largely be because of the building blocks laid down by Newt Gingrich. We owe him a big debt of gratitude and a round of applause.”
Gingrich worked to rally the audience to rally their friends and neighbors to vote on Tuesday.
“Next Tuesday is an amazingly important election and it’s important all over the country,” Gingrich said, who predicted Republicans will retake the U.S. House and possibly the Senate.
“The Democrat[ic] mountain they have to climb after this year will get bigger and bigger,” he said.