Eric Johnson makes it official: He’s moving up to governor’s race

Here’s the press release just handed out, which includes some very interesting names of supporters:

ATLANTA, GA- State Senator Eric Johnson of Savannah announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for Governor in 2010. Johnson intends to file paperwork for his candidacy tomorrow.

“As I traveled the state campaigning and visiting with Georgians from all walks of life, I was thrilled to see the support and encouragement we received in every corner of this state,” said Johnson. “Georgians recognize that we need a steady, tested, and experienced leader to address the challenges we face as a state and to build on the progress we’ve made under Republican leadership. My vision for our future focuses on how we can create new 21st Century jobs, reform education to improve student achievement, and ensure effective and ethical government. Effective leadership is about trust. I hope to earn the trust of the Georgians and the opportunity to serve as their Governor.”

Senator Johnson, a longtime Republican leader in Georgia government has named Jamie Reynolds as Finance Chairman for the campaign and Steve Green was designated as Finance Co-Chairman. Derrick Dickey is the campaign’s General Consultant, and Ben Fry serves as Campaign Manager. Dave Simons will continue directing political operations in the coastal region. Doug Chalmers and Randy Evans will provide legal counsel.

Johnson previously was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, but is suspending that campaign after Lt. Governor Cagle’s recent decision to run for re-election.

“I encourage all Georgians to remember my friend Casey Cagle, Nita, and their boys in our prayers today as he undergoes surgery,” said Johnson. “Casey is a friend, a fine man, and a great Lieutenant Governor. I met with him over the weekend to wish him well and inform him of my decision. He has earned the right to be our nominee and deserves the opportunity to take all the necessary time with his recovery. I look forward to seeing him on the campaign trail as soon as he fully recovers and to working with him if Georgians honor me with the opportunity to serve as their Governor.”

An architect from Savannah, Senator Eric Johnson has served in the legislature since 1992 and held positions including Senate Minority Leader and President Pro Tempore. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee. He and his wife, Kathryn, have two adult children- Marcus, a pastor, and Righton, an attorney.
For more information please visit www.JohnsonForGeorgians.com.

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AMB

April 27th, 2009
11:34 am

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Will Jones - Atlanta

April 27th, 2009
1:06 pm

“As I traveled the state campaigning and visiting with Georgians from all walks of life, I was thrilled to see the support and encouragement we received in every corner of this state,” said Johnson. “Georgians recognize that we need a steady, tested, and experienced leader to address the challenges we face as a state and to build on the progress we’ve made under Republican leadership. My vision for our future focuses on how we can create new 21st Century jobs, reform education to improve student achievement, and ensure effective and ethical government. Effective leadership is about trust. I hope to earn the trust of the Georgians and the opportunity to serve as their Governor.”

Translation: I lost my job as President Pro Tem of the Georgia Senate and my Big Money backers like the Linger Longer creeps who backed Bush so he could commit 9/11 to make us all a lot of money in false war, are stealing Jekyll Island from the ordinary people of Georgia; and the clients of my real estate business like Wal-Mart, are afraid the Obama momentum will spread across Georgia and make it harder for Fascist Plutocracy to thrive here. As bald as corrupt Sonny Perdue I’m going to go around the state telling Georgians how I’m going to make everyone safer by making up new laws so they’ll be afraid and vote for me. Then I’ll keep making big money with rich clients in my Real Estate Development business, from rich people like the Reynolds, who want to keep making money off Georgia through their connections to the Governor…just like Sonny’s doing now. Our challenge will continue to be to trick Georgia into thinking we’re decent, righteous, godly people even though the evidence is everywhere that the GOP is really the Gay Old Perverts with Larry Craig, Mark Foley, “Lips” Bush and Jeff Gannon, and a whole host of other types of perverts and adulterers like Newt Gingrich. We, Republicans, can only rely on Babylon and the Devil to keep Georgia distracted from the obvious truth, and vote, again, against the interests of the eighty percent Middle Class, the People who’ve thankfully forgotten that they are supposed to be the sovereign in America. We rich can stay much richer if the People can always be tricked into voting against their own interest. Having graduated from a known “mobbed up” school in Louisiana, and now from a Roman Catholic basecamp in an otherwise anit-Roman Catholic, Yellow Dog state, we have our work cut out for us…but Big Money talks and the little guy walks. Hahahahahaha.

Jim Callihan

April 27th, 2009
2:18 pm

Now it’s starting to shape up…and getting really good. This could be one of the most entertaining “Govvy” races in many years. Hey Will – speaking of “Jekyll Island”, you should surely know the history of it’s significance (The “Aldrich Plan” that became the Federal Reserve Act – “rich history” there).

Will Jones - Atlanta

April 27th, 2009
3:35 pm

Yeah Jim – Sen. Nelson Aldrich, grandfather of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, from papal fiefdom Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the technically correct name of our smallest, and not coincidently 99% Roman Catholic and openly Mafia-run, state) is a real “piece” of work. Here’s his wikipedia page for all to recognize how Vatican-banker Rockefeller and Rome’s Fifth Column made such headway in Our Country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_W._Aldrich …by buying traitors against the People and the Constitutions to be politicians.

No doubt the Bush-buddy Reynolds of Linger Longer are but the tip of an iceberg of corrupt rich who would like to see Jekyll Island transformed. As it is now it’s a fitting reminder of the scum who gathered there to rip off the American People with the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System (Obama is now trying to shore up its collapsing House of Cards without their doing a “JFK” on him) and its collection agency the IRS in 1913. “Peeling the skin off that onion” makes perfectly clear just who had to kill John Kennedy for taking the “Federal Reserve” off our money supply (EO11,110), and dumping out of Vietnam as military catspaw for the pope (NSAM263).

Aldrich, Rockefeller, Bush, DuPont, Ford, Forbes, et al, gathered to consolidate their Robber Baron control of America on Jekyll Island. Linger Longer/Reynolds and the rest of the Gay Old Pervert scum who most recently cheated a homosexual draft-dodger into the White House to commit 9/11, would like nothing better than to take Jekyll back from the People of Georgia and America just because they think that now they can.

If the great people of Georgia can join as one, like a balled-fist, and knock these false “republicans” out, a Yellow Dog Democrat governor can set things right in the Golden Isles…the same way the troops from Fort Frederica, led by the ancestor of many righteous Georgians, Noble Jones, did at Bloody Marsh on St. Simon.

It’s the same battle…the same opponents. On our side are the good and decent people of Georgia who want to live free and raise their families unoppressed by Satan’s agent on earth, “the real Anti-Christ,” “an engine for enslaving mankind,” as Our Founder called them, and on the other side are the minions of Evil on Earth, those who worship Mammon and act as the conduit for Rome and its “Black Aristocracy” to regain St. Simon and Jekyll, which they lost that day on Bloody Marsh, but also to return the souls of Americans to the slave system run out of Rome, as the Wall Street of slavery, for 2,000 years…until Our Founders “ignited a volcano under the thrones of Europe”: the American Revolution…they’ve been trying to put out ever since by buying politicians, assassinating our leaders, lying us into false war and stealing our money and trying to molest our children.

Baptist and Freemason Georgians, White and Black, better know this is true. Jew and Gentile Georgians better know this is true.

The Gay Old Perverts are Rome’s “catheter” along with mobbed-up/papist bloc in Congress to take over America. Wondered why illegal immigration could never be stopped? Why despite the thousands of witnesses on Capitol Hill, of the “David Copperfield” jet flying up from the Pentagon on 9/11, and Mineta’s eyewitness testimony of Cheney’s stand-down order, Bush still hasn’t swung from the gallows?

“They” know they are agents of “the real Anti-Christ.” It is our mild, gentle goodness they rely on to take advantage of us, to return us as slaves to feed their perversions and appetites.

Catch one of their fellow-travelers off-guard as I did once and they’ll admit right to your face: “The People will never rise up.” They think we are stupid but it is they who are accursed and headed for eternal damnation.

Obama proves The Dream and Our Founders’ Covenant lives. We, the People, must get out in front of him, to protect him.

We must push the battle here in the most wonderful of all states. I’ve been all over Georgia in all kinds of weather, places and circumstances…and know Georgians are the best Americans. We are a Great People and have all infinite blessings available to us…but we have to come together and recognize G-d’s enemy is “within the gate.”

Bird’s of Feather flock together and in Our State that’s the pervert, adulterating, thieving traitors of the Republican (false) Party. These are the whitetrash and Roman Catholic Blacks who sided with papist Sherman after convincing Georgians to accept free slaves even though slavery was illegal from Oglethorpe’s Charter.

They are clown’s like “Siren and Lights” Oxendine, sucking up to power and money to get where he is, and the non-woman Handel inserted into our state from papist Maryland to further the Bush/Quayle faction of Rome’s Fifth Column. Those who are brought as carpetbaggers by assassins and traitors cannot be good people. Evidently G-d feels the same of Handel or her line would not be cut-off.

Eric Johnson is just one more “front” for Rome. Any willing to stand for office as a “Republican” is tarred with the same brush used by the five Roman Catholics on the Supreme Court who violated the Constitution and all legal precedent to make this last Bush president. No man or woman of honor in Georgia would associate him or herself with such patent scum.

Obama is progress for America and for Georgia. The Democrats better come up with a good man or woman to carry the fight to the Gold Dome. We have the best state and the best people in America, and we better start acting like by making a Yellow Dog Democrat our next governor…and not some compromised, draft-dodging sell-out to the Fed, either.