2:35 pm December 14, 2009, by jgalloway
Many social conservatives in the House Republican caucus have expressed a hope that state Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger would drop his 9th District congressional campaign and become a white-knight candidate for House speaker.
Alas, it will not happen. Graves has included the following in a note to supporters:
While it was humbling last week to read where some political observers mentioned my name as a potential candidate for Speaker, I want each of you know that I am committed to winning this election and representing you in Congress.
GA-9 Freedom Fighters from all across the 9th District have joined this campaign and we’ve put too much time and energy into preserving our conservative values to change course.
Graves is one of several thousand Republicans in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal of Gainesville.
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