The culling may have just begun in the GOP race to challenge U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta. From the press release:
FreedomWorks PAC announced its official endorsement of Wright McLeod for Congress in Georgia’s 12th District. Through in-depth, one-on-one discussions with Wright, a review of the candidates in the race, and input from our members in the district, FreedomWorks PAC believes Wright McLeod is the clear choice for voters who support free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government.
Wright McLeod has a distinguish background that includes an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, service in the Persian Gulf War, a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from University of Georgia. He has spent his career as a small business owner in the district and knows firsthand how government overregulation impedes the creation of jobs.
As a judge, McLeod understands what the founding fathers intended the Constitution to be. He believes in a strict interpretation of the Constitution he swore to defend and that federalism is paramount.
FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas commented, “Wright McLeod is a solid fiscal conservative who is firmly committed to fighting for constitutionally-limited government. He has been willing to speak out about repealing ObamaCare and the need for a patient-centered healthcare plan.
He also has been willing to speak frankly about our current energy problems and to remove government-created roadblocks to more abundant and less expensive domestically produced fuels. We need more people like Wright who understand the Constitution, will be honest about the true state of the economy and work to rein in the spending.”
Others who will appear on the July 31 Republican ballot: Businessman Rick Allen of Augusta; state Rep. Lee Anderson of Grovetown and Maria Sheffield of Dublin.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider