From Bill Stephens’ campaign:
In the campaign for Secretary of State, I have profound philosophical differences of opinion with most of the candidates who are running. However, while Perry McGuire and I were opponents, we were never adversaries due to the fact that we shared the same conservative outlook.
In fact, if Perry had still been a senator when we won our Republican Majority, I would have called on his conservative leadership in helping me run the Senate.
I am excited Perry has entered the race for Attorney General. While the Secretary of State’s race has lost a fine candidate, I fully expect Perry McGuire to make history as the first Republican Attorney General in Georgia history.
With Perry’s departure from the race for Secretary of State, I am confident that voters will be able to make a clear distinction between myself and my opponents.
I am now the only proven conservative candidate in the critical statewide campaign for Secretary of State. I look forward to serving Georgia as this state’s first Republican Secretary of State.