This is good news for Casey.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia has endorsed Senator Casey Cagle for Lieutenant Governor.
With our leaders in Washington losing their focus on traditional conservative Republican values – fiscal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise and strong ethics – it is vital that the candidates offered up by the Republican Party in Georgia be true conservatives. The Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia believes that Casey Cagle is such a conservative.
Casey is a successful, self made businessman who was elected to the State Senate in 1994 at the age of 28. He has compiled an impressive legislative record fighting for lower taxes, free markets and private property rights. As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Casey was a leader in the legislative effort to simplify Georgia’s corporate tax code. He sponsored an income tax cut that passed the Senate in 2006 and has cosponsored legislation that would completely phase the state income tax out of existence. He has voted against every proposed tax increase.
It is also interesting in light of Reed’s eminent domain attack against Casey. The libertarian leaning caucus that puts property rights ahead of all else has just endorsed the guy Reed says is soft on property rights.
[UPDATE] Chris Farris, the RLC Chairman, sent me a statement which reads, in part:
We are saddened by the Reed campaign’s false television attacks on Sen. Cagle. Eminent domain abuse is a serious issue. Sen. Cagle has been a champion of private property rights, and we dismiss and rebuke Mr. Reed’s misrepresentation of his excellent record.