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(SNELLVILLE) – With veteran Republican congressman John Linder’s announcement he will not seek re-election, Republican State Sen. Don Balfour confirmed today he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District of Georgia.
“Elections should be about leaders standing up to defend conservative principle,” said Balfour. “I am running to be the voice of principled conservative leadership for the 7th District.”
Noting Linder’s work to pass the FairTax, Balfour thanked Linder for his service and pledged to pick up the torch of this crucial objective. “The FairTax is about the freedom to control your own taxes instead of Obama and Democrats in Congress raising your income taxes for welfare state spending,” Balfour said. “I will continue John’s work on this issue.”
Balfour also pledged to stand up against President Obama and Speaker Pelosi’s “radical left wing agenda” because of his belief that Congress must turn away from “We the Government” and back to the Founding Fathers idea of “We the People”.
“We must stop Cap-and-Trade, Card Check, and government-run healthcare,” said Balfour, “and since I have never voted for an unbalanced budget in Georgia, I will help stop the Washington DC debt machine that is burying our children in Chinese-owned debt.”
“I also believe the war on terrorism is just that – a war – and not a matter of criminal justice,” said Balfour. “I am committed to doing what it takes to protect America.”
Balfour also announced that Joe Rogers, the Chairman and CEO of Waffle House, will serve as the campaign’s Finance Chairman.