I attended a press conference this morning where Rep. Clay Cox announced he will seek to be the GOP nominee in the 7th Congressional District. Surrounded by his family and numerous supporters Cox explained that if elected he would seek to pass the Fair Tax, require Congress to cite Constitutional authority for the bills they pass, and seek to place term limits on members of Congress.
In addition, Cox said he had notified Speaker Ralston that he is resigning as Chair of the Human Relations and Aging Committee. Cox then challenged Sen. Don Balfour (the only other announced candidate in the race) to step down as Senate Rules Committee Chair. Cox said it’s not fair to the people who have business before the House and Senate to have Chairmen who are running for Congress handling their issues.
Cox also pointed out that he was making his announcement in his home town of Lilburn whereas Balfour sent his announcement from Cairo, and not Cairo, Georgia.
Video of the press conference should be available soon for me to post but that’s the gist of Cox’s remarks.