Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker Back Clay Cox For CD-7

Found this in my in-box as well:

Clay Cox is proud to announce that Georgia’s first Republican governor since reconstruction, the Honorable Sonny Perdue, will host a fundraiser rally for the Clay Cox for Congress campaign.

Cox, a Republican state legislator from Lilburn, is running to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. John Linder. The primary election will be held on July 20 – barely more than three weeks from now.

“Obviously, we’re thrilled that the Governor is supporting this campaign,” Cox said. “This is more proof that those with the highest desire to see the state succeed want a Congressman with experience balancing a family budget, balancing a business budget and balancing a state budget.”

Joining the governor will be Georgia’s House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

The event will be held the evening of July 13 at 550 Trackside, the historic gathering place on North Clayton Street in Lawrenceville.

I find this one interesting because Cox began the campaign somewhat positioned as the outsider of this campaign, set to take on “the insider” Don Balfour. Though there are now quite a few challengers positioning themselves as outsiders and Clay as “the establishment”, it will be interesting to see if Cox can hold his original base while merging those voters with those who follow the establishment. It’s a delicate act, but if he can pull it off, he’ll win big.

4 comments

  1. hannah says:

    “balanced budget” is such a fake issue. All it has is alliterative appeal. Since the federal budget makes no difference between operating and capital expenditures, the insistance that income equal outflow has resulted in most of our capital facilities being used up or deteriorating from a lack of maintenance.
    Touting balanced budgets on the state level is doubly deceptive because income from bonds, as well as the cost of paying them off, is always left out of the discussion. Which, of course, is the intent. Our financial class continues to rely on a steady trickle of income from government bonds, AND the ability to evade federal income taxes by investing in these “secure” instruments. Talk about double-dipping!

  2. GOPwits says:

    This is not unexpected… The establishment is circling the wagons at this point on a few of these races… Voters should really start paying attention to the kind of stuff that’s being swept under the rug, because in those fine details is where you will find the loudest and brightest corruption.

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