From a press release:
ATLANTA — The Georgia Association of College Republicans (GACR) announced its plans to fight for Georgia Republican candidates in the 2010 election season with the unveiling of their “10 in ’10” Express Trip Initiative. Under the plan, CRs from across the state will embark on a series of 10 express trips this fall to campaign in hotly contested midterm election races, beginning the weekend of Sept. 17-19 with a trip to Albany, Georgia, on behalf of 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee and State Representative Mike Keown.
“Georgia’s College Republicans are committing our every last resource to electing our state’s phenomenal slate of GOP candidates this fall,” said Chairman Andrew Laarhoven, “and we’ve carefully selected as our target races those in which a close race is expected or where unseating a Democrat is a distinct possibility.”
GACR’s comprehensive get-out-the-vote campaign will target a multitude of statewide and Congressional races in the state, mobilizing an on-the-ground force of conservative college students to engage Georgia voters for the midterm elections. The initiative is being billed as the most extensive campaign volunteer effort embarked upon by the College Republicans organization in years.
In addition to the 2nd District Congressional race, GACR will also target the Congressional battle in the 8th District on behalf of State Rep. Austin Scott, Georgia’s gubernatorial and attorney general campaigns and Senator Johnny Isakson’s top-of-the-ticket reelection effort.
The announcement of the “10 in ’10” Express Trip Initiative coincided with the launch of GACR’s capital campaign aimed at raising $25,000 to finance the organization’s elections operations.
Said Vice Chairman Chandler Epp: “As young people concerned with the direction that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are taking our country, we could not be more eager to make an enormous impact for our Georgia Republican candidates this November. We look forward to sharing in the victory that this election will bring for our state.”
The Georgia Association of College Republicans (GACR) is the Georgia affiliate of the College Republican National Committee and the largest such state federation in the Southeastern United States. GACR represents the interests of thousands of conservative college students on nearly 30 Georgia university campuses, serving as the first point of contact for students who wish to work directly with local and state political leaders and their election campaigns. Connecting campaigns with conservative activists and volunteers across the state, GACR demonstrates why College Republicans are in fact THE grassroots arm of the Republican Party. For more information and a complete list of chapters, visit www.gacr.org.