Gingrey Makes It Official – Enters US Senate Race

A press release from “Gingrey For Senate”:

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., (R-GA), today announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in his hometown of Augusta. Gingrey highlighted his lifetime as a physician, his conservative principles, and his desire to serve Georgians during his remarks.

“Once we as doctors are entrusted with the wellbeing of our patients and their children, it is our duty to take action, to be selfless, and fulfill our obligation to the service of others,” Gingrey said. “I did so willingly and it brought me great joy throughout my professional career. However, I always had a desire to do more.”

Gingrey also attacked President Obama’s job-killing policies, trillions in national debt, and government intrusion into everyday citizens’ lives.

“Georgians are telling me they are frustrated with politics as usual. Each day, they are faced with the tremendous responsibility of having families to feed, bills to pay, and children to raise,” said Gingrey. “Yet, most of the folks to whom I listen are concerned for their future. Too many of them know someone who’s out of work, has lost their own job, or fear they might. And, they increasingly believe that the opportunity for a better life for their children is slipping away.”

Gingrey said he is running for U.S. Senate because he knows that if we fight for our conservative principles, the country’s best days are ahead of us.

“We are Georgians, we are Americans, and we are often at our finest when our back is to the proverbial wall,” said Gingrey.

Gingrey will hold a news conference in Atlanta this afternoon.

About Phil:

Congressman Phil Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Phil completed his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and returned to MCG for his residency. During this time, he also completed a rotation at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus. While practicing as an OB/GYN physician for more than 30 years, Phil delivered more than 5,200 babies.

Phil began his public service at the Marietta City School Board. He served two terms in the State Senate before being elected to represent the 11th Congressional District in Congress in 2002. In the House of Representatives, Phil is working on improving health care for patients, securing our borders, and lowering taxes for American families and small businesses.

Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married 43 years. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren.

21 comments

  1. Trey A. says:

    Nathan Deal’s already 70 and the second oldest governor in state history. Saxby will be 70 by the time he leaves office and Johnny Isakson turns 69 this year. Of the 16 in our Congressional delegation, only Woodall, Scott, Collins and Graves are under 55.

    Looks like the voters have no problems with the old guys these days.

    • tdk790 says:

      I see your point, but you aren’t comparing apples to apples.

      Johnny and Saxby started at 59/60, Gingrey would start age 72.
      Their second terms end at 71/72, Gingrey’s would end at age 84.

      And for the Representatives, a lot of them were first elected when younger than 55. Many even younger than 50.

  2. Matt Stout says:

    And what percentage of the voters in this GOP runoff will be 55 and older? They pick the Senator in Georgia, historically. Change that trend, and see a young buck from GA as a US Senator. (Or a young doe, shout out to Bridget).

    • drjay says:

      again, my point is “young buck” as a ga senator has been quite common through the years, both russell and nunn were in their 30’s. heck even our two current senators were in their lates fifties when they were first elected to that office…not their 70’s…

  3. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    I wonder if Phil ever gets tired of everyone asking him, “Where do babies come from?”

    He may know obstetrics, but he does not seem to know a heck of a lot about the country, world, economic and monetary policy and have big ideas. Nor does he have a lot of mojo. He is not a guy that is going to frame big things and move the public. In other words, he is not a guy that is going to open his mouth and make people think about things they’ve never thought or say, “Wow, this guy is really smart.” He wants the title, the prestige, the power, and the perqs, he’s not a movement conservative by any means. He’s not one of the hundred that we really need to turn things around in D.C.

    At 5,200 deliveries, he’s seen a lot of nasty and stuff from crazy people. He’s lucky he got out before tattoo and piercing boom.

  4. The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

    “In the House of Representatives, Phil is working on improving health care for patients, securing our borders, and lowering taxes for American families and small businesses.”

    Charlie, you forgot to include that Phil is also working on limiting the number of rounds and sizes of gun clips that law-abiding gun owners can legally possess, otherwise, great write-up.

      • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

        Sorry that I overlooked that part, Charlie…I must have been too busy laughing at the news of Gingrey running for U.S. Senate after basically throwing law-abiding gun owners under the bus, though he did apologize and retract those statements.

      • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

        Common misuse of the term, I know…but it still does not take away the sting of Gingrey basically conspiring with the gun-grabbers to restrict the God-given 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

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