Augusta Businessman Rick Allen, who missed the chance to run against John Barrow in a Republican Congressional runoff last year by just a few votes, has decided to give it another go. His fellow Augusta candidate Wright McLeod – whom Allen barely nudged to get into the runoff – has publicly announced he will not run.
Lee Anderson (R-Fear the Tractor) has not yet made a decision on another challenge to Barrow, as he is no doubt still doing his studies on what the Federal Reserve actually is.
John Barrow, of course, has decided against a run for U.S. Senate and will instead be defending his
Athens Savannah Augusta based Congressional seat.
Allen’s full release after the fold.
AUGUSTA, GA – Augusta businessman Rick Allen announced today that he will be a candidate for the United States Congress representing Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.
“Our citizens and our communities know how to solve problems – in fact they solve them almost as fast as Washington, D.C. creates them,” Allen said. “We need the federal government to stay out of our way and let people help people and businesses create jobs. Sadly John Barrow believes in the centralized, bureaucratic model of big national government. That is out of touch with what works and out of touch with Georgia.”
“The government is financing our standard of living on the backs of our children and grandchildren,” Allen said. “My generation has had the opportunity to live the American dream, and I want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunity.”