For those looking for additional entrants into the GOP race for the opportunity to challenge John Barrow, your wish list appears to have shrunk by two yesterday. Both State Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons and State Representative (and former Congressional Candidate) Barry Flemming of Harlem have endorsed Augusta’s Rick Allen. Quotes from each distributed by Rick Allen’s campaign team include:
“Rick has been a tremendous force for good in the Augusta community,” Williams said. “He is a savvy and successful businessman who understands that local citizens and leaders know better than the federal government how to solve the challenges that face them. Washington needs a lot more of that kind of attitude these days.”
“We are a conservative state and a conservative community but our current representative in Congress represents the opposite view of governing,” Fleming said. “Rick believes that less federal government, lower taxes and a better business climate beat John Barrow’s big-government, top-down, Washington-first approach every time.”
Allen faces John Stone in the GOP primary contest.