GPB brings us an Associated Press report that Ray Boyd, a commercial real estate executive, has decided to jump into the race for Georgia governor. Boyd has thrown in $2 million of his own money to start things off.
Ray Boyd told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s entering the Republican primary.
The 67-year-old political newcomer from Rutledge says he’s upset by the lack of ethics in Washington and at the state Capitol.
He says the candidates already in the race have been “tainted” by ethics troubles and long careers in politics.
Boyd describes himself as sympathetic to the tea party movement and supportive of term limits and states’ rights.
Boyd’s $2 million pledge was first detailed in a campaign disclosure filed with the Ethics Commission.
The funds pull him about equal in cash on hand to Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, the current money leader among Republicans.
A reminder from the Secretary of State that you must be registered to vote by Monday, June 16th to vote in Georgia’s July 15th General Primary. From SOS media relations person:
You can download and complete a voter registration application by visiting the 2008 Elections Center on the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/ElectionCenter08.htm.
You can also contact your local county registrars’ office, public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools and other government offices for a mail-in registration form. Voter registration is offered when renewing or applying for a driver’s license at any Georgia Department of Driver Services office. College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms from their school registrar’s office or from the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Remember, you must have a photo ID to vote. Visit the SOS website for more information.
Or call a lawyer for the Democratic Party of Georgia.