State Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ranger), the leading Republican candidate for Congress in Georgia's 9th District, released the following statement after today's announcement from Governor Perdue regarding the date of the special election:
"Governor Perdue has now set the election for April 27. I'm exhilarated and ready to work relentlessly during the 37 day campaign. It's time to restore an attitude of service to Washington coupled with truth, morality and leadership. We need to bring commonsense, North Georgia values back to the capitol which have recently been overshadowed by a progressive agenda."
Make no mistake--the Democrats in Washington won't stop now. They are emboldened and will now turn their attention to passing an amnesty based immigration reform, cap and trade and card check legislation. Now is not the time for conservatives to rest--we must be resolved and push back with all our might in order to preserve freedom for Americans. Julie and I are ready to serve."
"My campaign is also ready--we've already begun our grassroots activities, going door to door with our message. This is a crucial time in the history of our nation and the people of the 9th District deserve a proven, bold, conservative voice."
"The Graves campaign and the GA-9 Freedom Fighters are prepared --and ready to restore our nation's conservative values."