Thursday, October 18, 2007

Georgia Leaders: Edwards Helps Us WIN

Today, democratic leaders from across the state gathered in Atlanta in support of John Edwards. Governor Roy Barnes kicked off the 3 p.m. press conference and drew a chuckle from supporters and reporters alike by saying that he wants a President who talks like he does and who he can understand without an interpretor. His point? Edwards can campaign and win in critical swing states, and in Georgia, John Edwards helps democrats win down the ballot.

Others who spoke included Lt Gov. Mark Taylor. Taylor endorsed Edwards and cited his commitment to campaigning in critical rural areas.

Sen. Vincent Fort and Sen. Valencia Seay both spoke in support of Edwards, and Seay had her grandson John John with her. Seay said that one of the key reasons she was supporting John Edwards is because she he is the best choice for John John's future, and the candidate best positioned to win in November.

From Middle Georgia, Lauren Benedict spoke, endorsing Edwards. Benedict said that democrats running for state house, senate, county commission and city council would be more likely to be elected if Edwards is the nominee.

The event was covered by the AJC, Insider Advantage, Capitol Impact and two Atlanta television stations.

I have pictures and will post them later today.

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