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Gingrich endorses McKinney
Ex-House Speaker lends support to GOP candidate in 12th District
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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, orchestrator of the 1994 Republican revolution, has endorsed Republican Ray McKinney in his bid for Georgia’s 12th U.S. House District seat.
“Ray and I spoke a few months ago while we both attended the Southern Republican Leadership Conference,” Gingrich said Friday. “His background in energy infrastructure and his conservative approach to economics will ensure growth and strength in the 12th District and in all of America. I stand with Ray in his fight to restore conservative leadership to Washington.”
Gingrich applauded McKinney’s solution oriented-campaign to unseat incumbent Democrat John Barrow and increasing competitiveness.
McKinney said support from such a prominent fellow Georgian is one more sign of the growing momentum seen in his campaign. The Gingrich name is sure to increase the frenetic energy of McKinney supporters throughout the district, he said.
“Newt Gingrich is a great conservative and a great American,” said McKinney, an Effingham County native who now resides in Lyons. “He has heard our message and has lent his name to this campaign because he knows real solutions will bring industry and bring jobs to Southeast Georgia. “Now is the time for the people to be heard. We can no longer allow our Washington leadership to spend us into massive debt that will be passed to our children and our grandchildren.”