Monday, April 24, 2006

Congressman Mac Collins qualifies for Republican Primary





Congressman Mac Collins qualifies for Republican Primary


(Atlanta, GA) – Mac Collins, a 12 year veteran of the House of Representatives, today qualified in Atlanta for the Republican Primary for the newly created 8th Congressional District. Congressman Collins will face Democrat Jim Marshall in November’s General Election.


“This is another step toward victory in November. I am looking forward to talking about the issues that matter to middle Georgia. We need to come to real solutions on illegal immigration, taxes and the supply of energy. I’ve worked to solve these problems and I look forward to continuing to finding real solutions to these problems”, Collins said after qualifying.


Congressman Collins will return to the House of Representatives with his 12 years seniority. During his 12 years in Congress, Mac Collins served and in the Republican leadership of the House as a member of the Republican Steering Committee, and as Deputy Majority Whip. He was also a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Intelligence Committee.


The new 8th Congressional District is heavily dominated by members of the Republican Party. The new district voted for both President Bush and Governor Perdue in the last two election cycles. Both President Bush and Governor Perdue have endorsed Mac Collins candidacy. Congressman Collins has further demonstrated his electoral momentum by out raising his Democratic opponent in the last two fundraising quarters reported by the Federal Election Commission. The seat is considered by political analysts to be one of the most competitive competitions for the 2006 congressional elections.


“This race will come down to who will represent this district and its values the best. Mac Collins has proven over and over that he will fight to lower taxes, bring jobs to Georgia and protect our national security. He has shown that he will do what he says he will. We need a representative that doesn’t forget his promises when he gets to Washington. The people of the new 8th district are tired of being told one thing and then having their Representative go to Washington and vote with Nancy Pelosi,” said Collins spokesman Bill Hagan.