Friday, July 07, 2006

Mac out raises Marshall...again


Mac Collins out raises Marshall once again

Warner Robins (GA) – According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports, former six-term Republican Congressman Mac Collins received over $36,422.00 more in campaign contributions during the year’s second quarter of fundraising than his opponent Democrat Jim Marshall. Collins, who is a candidate in Georgia’s newly drawn 8th Congressional District, raised $222,335.00 for the quarter; while Marshall raised $185,912.66. Jim Marshall’s failure to keep pace with the Collins’ Campaign fundraising efforts is quickly becoming a hallmark of the race in the new 8th Congressional District. The Collins’ Campaign out raised Marshall in the FEC Year End Report for 2005 and for the First Quarter Report of 2006.

“Mac Collins consistent ability to out-raise Marshall quarter after quarter sends a message that Mac is the front runner in this race. Contributors recognize that Mac Collins is the only true conservative in this congressional race. The people of the new 8th congressional district are losing faith in Congressman Marshall who has twice voted for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, believes that the United States should negotiate with the terrorist group Hamas, voted to give illegal immigrants food stamps, voted to print election ballots in Spanish and failed to support a concrete domestic energy program when Georgia’s families are paying almost $3.00 a gallon for gasoline. The difference between Mac Collins and Jim Marshall is as clear as day and night. Now that the people of Georgia have been made aware of Jim Marshall’s voting record we can expect that his support in this district will continue to wane”, said Bill Hagan, spokesman for Congressman Mac Collins (Ret. R-GA).

The new 8th congressional district includes 21 counties in Middle and Southern Georgia. These counties are: Baldwin, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Colquitt, Dodge, Houston, Irwin, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Newton, Pulaski, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth.