Chairman’s Welcome: May 30, 2012Posted by chris on May 30, 2012
Last week, the Georgia Republican Party had an action-packed week at the State Capitol. Spending Wednesday-Friday in the House Chamber, we conducted Republican Candidate Qualifying for all federal, statewide, state legislative and district attorney incumbents, challengers and candidates for the 2012 Election Cycle.
When all was said and done, the Georgia Republican Party Qualified 305 candidates that will appear on the July 31st Primary Ballot for voters all across the great State of Georgia! Among the candidates were 28 Republicans running for U.S. Congress, 4 Republicans running for the Public Service Commission, 37 Republicans running for District Attorney, 59 Republicans running for State Senate and 177 Republicans running for State House of Representatives. For those of you keeping score at home, the Georgia Republican Party Qualified more candidates than the Democratic Party of Georgia for every single office on the ballot.
Candidate recruitment has been a cornerstone of our election strategy thus far in 2012, and I am extremely pleased with the 305 Qualified Republican candidates that have answered the call to serve our Party and our state. This does not include the Republican candidates that Qualified on the local and county level, which also number well into the hundreds. I would like to also congratulate Bleckley, Franklin, Hart, Heard, Houston, Jones and Stephens Counties, who were able to Qualify former Democrats as Republicans for the 2012 Election Cycle. Altogether, our Party is running a larger slate of candidates than ever before in our state’s history.
With Qualifying in our Party’s rear-view mirror, now is the time to look forward to two very important dates: Tuesday, July 31st and Tuesday, November 6th.
The Republican Primary Election will take place on July 31st, and can be considered the General Election for nearly 120 Republicans running for Georgia General Assembly seats in which the Democrats failed to Qualify a single candidate. In other races, the Republican victor in the Primary will go on to face a Democrat in the General Election.
As a Party, our sights must be set on the future: protecting our Republican incumbents, growing our legislative and congressional majorities, electing Republicans from the top of the ticket to the bottom, and, of course, delivering Georgia for Mitt Romney in November.
To find out how you can get involved in Republican races across every county in Georgia, please contact your County Republican Party Chairman by visiting: http://www.gagop.org/local/county/ or sign up with the Georgia Republican Party at: http://www.gagop.org/?signup=1.
Onward to victory,