Thanks to you, Georgia is a RED state. Since 2002 the number of Republicans in elected offices across the state has grown exponentially.
In 2002, Georgia elected Sonny Perdue as it’s first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, elected Saxby Chambliss to the US Senate, and took the majority in the State Senate with the help of a few Democrats that traded their blue for red.
In 2004, Georgia handily re-elected then President Georgia W. Bush, elected Johnny Isakson to join Saxby in the US Senate, and took the majority in the State House. As in 2002 with the State Senate, Democrats (seeing the writing on the wall) helped push the State House Caucus to larger numbers.
In 2006, Georgia Republicans re-elected Sonny Perdue, elected Casey Cagle as the state’s first Republican Lt. Governor, and made gains in both the State House and State Senate while holding onto all of our Congressional Delegation when many other states were losing Republican seats.
In 2008, Georgia Republicans again proved they are stronger than national trends by casting a majority of votes for Presidential nominee John McCain and re-electing Saxby Chambliss to the US Senate. Both the State House and Senate remained strong Republican.
2010 saw the nation vote Republican, with Georgia once again leading the way. Johnny Isakson was re-elected to the US Senate and our Congressional delegation added a member with Austin Scott from the 8th District. Nathan Deal was elected as the 82nd Governor of the state in a highly contested race and each of the statewide Constitutional Offices became Republican. The State Senate and House both picked up seats on election night, and as in 2002 and 2004, a few Democrats switched parties to bolster the numbers even more.
Entering 2012, Georgia Republicans are preparing to grow their majority to even greater heights. In addition to the federal and state gains, Republicans are now equipping and mobilizing across the state to win the constitutional offices and courthouses at the local level. With your help, Georgia will lead the way as prepare to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.