Monday, April 19, 2010

Gen. Poythress gets the endorsement of Muscogee County Sherriff

General David Poythress, the former Commanding General of the Georgia National Guard and Democratic candidate for Governor, received the endorsement of Sheriff John Darr today. Poythress was in Columbus attending the Pig Pickin' of the Muscogee County Democratic Party.

Ask about his endorsement of General Poythress, Sheriff Darr said, "The General is the best one to win the election in November I believe him when he says that he is going to solve our water problems and bring jobs back to Georgia. He means what he says; he's not just paying lip service."

During his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd, General Poythress reiterated his pledge to walk the walk with the people of Georgia by not taking a salary as Governor until the state's unemployment rate falls below 7%. Latest statistics from the Department of Labor show Georgia's unemployment rate at 10.6%.

In addition to Sheriff Darr, Poythress has also received the endorsements of Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman, Rev. Dr. H.L. McCall (Senior Pastor of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church) and Rev. Albert Sanders (Associate Pastor, St. James Missionary Baptist Church).

Poythress, former Secretary of State and twice-elected Commissioner of Labor, says Columbus is essential to his strategy for 2010. "Muscogee County is crucial for me, not only in the July 20th primary election but in the general election as well. I'm excited about the support that continues to grow in Columbus and honored to have another law enforcement leader join our team."

Poythress is the wildcard in the governor's race that's shaping up to be a three man race between him, Barnes, & Baker.

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