Candidate Rick Allen is in his second bid to earn the opportunity to challenge Sanford Bishop. After coming in first place last month, he finds himself in a runoff with retired military man John House. The man who came in third that night has now apparently thrown his support behind Allen.
Allen shared the following on his campaign’s Facebook page earlier today:
I congratulate both Rick Allen and John House for running strong, clean campaigns for Georgia’s GOP nomination in the Second Congressional District. I have been in the presence of Rick and John many times during the campaign and I will proudly support the eventual Republican nominee in this district.There can; however, only be one Republican Congressional nominee in the district. After reviewing both candidates and their positions, I heartily endorse Rick Allen for the Republican nomination. Mr. Allen’s positions are nearly identical to mine and I am confident that those positions are heartfelt and strongly held.
Rick is a strong, pro-constitution conservative who has an in-depth understanding of the US Constitution and why our individual rights must be preserved. I am confident that Rick Allen will make a fine US Representative in Georgia’s Second Congressional District. He will go to Washington, not to conform to the prevailing atmosphere, but to reform Washington to the vision set forth by our Founding Fathers.
Sanford Bishop is vulnerable this year. I hope you will join me in supporting Rick Allen because after 20 years, Southwest Georgia deserves a voice in our government.
For God and country,
Ken DeLoach sought the 2012 Republican nomination in Georgia’s Second Congressional district (GA-2). The Republican primary runoff is August 21st.