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Just after Tom Price was officially confirmed as the new Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services department, a new candidate for Congress has entered the field.
Former State Senator Dan Moody of Johns Creek is the latest to declare a bid for Price’s seat. A retired Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and a small business owner, he served in the state legislature from 2002 to 2010.
“We talked the talk on the campaign trail, now Republicans need to walk the walk and make good on our promises,” Moody said. “This is an historic opportunity to deliver on tax cuts, job creation, repealing Obamacare and shrinking the massive size of the federal government. The time for talking is over and the time for doing has arrived.”
According to Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Moody has picked up campaign aficionados Scott Rials, Jay Walker, and Dan McLagan. Between them, they have strong ties to former Governor Sonny Perdue and U.S. Senator David Perdue. McLagan also had a large hand in the dark-horse victory won by Drew Ferguson in Congressional District 3.
Qualifying begins Monday for the special election to replace Tom Price, while he special election to fill the seat is set to be held on April 18.
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