Athens gun shop owner Andrew Clyde says he will run for reelection in the 9th Congressional District, even though his home in Jackson County was drawn into the 10th District during the legislative and congressional redistricting session that ended earlier this week. Republican Clyde was first elected to the US House last year.
From US Rep Andrew Clyde’s Facebook page…
“Over the next few days, you will hear many reasons as to why the decision to draw Jackson County out of the 9th was unavoidable. Some will be based on numbers, and some will be based on process, but I contend that all of them are false.”
“I believe this was a purposeful decision made by a handful of establishment politicians in Atlanta. I knew when I was elected that being a hardcore conservative would come at a steep price in Washington. I have always happily paid that price in the name of freedom. What I never anticipated was the unprecedented act of being drawn out of my own district by a Republican Lieutenant Governor and a Republican Speaker of the House.”
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