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Yu Makes Local Campaign Stop
Thursday, 06 March 2014

March 6--  Augusta businessman Eugene Yu made his first campaign visits to Toombs and Tattnall counties this week.

He's one of four candidates in the May 20th Republican primary election for the 12th Congressional District seat now held by Democrat John Barrow of Augusta.

ImageYu (left) met with Toombs County Republicans and told the story of his success as a Korean-American whose family moved to the United States 42 years ago when he was a teenager.

"I am living the American dream.  This dream is real.  I came to this country when i was a teenager with my parents, legally.  

"I started working at the local factory when I was in the tenth grade.  I worked all night.  In the morning I went to school and in the afternoon I went home to sleep. On weekends I worked at the grocery store as a stockboy and I was a volunteer firefighter.  After graduating from high school, while going to college, I became a fulltime fireman in Richmond County.

"Later I entered the U.S. Army as a military policeman.  After three years, I was honorably discharged and came back home to become a Deputy Sheriff in Richmond County.  Then I became a small businessman.  My company refurbished military vehicles for export overseas.  I did that for the last 24 years.

"One day I woke up and said, 'What the hell happened to our nation?'"

"I think that Washington is completely out of control. They need a new solution, a new idea, new blood.

"I'm willing to give my all, one hundred percent, to fight for the best interests of our country and our state," Yu said.

Yu withdrew from the U.S. Senate race to run for the House. He faces two other Augusta-based candidates, Rich Allen and John Stone, and State Representative Delvis Dutton of Glennville in the primary.

He wants to promote the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S., restore proposed cuts to the military and support farmers. 

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