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Dutton Encouraged Despite Bad Press
Monday, 12 May 2014

May 12-- With the May 20 Republican primary looming in the 12th Congressional District, one of the five candidates in the race says he's encouraged despite some negative news about his finances in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ImageFormer State Representative Delvis Dutton of Glennville says, "I think we're peaking at the right time.  We've got the energy in this campaign and it's doing very well.  It's very humbling and we're getting a lot of traction in the north end of the district as well."

Dutton is the only candidate from a rural area in the five-person race.  The other candidates include three from Augusta and one from Macon who doesn't live in the 12th District.

"The main thing is this.  If I hold to the principles that I know to be right without worrying about a political game or political cost, everything will work out.

"I grew up on a farm in Glennville.  It's been in my family for six generations and my two little ones are the seventh generation if we're able to hold on to it.  With me drilling wells in 15 of 19 counties in the district, I've seen every walk of life and interacted with their families and have a very strong understanding of what this district is and what this district needs.

"That's helped me very much in my service in Atlanta and will serve me very well when I get to D.C.," he said. 

The Atlanta paper reported last week that Dutton, his wife and well drilling company owe back taxes to Tattnall County of more than $23,000.

The candidate admits his company had tough times during the economic recession and says he will meet his obligations.

"Those challenges are there, but I've never walked away from any obligation or committment in my life.  My thing is this.  I'm an open book.  Everything is out there on me, but people need to take the time to understand who I am and the representation I'm offering in this," Dutton said.

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