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Senator Williams Endorses Perdue
Sunday, 18 May 2014

May 19--  If you vote in the Republican primary election Tuesday, you'll see seven names on the ballot for U.S. Senate.

State Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons recommends you vote for David Perdue, cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue with whom Williams worked closely during the Perdue administration.

"He's got the acumen and the character to actually be a leader.  That's not true about the other candidates who've proven to be followers.  They may vote like we want them to and they may be conservative, but we need somebody who can inspire people like Ronald Reagan did to get together and fix the situation we have in Washington.

"All I see up there now are people pointing fingers at the other party and coming home and saying we couldn't get anything done because they wouldn't go along with us.  We've got to get beyond that.

"I'm looking for somebody beyond who has the right vote, I'm looking for somebody who can lead," Williams said.

ImagePerdue included Toombs County on his statewide bus tour last week and said it's time to change.

"We say it's very simple.  If you like the results coming out of Washington, we have four perfectly good professional politicians.  They've been in elected office for 63 years.  If you like what's going on, pick one of them.

"If you think we have a better opportunity and if you are as outraged as I am about what's going on in Washington, then look at the alternative, the outsider.  I've got a 40-year business career and I'm ready to go to Washington to make a difference, not to build a career.

"I believe we've got to have term limits.  That's one of the things that's caused the problem.  We get people up there and they stay too long.  Thirty-six U.S. senators have been in elected office in one form or other for over 30 years and I just don't think our founders had that in mind," Perdue said.

The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General believes federal policies are hurting the country's ability to create jobs and grow the economy.

"This is the number one problem we have in the country today.  We have so many regulations and structures in the United States which make us less competitive than we should be.  

"Our 35% corporate tax rate is the highest among the developed countries and it puts us at a tremendous disadvantage.  It's one reason we've seen all these small town manufacturing jobs leave America and go overseas.

"I just think we've got to get the bad government policies out of the way and let this economy do what it wants to do and that's to bust out and create jobs," Perdue said.

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