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Herman Cain endorses Ferguson for Congress

WEST POINT — Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday endorsed former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson in his bid for Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District.

“In politics, there are candidates with a record of doing things and others with a history of talking about things,” Cain said in a statement released by the Ferguson campaign. “Drew Ferguson has helped rebuild a community knocked into the dirt by Washington trade deals, taxes and regulations. His record as a mayor and a small businessman makes him a better candidate than any ten legislators who talk and campaign for a living.”

Ferguson is facing state Sen. Mike Crane of Newnan in a July 26 Republican primary runoff election to succeed incumbent U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. The winner will face Democrat Angela Pendley in the Nov. 8 general election.

Cain said he’s endorsing Ferguson because of his job-creating track record.

“West Point was beaten down by globalist trade deals that sent industry abroad, but Drew and the people of his city helped turn that around and make it a major success story once again,” Cain said. “Unlike the legislator class, Drew knows what he’s talking about when it comes to rebuilding an economy and creating jobs.”

“Herman Cain is a national champion of conservatism, but he is also someone with nearly unparalleled success in business,” Ferguson said in a statement. “His faith in me means a lot and I am excited to have his support.”

Early voting in the July 26 runoff election begins July 5 and ends July 22. Early voters registered in Troup County may cast ballots at the Troup County Government Center, 100 Ridley Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In an undated handout photo from the Ferguson campaign, Herman Cain, left, stands with congressional candidate Drew Ferguson. Cain endorsed Ferguson on Wednesday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_CaneWEB.jpgIn an undated handout photo from the Ferguson campaign, Herman Cain, left, stands with congressional candidate Drew Ferguson. Cain endorsed Ferguson on Wednesday. Contributed

By Tyler H. Jones

tjones@civitasmedia.com

Tyler H. Jones is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.