State rep. endorses Crane for Congress
CARROLLTON — State Rep. Kevin Cooke, a Republican from Carrollton, on Tuesday endorsed state Sen. Mike Crane of Newnan in his bid for Georgia’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District.
“Mike Crane is a perfect example of someone who stands on principle over politics,” Cooke said in a statement released by the Crane camp. “During my time with Mike in the General Assembly I saw this man fight daily to preserve our liberties and freedoms. In order to restore our great republic we must send leaders who are proven in these areas. That’s why I’m casting my vote for Mike Crane.”
Crane is facing former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson 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.
“Kevin is a dear friend and I appreciate his support,” Crane said in a statement. “I know Kevin to be upfront, honest and stand his ground when the political pressure gets tough. Having his support is an honor and as I have done throughout my time in state office, I will continue to work in the name of liberty and freedom once in Washington.”
Cooke represents the the Georgia House’s 18th District, which includes portions of Carroll and Haralson counties. He was elected into the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010 and is currently serving as the vice chairman of the interstate cooperation committee. He also is a member of the appropriations subcommittee on economic development, legislative and congressional reapportionment, public safety and homeland security, regulated industries and state planning and community affairs committees.