The race to replace Congressman Lynn Westmoreland continued apace on Wednesday, with the Drew Ferguson campaign announcing another endorsement, and the Mike Crane campaign announcing a rally featuring Senator Ted Cruz.
Ferguson’s endorsement comes from former Governor Sonny Perdue, who said the candidate will stand for Georgia values. “As Governor, it was a pleasure working with Drew to better his community,” Perdue said in a press release. “He is smart, committed, conscientious, and loves West Georgia and its people. I strongly support Drew because I am confident Drew Ferguson will make us proud in Washington, by standing tall for conservative Georgia values. I trust Drew, and you can too.”
Cruz will have a “Rally for Freedom” this Friday at the Newnan Center, beginning at 6 PM. According to the Newnan Times-Herald, Crane issued this statement: “His visit to the 3rd District will energize the final days of this election and help rally the grassroots to send a clear message to the political elite and reclaim this seat for true conservatism,”
The Fraternal Order of Police isn’t happy that Cruz will be supporting Crane, whom it believes is not supporting the organization’s mission of protecting law enforcement officers. Rendy Robertson, the VP of the Georgia Chapter issued this statement:
We are very disappointed that Senator Cruz would support Mr. Crane at a time when the men and women of Law Enforcement are being murdered at a rate that is 100% greater than last year at this time. With the recent events in Dallas, Texas, I find it sad that Senator Cruz would allow himself to be pulled into the political cesspool by a candidate who has openly promoted shooting law enforcement officers.