“Republican” PSC candidate Matt Reid has a Democratic voting record


“Republican” PSC candidate Matt Reid has a Democratic voting record

Matt Reid qualified last week to run against incumbent Republican Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton, but Reid must have taken a wrong turn in the State Capitol, as he clearly belongs in the Democratic Party.

How do I know Matt Reid is a Democrat? His voting record gives evidence, showing a solid Democratic Primary voting history from at least as far back as 2000 through 2010.

How am I sure that’s the same Matt Reid? Here’s how: a WHOIS search on his campaign website shows the same address as on the above voter registration.
And if that doesn’t convince you, how about a $250 contribution to Barack Obama for President?

Reid claims on his website that “Our wallets are taking a beating from this economy. Energy, telecommunications and transportation are key industries in our economy-and they are regulated by the PSC. Thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in these industries make the difference between economic decline and growth.”

He’s correct about that, but I believe that Georgia Republicans will think that the answer to our economic problems is not a liberal Democrat cross-dressing as a Republican who wants to get into office and push a radical Obama green agenda that costs ratepayers and businesses in Georgia more money every month.

Comments ( 1 )
  • Matt Reid says:

    I am running for PSC because I believe we need an engineer with private sector experience to help solve our energy problems and reduce our rates. It is true that I have in the past supported Democrats, but like President Reagan and many others before me, I have come to believe that my views are better represented by the Republican Party.

    I value family, faith, and free enterprise. I represent Georgia Republicans who want open and transparent government, who want a knowledgeable voice for their families’ interests when the utility rates are reviewed. That is why I am running in the Republican Primary on July 31, 2012 from District 3. I’d be honored to be our party’s nominee.

    Matt Reid – Republican Candidate for Public Service Commissioner – District 3