The Marietta Daily Journal – Pridemore Party must be big tent

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The Marietta Daily Journal – Pridemore Party must be big tent

MARIETTA — Tricia Pridemore, who hopes to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey in Congress next year, said she is honored to be running on the same ballot as her former boss, Gov. Nathan Deal.

Pridemore, of Marietta, resigned her position as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development earlier this year to run for the 11th Congressional district seat being vacated by Gingrey (R-Marietta).

“I definitely think Gov. Deal has done a good job on behalf of the state,” Pridemore said. “I know that on May 20 when I go to vote I’m voting for Nathan Deal because I believe he’s done a good job, I believe he’s earned a second term, I believe that we have experienced economic improvement. I know in my case we’ve worked very hard to right size some federal programs, and I know that as a leader he has a very good, calming temperament, and I like that in someone, I like that in someone that is going to be responsible for the 33rd largest economy in the world.”

Pridemore referred the MDJ to Deal’s office to answer whether the governor would actively support her campaign.

Tom Willis, executive director of Deal for Governor, said Deal considers all Republican candidates for the 11th Congressional district “partners in advancing his pro-jobs, pro-family agenda.”

Willis said, “Tricia Pridemore is a great friend of the governor, and she served Georgians well as head of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. He looks forward to working with our nominee to keep the Georgia delegation strongly conservative.”

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Pridemore Party must be big tent.

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