The Marietta Daily Journal – Senate hopeful: Politics shouldn't be a career path

10
Dec

The Marietta Daily Journal – Senate hopeful: Politics shouldn't be a career path

MARIETTA — A Georgia businessman asked for support from Cobb’s GOP on Saturday, touting his private sector experience and CEO credentials, while framing his lack of time in politics as a benefit.

David Perdue told the Cobb County Republican Party, during their monthly Saturday breakfast at headquarters off Roswell Road, that he has helped to grow some of America’s most recognizable companies, such as Sara Lee, Reebok and Dollar General.

Now, Perdue wants to use his real-world experience to become a U.S. senator, as he hopes to take over retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat.

“I never wanted to do this. I never thought about doing this,” said Perdue, who is an industrial engineering graduate from Georgia Tech.

But, Perdue told the crowd of Republicans they cannot keep electing the same representatives and expect different results.

Unlike his opponents, who Perdue said have run for political office a combined 41 times, he has spent 41 years in the business world.

Perdue’s foray into politics should not be viewed as a change in career path, considering Perdue said one of his priorities will be to install term limits for the U.S. Congress.

“I don’t think our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a career politician,” Perdue said.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Senate hopeful Politics shouldn t be a career path.

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