Georgia Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal has pulled out of the race for Georgia’s 14th district in Congress leaving the race to Republican Marjorie Greene.
Ausdal made the announcement on Friday via Twitter saying, “The next steps in my life are taking me away from Georgia, so I will be disqualified from serving in Congress and will give the Party a chance to put forward a candidate that can carry this fight to the end.”
With the seat practically guaranteed to Greene, Congressman Doug Collins declared Greene, “Georgia’s new Congresswoman.”
Greene’s motivations are based on past Republican failures to achieve key goals. Greene said, “Republican-controlled Congress didn’t do the things I thought were important. Things like funding the wall. They didn’t defund the sanctuary cities; as a matter of fact, they funded them. They didn’t defund Planned Parenthood. They funded Planned Parenthood for $500 million.”
Many old guard Republicans were content to do nothing and were unwilling to fight Democrats over key legislation. Greene is part of a new generation that is willing to fight.
With this latest victory, Republicans’ long march to retake the House is coming closer to fruition. Not only must Republicans retake the House, they must also be willing to go on the offensive when they do.
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