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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressional candidate gets tea party support

Camie Young

Camie Young

The tea party pick for U.S. House District 4 -- at least by the spokesman and organizer of the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots -- is Liz Carter.

Carter was endorsed by Debbie Dooley and Julianne Thompson, Gwinnett women who co-founded and co-organized the group.

"Liz is the candidate who best embodies the spirit of the Tea Party," Dooley said. "Liz has the experience, business acumen, and she understands that the government that governs least, governs best."

Carter is one of several Republicans seeking the nomination to run for U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson's seat. He faces Democratic challengers in July as well.

"Now more than ever, our Congressional leaders must embrace a conservative dedication to limiting the size and scope of government," Carter said. "I am campaigning for the opportunity to do just that by standing up against Washington's big-spending, liberal elitists."

Harrell, Anderson want to work together again

Joe Anderson, who as an ally of Brett Harrell on the Snellville City Council, now has the former mayor on his side in the upcoming election.

"Anderson was a key player in our administration and always brought a calm thoughtful presence to our council," Harrell said. "I believe he will bring a new level of integrity to the state Senate District 9."

Anderson is challenging Don Balfour, the chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee, which Harrell has his own political ambitions. He is running for the Snellville-centered House District 106 to replace Melvin Everson.

"Brett and I worked on the Snellville City Council together to lower taxes and increase services by cutting the fat out of the city's budget and focusing on core services for the citizens," Anderson said. "It was an honor to work with Brett on behalf of the citizens and if we are both elected to serve at the Gold Dome, I believe we can build on that success."

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.