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June 4-- Augusta businessman Rick Allen announced today that he will be a candidate for the United States Congress representing Georgia’s 12th Congressional District.

{mosimage}Allen told Toombs County Republicans of his plans at a breakfast meeting in Lyons.

“Our citizens and our communities know how to solve problems – in fact they solve them almost as fast as Washington, D.C. creates them,” Allen said.  “We need the federal government to stay out of our way and let people help people and businesses create jobs.  Sadly John Barrow believes in the centralized, bureaucratic model of big national government.  That is out of touch with what works and out of touch with Georgia.”

 “The government is financing our standard of living on the backs of our children and grandchildren,” Allen said.  “My generation has had the opportunity to live the American dream, and I want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunity.”