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May 17--  The McLeod campaign released the following endorsement today.

"Wright McLeod, Republican candidate for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, today announced an endorsement from FreedomWorks PAC. The PAC selected Wright based on his unwavering support for free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government.

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McLeod (left) with Vidalia Tea Party Leader Jim Anderson during a Vidalia visit.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement and support of FreedomWorks PAC in our effort to unseat four-term, incumbent Congressman John Barrow,” said Wright McLeod.  “FreedomWorks has been a key leader in the Tea Party movement, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country advocating for lower taxes, less government and more freedom.  With the state of our government and economy, its clear we can’t afford the status quo.” 

FreedomWorks PAC Executive Director Max Pappas commented, “Wright McLeod is a solid fiscal conservative who is firmly committed to fighting for constitutionally-limited government. He has been willing to speak out about repealing ObamaCare and the need for a patient-centered healthcare plan.  He also has been willing to speak frankly about our current energy problems and to remove government-created roadblocks to more abundant and less expensive domestically produced fuels. We need more people like Wright who understand the Constitution, will be honest about the true state of the economy and work to rein in the spending.”

Founded in 1984, FreedomWorks has been a national leader in the grassroots, conservative movement by advocating for lower taxes and less government, reducing the national debt, repealing of ObamaCare, reshaping the federal tax code and removing unnecessary government regulations that are suffocating the private sector growth. 

Earlier this month, FreedomWorks played an integral part in Richard Mourdock‘s landslide victory over six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary. Mourdock’s landslide victory, garnered over 400,000 votes and he won by a massive 61-39% margin

McLeod is an Augusta native.  He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, retired as a Commander after 20 years of service and now runs a successful real estate law firm.  After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Naval Academy, Wright earned a Masters degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law.  Wright and his wife Sheri are proud parents of three daughters: Collier, Margaret and Grace.  The McLeods attend the Church of the Good Shepherd.