The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Westmoreland raises over $710,000

State Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, reported more than $710,000 in total campaign contributions on the FEC Quarterly report published Jan. 31.

“Georgians have shown an outpouring of support for this campaign,” stated Westmoreland. “I am proud to announce that we have over 1,000 contributors and over 80 percent of our money raised is within the state of Georgia. These numbers are a clear indication that the people of the Eighth District want to replace Mac Collins with a conservative leader who will fight for the values that we all share.”

Westmoreland for Congress, Inc. was scheduled to report $711,477.61 in total contributions, $551,158.18 cash on hand, $253,631.86 for this quarter and contributions from 1,194 supporters as of Jan. 31.

Political action committees that have invested in Westmoreland’s candidacy include Associated General Contractors, Vulcan, Ashland Inc., Altria Group Inc., National Automobile Dealers, Home Depot Inc., Coca-Cola Enterprises, Waste Management, Troutman Sanders, Bell South, Citigroup, Synovus, AFLAC, The Facility Group, The Coca Cola Company and RJ Reynolds.

“As Joan and I travel the district, we continue to be humbled by the support that the people have given us,” said Westmoreland. “We are going to work together to reduce the size of government, lower taxes, continue to protect our homeland and continue to support government policies that nurture our families and protect traditional values.”

Since announcing his candidacy June 9 of last year, Westmoreland has received the support of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, four of the state senators from the 8th District, all 13 state representatives from the district and the Club for Growth, an anti-tax watchdog group that helps elect conservative candidates to Congress.

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