Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced today that he will be campaigning in Georgia for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss on Friday, November 21, and that his Free and Strong America PAC has made a contribution of $5,000 to help with the runoff election.
Romney will be appearing at political rallies in Atlanta and Savannah, as well as at a series of private event fundraisers. Chambliss won the Nov. 4 general election, but the Dec. 2 runoff was called when neither Chambliss nor his Democratic opponent, Jim Martin, achieved 50 percent of the vote due to third party participation.
"This is a critical election whose outcome will be important to maintaining a balance of power in the Senate," said Romney. "It is critical that Republicans safely retain the ability to filibuster in order to prevent the worst abuses of single party rule."
Romney praised Chambliss as an outspoken leader in protecting the homeland from terrorism and called him an important voice for strengthening America's military and getting our economy moving again through pro-growth, low-tax policies. The $5,000 contribution from Romney's PAC is in addition to $2,300 that the PAC donated to Chambliss during the general election campaign.
The Free and Strong America PAC (www.FreeStrongAmerica.com) supports officeholders and candidates who are dedicated to advancing social, fiscal and foreign policies that will strengthen America at this critical time in the nation's history. The guiding focus is on the core principles that have built and nurtured America since its founding – uncompromised military strength, a belief in the power of free markets and that a competitive America is one where taxes are low and government is small, an emphasis on strong families and a federalist approach to government that leaves decision-making as close to the people as possible.