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South GA. Politician visits hometown of Tifton

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) –A popular South Georgia politician paid a visit to his hometown of Tifton today. Austin Scott spoke at the Rotary Club luncheon this afternoon,

He spoke about the progress made during the last legislative session. But he also touched on the congressional race, which he just recently entered.

For 18 months, Scott was in the running for Governor, but realized he needed to make the switch to help get the economy back on track.

"You are going to have a Democratic President over the next two years, so if you have a republican congress it will be much like the time Newt Gingrich was speaker of the house and Bill Clinton was President. The parties had to work together to move forward with the economy," said Scott. 

When Scott was in the Governors race, he says he and his wife walked 1,068 miles around the state and asked Georgians what they would do if they were Governor for a day. The number one thing on peoples minds? The national economy and getting it back on track.

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