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Ferrell calls Keown liberal

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A congressional candidate says his leading Republican opponent is too liberal based on his voting record.

Lee Ferrell is one of three Republicans running for the second Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Sanford Bishop. Ferrell says Mike Keown tells people he opposes tax increases and big government spending, yet as a state Representative voted for tax and fee increases and to eliminate the State homeowners tax relief grant.

Ferrell said, "He's standing on his record, he has a record opposing tax increases and big government spending and this just simply isn't true. Mike should be ashamed of lying to the people of his district. He needs to be honest about his record in the General Assembly of raising taxes and fees on all of us."

Keown did originally vote for a comprehensive bill to look at all fees charged for services provided by the state, he later changed his vote to no. Keown did not want to comment on Ferrell's comments Friday.

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