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Congressional candidate holds tea party

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A Congressional candidate threw his version of a tea party in Albany Friday.

Rick Allen set up on one of Albany's busiest roads and offered sweet tea to voters willing to stop and talk. He plans to hold similar parties all over the second district in an effort to get to know voters and their concerns. He say's it's a good way to tell voters about his conservative approach to government. He wants to see less spending, a strong military, and more support for small businesses.

"I believe the more people you can talk to on a one to one basis and that can understand how you feel about the county and I'm really passionate about the future of this country and about the direction that it's taking," said Rick Allen, Congressional Candidate.

Allen planned to be on North Westover Boulevard in the Home Depot parking lot as long as the tea lasted. He faces Lee Ferrell and Mike Keown in the Republican primary next month. The winner will take on incumbent Sanford Bishop in November.

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