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Barnes makes last minute stop in Albany

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Former Governor Roy Barnes wants the voters to give him another chance at running the state.  Barnes says the state is in a mess and needs someone who doesn't require on-the-job training to take over.

At a campaign stop in Albany Monday, he said we need to have a school year that's long enough to give kids a proper education.  He also says road kill legislation and bills that prohibit unwanted implantation of microchips in your body make Georgia a laughing stock. 

Barnes says leaders need to focus on more important issues.  Of supporters, he says, "I think they're fed up.  I think this time of being a democrat or republican, yeah, that's important sometimes, but right now, it's who is best qualified to get us out of this mess?"

Barnes says he never intended to return to politics and enjoyed life behind the scenes with his children and grandchildren, but could not allow their futures to be determined by those who think it's better to build fish ponds than to educate children.

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