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Georgia Lt. Governor makes stop in hometown

Albany- Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor can remember the day the ampitheater opened in his hometown of Albany.

"I love it when a community dreams big and Albany has dreamed big about what this river can mean to our community if we open the river up," says Taylor. Friday night, he was downtown to give back and help citizens open up their bottles of wine.

"Downtown's where people and communities come together, east and west, north and south and I'm really, really proud of my hometown," says Taylor. He wants to take that love for South Georgia and the state as a whole as motivation for his campaign to become Governor. "Georgia can do so much better. Georgia can do better than we're doing today," says Taylor.

Taylor says he's disappointed that the General Assembly didn't pass much of his legislative agenda. Taylor says, "I'm sorry that the Georgia Rx plan that I proposed that would have saved folks between thirty and fifty percent on pharmaceuticals did not receive consideration this year."

But there were some highs. Taylor is excited about his attempts at ending cyber crime against kids, and his heroes package that provides economic relief for soldiers. "I'm glad the legislature agreed with me that it was time that we did something significant for our guardsmen," says Taylor.

But he doesn't agree with recent polls that suggest he's far behind in the race for Governor. "I'm more experienced than Governor Perdue and Secretary Cox, been in state government longer than both of them. I have a record on education and the hope scholarship that I think will be well received by the people of Georgia," says Taylor.

He'll have until November of next year to prove it. "This is the part of my work that I enjoy the best and we're having a great response around the state, Americus Tuesday night, Douglas Wednesday night, last night in Preston," says Taylor. But Friday night he was in Albany giving support to those he hopes will support him in the polls.

Taylor says the upcoming election is not about him, Perdue or Cox. He says it's about the people of Georgia and making life better for us.

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