Albany- The election is nearly a year and a half away, but the candidates for governor are already busy raising money and campaigning.
Thursday, Governor Sonny Perdue came to Albany for a fundraiser. The Dougherty County Republican Party hosted a $500 a plate dinner at the Shackleford House.
The Governor says Albany is the hub of southwest Georgia and important to Georgia's development.
"This is the political part of the process of maintaining this job and getting out and talking with people. Obviously I've been here on behalf of the Marine Corps Logistics Base and we're delighted about that good news," said Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Perdue likely will face one of two southwest Georgia Democrats next November. Secretary of State Cathy Cox or Lt. Governor Mark Taylor.
Taylor picked up the endorsement of Georgia's largest union, the Communication Workers of America.