Originally created 09/30/00

Ex-governor the wrong Senate pick

When we go to the polls Nov. 7 to elect a president, we will also be asked to elect someone to finish the term of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga.

I would like to recommend a man who was not the governor of Georgia when the so-called user fees were raised in multiples, some over 300 percent. It is a person who has not ordered sales tax collected on private sales of autos and boats, which is not legal.

He has not made a television ad claiming if elected he would not serve any one group, although he was a Democratic governor at one time, and appointed to his present position by a Democratic governor. As for the Georgia lottery, it would have been on the agenda no matter who was governor.

I would like to invite all Georgians to join me in voting for a man who has the experience to be Georgia's U.S. senator: Mack Mattingly.

R.M. Griffin, Martinez


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