It was a grand old party at Fatz Cafe in Evans Saturday morning.
“It’s our monthly breakfast and we’re strongly into the campaign season,” said Dewey Galeas, Columbia County Republican Party chairman. “Today we’ve been given the opportunity to have our 12th District candidate Lee Anderson speak,” he said adding that they were going to honor two of their candidates, Senator Jesse Stone and District Attorney Ashley Wright.
In addition to hearing Anderson speak, it was also a morning of fellowship for local Republicans.
“It’s fun to come to breakfast, I haven’t missed one in years,” said Rafa Erby, Greater Columbia County Republican Women vice president.
After the CCRP presented Stone and Wright with oversized checks for $1,000 each, it was Anderson’s turn to address the group of about 30.
Before beginning, Anderson noted that a high-ranking politician will be in Columbia County to support him.
“October 15th, we will have the speaker here,” said Anderson. “Speaker (John) Boehner (R-OH) will be here in Columbia County. Helping me, helping us take over District 12. We’re excited about it.”
Anderson said he was glad to have the chance to speak to the Columbia County group.
He wasted little time in his 12-minute, 20-second oration getting after his opponent, incumbent Democratic Representative John Barrow. He attacked Barrow on what his plans for November might be.
“My opponent has not yet to say that he is going to vote for Obama,” said Anderson. “I’m here to tell you, I’m going to vote for Mitt Romney,” he said emphatically.
He also said he was happy to speak in front of the local group.
“This is family, this is where I grew up, this is home,” Anderson said. “As I’ve said, I’ve always ran on Louisville Road as an elected official, as a candidate. Never lived nowhere else, never plan on living nowhere else. I believe in serving the people and being accessible.”