GOP Congressional Candidate Andrew Clyde Urges UGA Students to Get Involved

GOP Congressional Candidate Andrew Clyde Urges UGA Students to Get Involved

Republican 9th District candidate Andrew Clyde. With only a few weeks before the voting ends in the 2020 elections, Georgia’s 9th Congressional District candidate Andrew Clyde implored members of UGA’s College Republicans to get involved with local Athens races. Likely feeling safe in his race against Democrat Devin Pandy in the heavily right-leaning district, Clyde asked the young Republicans over a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to volunteer on conservative campaigns in close elections, like the sheriff and state house races in Athens. Despite President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in recent polls, Clyde said he feels optimistic that the president will receive a second term in office due to his “immense popularity,” referencing “boat armadas” in Georgia’s lakes, car parades and Trump flags flown on front lawns. “There’s a tremendous enthusiasm I see in Georgia,” Clyde said. “I just don’t see that for the other side. I’ve never seen a Biden-Harris flag. When you have that enthusiasm at the top of the ticket, it will trickle down.” As the owner of Clyde Armory on Atlanta Highway, Clyde puts the Second Amendment at the forefront of his campaign, with a gun emblazoned on many of his campaign signs. When asked by a student what he would consider a “good” or “bad” policy for gun reform, Clyde avoided directly answering the question, implying that any restriction on the Second Amendment could lead to the deterioration of other constitutional amendments, most notably the First Amendment. “We all […]

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