Republican Taylor runs against establishment

Republican Taylor runs against establishment

Kandiss Taylor at an earlier event in Bryan County. The wheels on Dr. Kandiss Taylor’s campaign bus are going round and round these days. While incumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and challenger David Perdue spar in headline-grabbing televised Debates, Taylor, a third Republican candidate, is crisscrossing the state, stumping in towns and cities and places in between. She’s been to Richmond Hill twice and Pembroke once, and as the May 24 primaries draw near – early voting begins Monday, May 2 – supporters here say the South Georgia educator’s grassroots campaign and it’s “morality over money,” message has gotten them excited about politics again. “Politicians use a lot of rhetoric,” Taylor said. “I don’t. The political climate right now is charged with people who want real. They realize government is not working for them. They know government of and by and for the people has failed them.” Dismissing polls that show her running a distant third, Taylor’s stance is that of an outsider, looking to unseat “establishment politicians who feel like they’re entitled to the governor’s seat, the secretary of state’s seat,” she said. “The founding fathers meant for us to serve and come home. We need to get away from that entitlement mentality of establishment politicians. It wasn’t meant to be a career.” A wife, mother and school counselor with a doctorate who spent 18 years working for the Appling County School System, Taylor said a commencement speech by Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who served as secretary […]

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