Three look to unseat Clyde in District 9

Three look to unseat Clyde in District 9

U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde spoke at the Turn Out the Vote rally in Clarkesville in April. MATTHEW OSBORNE/Staff Michael Boggus thinks North Georgia needs to be represented by an average citizen as was intended by the Constitution. Boggus, a crane operator from Commerce, wants to be that average citizen serving as U.S. representative for District 9. He previously ran for the position in 2020, receiving 3.2 percent of votes in a primary with eight other candidates. Since then, he’s continued fighting for locals, including helping medical workers whose rights were being violated through vaccine mandates. “We saved about 15 jobs,” Boggus said. He said he tried calling Rep. Andrew Clyde and Rep. Jody Hice for assistance in the matter for two months, but never received a reply. “I knew what we were going to get,” Boggus said. “I’m tired of politicians … I think it’s time for an average Joe.” He was told by the GOP that candidates should be independently wealthy to run for office — something he thinks doesn’t benefit the people, and only made him want to run more. He doesn’t have money for a campaign, but he will be “willing to put boots on the ground” in the district when not in D.C. “I bring it back down to the normal people,” he said. “If I’m eating a hamburger, come over and eat a hamburger with me… That’s what we need, not more of these multi-millionaires.” He doesn’t see himself changing or becoming tied to […]

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