AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - An Augusta Republican running for Congress cites the Bible in his first campaign commercial as he accuses President Barack Obama of "immoral" spending.
Rick W. Allen's 30-second ad began airing Wednesday in eastern Georgia's 12th Congressional District. He's the first of five Republicans in the May 20 primary race to begin advertising on TV.
The commercial features Allen looking into the camera as he says: "Obama's big spending, it burdens our children with debt. The Bible says that's immoral."
The ad mentions U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the incumbent Democrat who will face the winner of the GOP primary.
The other Republican candidates seeking the nomination are state Rep. Delvis Dutton of Glennville, John Stone of Augusta, Eugene Yu of Augusta and Diane Vann of Macon.