Roy Barnes makes a stop in Columbus

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - With the gubernatorial election just two months away democratic candidate Roy Barnes is hitting the campaign trail. Tuesday, he made a stop in Columbus.

His goal if re-elected governor of the state of Georgia is to strengthen the economy.

"We see with the jobs not being created, we don't seem to have any direction in the state, there is no economic development in our rural areas or in our urban areas and I think it's time to have someone with no on the job training to make Georgia work again," Barnes said.

Barnes met and spoke with Columbus residents who were having lunch Tuesday. He also had the opportunity to meet with local political leaders.

The former governor says that he's worked well with the city of Columbus in the past and hopes to work with them again in the future."I've always had a very close relationship with Columbus and Muscogee County and I look forward to that continuing in the future," Barnes said.

Prosperity and hope for the future is part of Roy Barnes' message. He wants to work with smaller cities to strengthen Georgia as a whole.

As for the difference between he and his opponent Nathan Deal, Barnes says he will leave it up to people to decide. "I can tell you that there will never be a question of integrity about me and the service that I have for the state, I have run this state before, I have been governor of this state before, I understand how to put together the recipe that brings about prosperity," Barnes said.

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