Gillespie said he returned home from an Iraq war he considered a mistake to find a state he thought was unprepared for the economic challenges of the 21st century. He believes an unpopular president and a troubled economy could help him beat Kingston in a district favorable to Republicans.
"Every single star has aligned," Gillespie said.
Bill's the candidate for renewable energy and jobs:
Gillespie has pounded the dual issues of economic development and energy, saying Southeast Georgia could prosper from an increased focus on alternative energy and blaming Kingston for not moving aggressively enough.
"Jack is in the pocket of Chevron," he said.
The Democrat also rejects drilling for oil or natural gas off the coast of Georgia.
"There are certain places I do think we could drill more," Gillespie said. "Georgia's not one of them."
Georgia vacationers, do you want oil rigs off Jekyll and Tybee and Cumberland Islands, or do you want south Georgia turned into a renewable energy exporter that creates its own jobs?
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