Two weeks from today, all eyes will be on the GOP primary election for U.S. Senate.
Why? Because on May 20, two candidates will be headed to a likely runoff, fighting to win approval from their ultra-conservative base.
Those two candidates will generate massive Georgia media coverage for months, and in July, one of them will be nominated, making that candidate a national news figure and a reflection of our state to the world.
That candidate could be David Perdue.
But Perdue’s business background proves that he would be bad for Georgia.
If you’re not familiar with Perdue, he’s a longtime businessman who has often touted his corporate experience on the campaign trail, particularly his stints heading up companies like Reebok and Dollar General.
What he won’t tell you on the campaign trail is that, while he has been very successful at getting rich, he hasn’t been so successful at taking care of the people who worked for him and with him:
“A review of court and investor records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows one company Perdue led went under soon after he departed. Another paid out $42 million to settle lawsuits alleging Perdue lined his own pockets as part of a leveraged buyout deal, shortchanging shareholders.”
The AJC reports that in 2002, Perdue took over a manufacturing company in North Carolina that closed its doors just months after he came on board. Thousands of workers lost their jobs, but Perdue walked away with a cool $1.3 million for his trouble.
Years later, another company he led had to shell out tens of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits claiming Perdue made over $40 million in a buyout deal, while stockholders were cheated out of better profits.
Now Perdue has his eye on another venture: the U.S. Senate.
David Perdue has made a career out of getting rich. He doesn’t understand that being a public servant is more than that.
Do you want this man to represent you and your state in the U.S. Senate?
We don’t. That’s why Better Georgia is committed to making sure that candidates for office like Perdue are held accountable for their disastrous records and self-serving principles.
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The U.S. Senate is just another venture for David Perdue, and it’s one we can’t afford.
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