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July 14, 2004

Doug Endorsed by Prominent Athens Minister

The Reverend Dr. David Batts of Greater Bethel AME Church in Athens announced today that he is endorsing Doug in the 12th District Democratic Primary.

"I’ve had the honor of knowing Doug Haines and his good works in the community for some time. Doug is a good friend to our community and I was proud to support him as a State Senator," said Batts. "The citizens of Athens owe Doug Haines a debt of gratitude for his work in the State Senate, and especially his efforts to improve the quality of public education in our community. Doug is the kind of leader we need in Congress – a man of integrity, character, and vision. I’m proud to stand with Doug Haines, and I will be working to spread his message to my congregation and my community."

Doug thanked Batts for his endorsement and support. "Pastor Batts is a vital part of the community in Athens, and his support strengthens my campaign for Congress. I look forward to working closely with David on the campaign trail. As a candidate, I value his input and advice, and as a Congressman, I will call on him frequently."

Batts joins other prominent 12th District religious leaders in endorsing Doug, including Reverend Dr. James Washington of Athens, and Savannah’s Interdemoninational Ministerial Alliance.

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