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July 14, 2004

Savannah Alderman Jeff Felser Endorses Doug

Savannah Alderman-at-Large Jeff Felser, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Chatham County, announced this evening that he is supporting former State Senator Doug Haines in the 12th District Congressional Primary. Felser’s surprise announcement came moments before a candidate forum sponsored by the Savannah branch of the NAACP.

"I’ve had the opportunity to repeatedly speak at length to all four Congressional candidates," Felser said. "I made my choice based on what’s best for our community. Doug is the only Democratic Congressional candidate that has shown a dedication to improving local economic conditions and giving everyone a seat at the economic table. He’s demonstrated that he’s committed, he’s a fighter, and he has the ability to lead, just like he did in the State Senate when he fought to pass the nation’s toughest Predatory Lending law."

Felser also addressed Doug’s policy proposals, known as the Better Deal.

"As part of local government, I know how important it is to have strong leadership that will fight to strengthen our communities from within," said Felser. "Doug knows that all politics is local, and he has pledged to work with us to get the funding to invest in building schools, roads, bridges, and other crucial infrastructure that is a pressing and timely need in our communities."

Doug said, "I’m honored to have Jeff Felser lend his voice to my campaign for a real change in Washington. The fight for economic equality is one that will require the efforts of every leader at every level of government. I’m ready to lead that fight in Congress, just as Jeff has been leading the fight here in Savannah."

Felser joins a long list of local, regional, and state leaders who have endorsed Doug, including Savannah Alderwoman Mary Osborne, the Savannah Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the National Education Association, and the Georgia Association of Educators.

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