ELLIJAY, Ga – Ninth District Republican candidate Andrew Clyde expressed his enthusiasm to represent Ninth District voters and has begun preparing for the race to November.
Clyde told Brian Pritchard on Good Morning from the Office that he had an “amazing election night” and is feeling “pretty incredible.” He also took a moment to thank everyone who voted for him on Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed meeting people from all 20 counties while on the campaign trail.
Throughout 2020, Clyde visited each county in the Ninth District wearing his combat boots from his time in the Navy. He might even wear them on the Congressionally floor if he wins the General Election.
“We had the right message of capabilities and experience for the people of the Ninth District,” said Clyde.
The Clyde campaign had to overcome an approximately $2.2 million attack ad buy dedicated to bringing them down. These ads pervaded radio waves, social media, and other media outlets.
When asked how he and his wife overcame all the negativity, Clyde responded with a “lot of prayer.” They spend every morning with time in prayer and asking for God’s guidance with the campaign.
Since winning the runoff election, Clyde received a seven-minute congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Congressmen Jim Jordan, Buddy Carter, Drew Ferguson, Jody Hice sent congratulations as well.
Congratulations to Andrew Clyde on a big win last night against a strong opponent in #GA09! An early supporter of ours, Andrew will be an incredible Congressman for the people of Georgia!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
With 100 percent reporting, Clyde garnered 50,055 votes (56.31%) to Matt Gurtler’s 38,832 votes (43.69%).
The party leader is also “ready to roll” for the November 3 General Election. Clyde added, “It’s important we get every Republican out to vote.”
The Ninth District is the most conservative one in Georgia, but no one should take that fact for granted.
Clyde will face Devin Pandy, who is running as a bipartisan Democrat, in November.
Feature image courtesy of Andre Clyde for Congress.