Received this e-mail from the former U.S. Senator and War Hero, Max Cleland (D. GA), in support of Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign:
Before I served Georgia in the state senate, as Secretary of State, and in the United States Senate, I was serving our country in Vietnam. I also had the honor of leading the Veterans Administration under President Carter.
I know how important it is to have leaders who honor the sacrifice that our soldiers, veterans, and military families make.
I’m supporting Teresa Tomlinson for U.S. Senate because she’s a leader we can count on to serve military families and do so much more.
As Mayor of Columbus, Georgia, Teresa also served as head of Public Safety and Homeland Security. She worked closely with the Army’s Fort Benning and she holds a National Security Secret Clearance with the Department of Defense as a result. She’s ready to serve Georgia on day one.
This is a pivotal time for our state, and this week is crucial for Teresa’s campaign. In less than one week, Senate candidates will submit their fundraising reports to the FEC. Because Teresa doesn’t take corporate PAC money, she’s counting on as many individual grassroots contributions from people like you to compete with the special interests that are already coming after her.
I trust Teresa to do what is right — to ensure veterans and their families have the healthcare they need, consumer protection from predatory lenders, and to lead the Senate in addressing climate change and other pressing threats to our national security.
Thank you for already being a part of this campaign to transform Georgia and our country.
United States Senator, 1997-2003