Wed., October 20, 2010 7:00am (EDT)

Republican Leader Campaigning In Georgia
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

Senator Johnny Isakson, Congressman John Boehner, Austin Scott campaigning in Centerville, GA (photo Josephine Bennett)
Senator Johnny Isakson, Congressman John Boehner, Austin Scott campaigning in Centerville, GA (photo Josephine Bennett)
House Minority Leader John Boehner spent Tuesday campaigning for two Congressional candidates in Georgia.He’s also making promises for key appointments if they win.

Republican Austin Scott is hoping to unseat 8th District Congressman Jim Marshall. The race is being called a tossup by the New York Times and considered a key seat if the Republicans want to take control of Congress. Boehner told the crowd in Houston County he would help Scott in ways that could benefit Robins Air Force Base in Houston County.

“If you elect Austin Scott to the U.S. House of Representatives it’s going to be my commitment to do everything that I can to make sure he’s the next member of the Armed Services Committee.”

Boehner also campaigned for Mike Keown, who’s running against incumbent Sanford Bishop in South Georgia. He promised Keown a seat on the Agriculture Committee if he wins.