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Ga. Democrats want Rep. Rick Crawford removed from ballot

8:59 AM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
Rep. Rick Crawford (Courtesy Georgia General Assembly)
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ROME, Ga. -- Georgia Democrats want Rep. Rick Crawford removed from the ballot as their party's nominee.

The move comes after Crawford announced that he will become a Republican if he wins re-election in November.

State Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon plans to discuss the move during a news conference Monday.

Crawford has represented Cedartown since 2007. He replaced Democratic Rep. Bill Cummings of Rockmart.

He faces a challenge from Republican candidate Trey Kelley, who chaired GOP Gov. Nathan Deal's campaign in Polk County.

Crawford narrowly survived a 2010 election against a GOP candidate. He told the Rome News-Tribune that he left the Democratic Party after members endorsed gay marriage. He said the party no longer represented his views on abortion and gun ownership.

(Associated Press)

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