Casey Cagle's pitch for governor includes plan to create 500k jobs
We just witnessed a big to-do over Trump's first 100 days in office. Now, newly-announced gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle is promising that his first hundred is sure to make a splash.
During a Sunday campaign kick-off rally in Gwinnett County, the Lt. Governor said he plans to pass a $100 million tax cut in his first 100 days in office if elected in 2018. Additionally, he plans to create 500,000 new jobs in his first term and focus on the need to improve infrastructure.
“It’s time for us to be big. It’s time for us to be bold as a state. I mean, Georgia is the capital of the South,” Cagle said. “And I’m going to be a governor that’s going to lead with passion, with clarity and a decisive mind.”
"We will save more money for the state, and we’ll be able to return more to the taxpayers and make the strategic investments,” he added.
Cagle, who was first elected to the State Senate in 1994 and later took office as Lt. Governor in 2006, also emphasized that he would avoid negative campaigning.
“I think most people are tired of negative campaigns, and if all you’ve got is a campaign that’s going to tear others down in order to make yourself look good, you don’t have much of a campaign,” he said Sunday.
We're not sure about how negative the race will get yet, but it is certainly shaping up to be crowded. Already, Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Senator Hunter Hill have entered the field. State Senator Michael Williams is expected to announce his candidacy soon, and others-like former Congressmen Lynn Wesmoreland and Jack Kingston, may also be preparing to run.