Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.
Rather than a slow drawl, Pennington is rapid fire and speaks as if time is money as he lists priorities and describes what he called the “failures of” incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.
Tuesday, Pennington made a stop in Ellabell, where he heard complaints about King America Finishing’s pollution of the Ogeechee and the state’s failure to prevent it. Wednesday, Pennington was in Savannah for a Savannah Area Republican Women’s forum. All three GOP candidates for governor — Deal, Pennington and Georgia School Superintendent John Barge — were invited.
Pennington was the only one to show, he said by cell phone Wednesday while heading to St. Simon’s for a meet-and-greet.
“There was supposed to be a forum. I guess they didn’t know about it,” he said.
That line came well after Pennington explained why he was running.
“I’m on a mission,” he said. “I’m on a mission to restore Georgia back to her rightful place as the most successful economic power in the South.”
Read full story in April 5 issue of the Bryan County News.