Sheldon lands state House leadership’s support

Former colleagues back her bid to fill Broun's shoes in Congress.

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Former state Rep. Donna Sheldon’s bid for Georgia’s 10th congressional district, a seat made open by Paul Broun’s Senate bid, is out with several heavy-hitting endorsements today from her former stomping grounds at the state level.

House Speaker David Ralston, President Pro Tem Jan Jones, and Majority Leader Larry O’Neal are all backing their former colleague’s campaign.

“Donna is the kind of person we need to send to Congress because she can stand by her conservative principles while also bringing both sides of the political aisle together,” stated Ralston in a release from Sheldon’s campaign.

“She is a knowledgeable grownup in the room which we have too little of in Washington.”

Sheldon herself was previously Majority Caucus Chair before resigning her seat to focus on the campaign, a position that’s since been filled by state Rep. Matt Hatchett.

Her campaign raised over $293,000 in her first two fundraising quarters as a candidate, though numbers for the final quarter of 2013 have yet to be released.

Only Mike Collins has made known how much he hauled in to close out the year, with that being over $150,000. The crowded field of Republicans also includes Jody Hice, Stephen Simpson, Gary Gerrard, and Brian Slowinski.

-Brandon Howell

January 6, 2014