FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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DAVIS WINS WITH 58% IN GOP PRIMARY
Davis 58%, Murphy 32%, King 10%
Hebron, KY –
From his victory celebration at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott, businessman Geoff Davis declared victory tonight in the 4th District GOP Primary.
Davis defeated two opponents to become the Republican nominee for this congressional seat that was held by Republicans for 32 years before retiring incumbent Ken Lucas won in 1998. The district gave President Bush 61% of the vote in 2000, and the President remains very popular here.
Davis began his speech, “Tonight this campaign begins in earnest, and we have much to do. I am grateful for the opportunity you have given me to represent you as the nominee of our party.”
In the speech, Davis noted that he begins this general election campaign in a far better position than what he faced after the 2002 primary. Davis told the crowd that in 2002, he had only $120,000, in the bank and faced the “daunting task” of taking on a well-financed, conservative incumbent. This year, Davis said, “…we have ended this primary with much of our war chest remaining. We have over $500,000, left to begin our general election campaign, more than 4 times what we had at this point in 2002.”
Davis thanked his opponents for their well-run campaigns and noted that, “They are both good men with excellent ideas. Their candidacies have strengthened our Party and our campaign to win back this seat.”
Davis mentioned several issues (assistance for tobacco farmers, tax policy, energy policy, health care, the war on terror) on which he plans to outline his positions over the coming months and concluded, “On all of those issues, Nick Clooney and I have very real differences. We will talk about those differences over the coming months. I will make my case to the people of this district about why we need a Congressman with serious credentials to do this very serious job. What I am lacking in celebrity, I will make up in substance.”
The entire text of Davis’s speech can be obtained at www.GeoffDavis2004.com.
PAID FOR BY GEOFF DAVIS FOR CONGRESS