In case you missed it, last week conservative businessman and political outsider Matt Richards launched his campaign for Congress in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Richards, a pro-Trump businessman who went from sleeping on a dirt floor to owning his own multi-million dollar demolition company in Atlanta, is running to succeed Jody Hice, who is challenging disgraced Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. See the Fox News article below to read more about Matt’s story and his announcement from last week:
“Georgia businessman Matt Richards is running to replace Rep. Jody Hice in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, joining the open Republican primary for the seat as Hice pursues a primary challenge of Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Richards is the owner of Legacy Demolition and frames himself as a political outsider and a ‘rags to riches’ story.
He is expected to put $1 million into his campaign, Fox News is told.
‘As a political outsider, committed conservative, self-made businessman, and demolition expert, I’m running for Congress to wreck the radical Left’s socialist agenda and put America first,’ Richards said in a statement.
‘From sleeping on a cold, dirt floor to building a successful, multi-million-dollar construction company, I’ve been blessed to live the American Dream. But that same American Dream is under assault by radical Democrats who are hellbent on destroying our country and way of life,’ Richards also said.
Richards further says he supports ‘President Trump’s America First agenda’ and he will ‘fight for our conservative values, and Make American Great Again.’
Among the other Republicans already in the race are Marc McMain, a ‘hyper-local’ magazine publisher, and two GOP state representatives, Timothy Barr and Paul Broun.
Hice, R-Ga., announced his bid to oust Raffensperger earlier this year.
Raffensperger earned the wrath of former President Trump and his followers because he routinely disputed Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud and that the election was stolen. Hice, in announcing his campaign, said, ‘What Brad Raffensperger did was create cracks in the integrity of our elections, which I wholeheartedly believe individuals took advantage of in 2020.’
The winner of the GOP primary to replace Hice is very likely to win the fall election in the deep-red 10th district.
Hice won his fall 2020 race against Democrat Tabitha Johnson-Green by about 25 percentage points.”
A lifelong Georgian, Matt was born in Lilburn and currently resides in Bethlehem. After spending a part of his childhood in poverty and sleeping on a dirt floor, Matt was forced to drop out of high school to provide for his family. Through hard work and determination, Matt climbed the ranks from changing oil to working every job in the construction field to building numerous businesses, including Legacy Demolition that he owns today.