Columbus, Ga- Republican Gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle made his way back to Columbus on Wednesday for a meet and greet. The event was hosted by the Muscogee County Republican Party at the downtown Marriott Hotel. Cagle met with supporters and grassroots organizers who are supporting his run for his party’s nomination for Governor.
Cagle’s visit came a mere two hours after Georgia Democrats held a news conference where they called Cagle and his Republican opponent Brian Kemp out for their position on Medicaid expansion. Cagle provided News 3 with a response to statements attacking his record by the Democrats.
“The Democrats have been very vocal in their support of expanding-not just Medicaid, but obviously additional governmental programs. I believe in a safety net for society, but I don’t believe the safety net needs to become a hammock for people to rest in. I believe it needs to be a springboard that lifts them up,” says Cagle.
Republican voters will head to the polls to choose between Cagle and Kemp in the runoff election on July 24. The winner will face Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams in November.