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Former chamber chief considers run for Congress

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - A former head of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce says he is considering a run for the new 9th District Congressional seat.

Clifton McDuffie plans a listening tour of the newly-drawn district, "seeking out the needs and feelings of its residents."

McDuffie says it is important to go back to the "old grass roots politics of talking to all the people and hearing their concerns and what their wants and needs are."

A major need, he added, is more new and expanded manufacturing with more economic development activity. Opening up and bringing their purchasing power to the area will affect the entire 9th district and especially local stores and businesses, he said.

Constantly, McDuffie said, "we are hearing 'We need you Clifton. You have always brought industry and manufacturing businesses to the area and we need you again to do it for the whole 9th district
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