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Saturday May 28th, 2016 12:21PM

Swafford speaks out about senate debate

By Alyson Shields Reporter
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michelle Nunn and David Perdue went head to head yesterday for a candidate forum yesterday in Macon, but they aren't the only ones vying for the U.S. Senate Seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss. <br /> <br /> Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman Amanda Swafford will be on the ballot under the Libertarian party. Despite not being included in the forum, Swafford didn't let that stop her from answering the same questions.<br /> <br /> "We decided just to use our own resources and went live with technology," said Swafford. "We pushed out answers to the questions that the candidates were asked using social media."<br /> <br /> Swafford says a vote for her is a vote for change in government. "I've served in local government before and I have seen first hand, how government is used many, many times to simply grow the existence of a lot of revenue," she said.<br /> <br /> She also says her candidacy wants to give power to the individual. "We need to get serious about electing someone to the United States Senate who understands the power and the responsibility or the individual, instead of the power and the responsibility of the federal government." <br /> <br /> "If we really want to change the government we have, we need to look at changing the way we vote," said Swafford. "Over 40 percent of people will not vote in this election." <br /> <br /> Swafford faces Nunn and Perdue in the November election.
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