Sunday, August 16, 2009

Let him bring her to you!

Rabidoux’s Visit Spurs Blackburn’s Return

Perry County unemployment is the highest in all of Tennessee; yet it still took a visit from District 7 Congressional Candidate, Greg Rabidoux on Monday to motivate Blackburn, finally, to pay a visit to Perry County Saturday.

“I’m glad Congressman Blackburn remembered Perry County is still part of her district,” Rabidoux said. Rabidoux along with several campaign staff, visited Perry County Aug. 10 and met with County Mayor, John Carroll, local officials and community leaders.

Rabidoux and Mayor Carroll focused on the county unemployment rate and ways to create and sustain jobs in the area.

Blackburn has stated that stimulus money – like the kind used to create 350 jobs in Perry County – is “a cancer.”

“Throughout the day, not one person referred to the stimulus as ‘a cancer’ – nor did they mention Blackburn their advocate – but rather seemed to feel there were some positive signs Perry County has begun to turn the corner toward recovery,” Rabidoux said.

Growing up in a small, rural, farming town, Greg learned the hardships that accompany the peaceful appeal of small town life. Rabidoux is certainly not captive to entrenched Washington DC special interests.

It’s no shock that it took Rabidoux visiting to bring the congressman here. “Overall, Perry County finally getting noticed, and hopefully helped, makes us happy. In the end, it’s all about serving the people of the 7th District, not the special interests inside the Beltway,” Rabidoux

Rabidoux joked that perhaps his staff should ask which county would like Blackburn to visit next, since he will continue to travel the district extensively in the next 15 months; wherever he is, Blackburn will be sure to follow.

In between spending time with his family and grading papers, Rabidoux found time to write a book: Hollywood Politicos: Then and Now (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009).

More information on Rabidoux’s campaign can be found at