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Newton County resident announces bid for president
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Democrat Alice Yancey-Teague addresses supporters Friday afternoon

COVINGTON, Ga. – Newton County resident Alice Yancey-Teague has announced her candidacy for president.

Yancey-Teague was joined by District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and former state senate candidate Phyllis Hatcher and other supporters Friday at an early afternoon rally on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Covington.

Yancey –Teague said she is running because she cares about people and the environment.

“I’m running for the people because I believe that you need a president that will hear you and listen to you,” she said. “And no matter where you live- if you live on the east coast, in the west coast , whether you are low or down, you need a president that will say, ’I care about the people’.

“That’s why I’m running this race, because I care about the people. I care about your children. I care about what goes on in our environment. And I know that I can make a difference if you let me make a difference.

Yancey-Teague joins a crowded field of eight other Democrat Party candidates who have announced an intention to seek the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Three others have formed exploratory committees.