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Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to all Republicans, dissatisfied Democrats and Independents, especially those who do not like what is going on in Washington. All of you are invited to attend our next Newton County Republican Convention Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Historic Courthouse, also referred to as the "Old Courthouse," here in Covington.

If you have any questions, you may call Steve Bray, chairman of the Republican Party, at (678) 296-0461 or you may call me, Charles Strickland, at (770) 786-6124. There should be an official announcement of the meeting in the legal section of The Covington News.

 This is a very important meeting; we will elect the chairman and other officers of the Newton County Republican Party to serve for a two-year period. During this time, a governor will be elected for the state of Georgia. There will also be other important elections. We do not want to lose any more governmental seats.

 Politics is like a pendulum in a clock. It swings to the right and then to the left. It has now swung about as far left as it can go. We don’t want that pendulum to be stuck there. There is very little common sense in Washington, especially in the Democratic Party. We want to keep the state and county Republican and do all we can do to restore a little common sense in Washington by electing Republicans.

 I have heard many of you complain about the situation I refer to above and now is the time to act. We need to support and elect qualified Republicans in the local, state and national elections. In this way, we can swing the pendulum back right and hopefully improve the economic condition of the country, keep our military from being reduced and down-graded and escape the other ills that go along with a socialistic government that we will soon have if conditions are not changed.

 I hope to see a large crowd at our Newton County Republican Party Convention on March 14.

Charles D. Strickland