(Gainesville, GA) - Conservative firebrand Martha Zoller will face professional politician and trial lawyer Doug Collins in a run-off election on August 21, 2012, to serve the newly created 9th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.
"The establishment thought they could crush me," said Zoller to a crowd of supporters at 2 Dog Restaurant in Gainesville. "But I'm standing strong and I am ready to win on August 21."
"North Georgia deserves a conservative firebrand in Congress who will shake up the status quo and push for real conservative solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. For the next three weeks, I will prove to the voters of this District that I am the only candidate in this race with the passion, conviction, and drive needed to put this country back on track and ensure that our country's brighter days are still ahead."
Zoller and Collins both garnered 41% of the vote and Roger Fitzpatrick earned 16%.
"I also want to congratulate my friend and competitor Roger Fitzpatrick on a hard fought race. His dedication to our country and devotion to the U.S. Constitution are to be commended and we are forever grateful for his tireless service to our community through his many years in public education."