Why do you think we call it #Georgiafornia?
At least one Republican candidate to re-take the congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th District has obviously decided that immigration, borders, enforcement, amnesty, American workers and the Biden regime’s intake of a reported million or so illegal aliens in about six months is not a campaign issue.
We give you Jake Evans. He will likely continue to advance in Georgia Republican politics.
Below is a transcript of the July 13, 2021 Erick Erickson radio interview (S10 EP116 HOUR 3) with Republican Jake Evans who had officially announced his candidacy for Congress, GA- 06 the same day. Evans sent out an email announcement the next morning boasting of a one-day collection of $100,000 in campaign collections. Jake Evans is the son of the influential Georgia Republican shaker and mover, Randy Evans.
“After serving as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg since 2018, trial lawyer and Republican heavy-hitter Randy Evans is returning to full-time law practice as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, where he will work from the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices.”
Please let us know if we overlooked any mention of immigration, Biden’s use of U.S. military to distribute future Democrat voters or that Republican-ruled Georgia is host to more illegal aliens than Arizona and more illegals than green card holders?
Update: July 20, 2021 6:25 AM.
Here is Jake Evans on the Martha Zoller Show, from July 16. Still no immigration/amnesty mention.
A Jake Evans, Atlanta Young Republican interview in the New Yorker, January, 2018 tells us he was a Marco Rubio supporter in the 2016 presidential primary.
Relevant and interesting from a June 21, 2018 NPR report “Young Republicans Aim To Attract Newcomers To The Party” (NICK CARLSON): “We don’t start with the Pledge of Allegiance or with a prayer or anything like that. It usually is just turn the music off, thanking them for coming.”
From the “not-exactly-a-shocker department,” Newt Gingrich has endorsed Jake Evans – with a video.
Erick Erickson (host)… [inaudible 00:00:00] conversationalists everywhere. It’s Erick Erickson here, the Erick Erickson Show from my flagship station, WSB in Atlanta, across the fruited plane. The phone number is (877) 97-ERICK, (877) 973-7425. So one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the United States of America is going to take place very close to where I am. The sixth congressional district of Georgia is a district that had been Republican. Uh, Jon Ossoff tried to take it several years ago, lost to Karen Handel in a special election. The Democrats captured it in 2018, and we’re barely able to hang onto it in 2020. Redistricting is upon us. Rumors are afoot, the district will be made a little more Republican. It’s the sort of seat Republicans have to take nationwide in order to beat Nancy Pelosi and take back the House of Representatives.
There are a number of people running in this seat. Uh, one of them announced today, Jake Evans, who joins me by phone. Welcome.
Jake Evans: Hi. Good to be here, Erick. Good to be here.
Erick Erickson: uh, uh, tell us, uh, first of all, I mean, the, the, the big picture here of why you’re running.
Jake Evans, absolutely. Uh, well, i- for those who don’t know me, my name is Jake Evans. I, I am very blessed to grow up in, in Georgia politics. Um, and this year I was very blessed to marry a beautiful bride. We got married in March. Uh, and as we are, we live in Cobb County, we look at the future, uh, we look at a very endangered America. We look at an America where Joe Biden is trying to make America like the rest of the world, like the socialist countries of the world, and we should be making Ameri- the rest of the world like America. Uh, and that is something that is very, very disturbing to me. I could stand by, but we’re not gonna stand by. It’s time to stand up and fight for the future of our country and for our children to have the opportunity to pursue the American dream, uh, just like we did.
Uh, and so I feel a calling, and it’s time to put myself forward in what will be a very difficult fight. As you said earlier, the sixth congressional district is a battleground district, but it is a district that is not represented by the proper person, and that is Lucy McBath, uh, who has consistently tried to erase our culture, our values, our American identity, said that we are inherently racist country, and that’s something that I don’t think anyone in the sixth district or more generally Americans, uh, should stand up for or put up with. And so, what I am going to do is I’m going to deliver a bold conservative value campaign about big ideas, uh, that sells to the American people and delivers to the American people.
And so I have generated what I call an acronym, which is SELL. Number one, security. Uh, we’ve got to protect domestic security, which is we need to s- protect, uh, our local law enforcement. National security, we need to support our troops abroad and we need to provide them, uh, with the supplies they need to keep us safe at home. And I, I will fully, uh, put forward, uh, Reagan’s motto, which is pe- peace by strength. And we need to protect our family, our communities. Families are the bedrock of the United States of America, and it’s something that we have to make sure our children are growing up in two person households, which is one of the number one indicators for success.
Uh, the E in SELL is for education. Uh, I’m a big proponent of free market principles, and we need to inject free market principles via school choice, and return the choice of schools to American families and away from the federal government, and we need to eradicate critical race theory, which divides children at four, five, six years old. It’s something that we can’t withstand, uh, to allow to go forward because we need a united America, united children because if we look at the aggressive China, and the, as they become more strengthened, our future generations have to be educated.
My first L is for liberty, economic liberty, personal liberty, religious liberty. We need to protect the liberties that this country was founded on. And last is L, limited government, limited regulation, limited government intrusion. These are the foundational principles which enable the United States of America to be the best country on earth, uh, that create create- creativity, uh, economic ingenuity, and that’s what distinguishes us from the rest of our peers. So, we have a very bold conservative big idea campaign, and we are fully prepared to what I say usher in the great contract to retake America.
Erick Erickson: Well, let me e- go back to something you said, uh, about Lucy McBath, and I don’t know that this in- uh, amazingly I think if a Republican had said something like this, it would be national news and we’d still be talking about it. But she was caught on tape off record speaking candidly, as all politicians do off the record, and said she did think that this country is founded in racism. I, I was-
… I, I’m kind of shocked that she said this at a donor group. I realize it’s what a lot of progressive think these days, but, uh, for her to say it as a candidate in that district is something.
Jake Evans: I, no you’re exactly right, Erick. Um, and, you know, what the liberals currently do is their only tool to invigorate their base, uh, and harm our base is divide and conquer, is to divide and conquer. And the way they do that is they consistently bring up race when race is not an issue. Uh, and her goal is she knows the only way she can beat the Republican party or a part- a party that consistently beats the Democrats on ideas, on policy, on results is to divide us. Uh, and we can’t succumb to that.
But the, the greatest country on earth is something that we have to protect. Uh, it’s something that we cannot and should not be ashamed of. Have we overcome adversity? Yes. But I will guarantee you, every individual at some point has made mistakes and they’ve overcame those mistakes and they’ve become better, and that’s exactly what this country has become and is today.
Erick Erickson: Now Jake, a, a, a lot of folks who run for Congress, uh, start talking about the national big picture stuff, but also all politics is local, and there are a lot of issues the sixth congressional district, for those listening, uh, who, who don’t know where it is, it’s the northern metro area of Atlanta, uh, it is, uh, an increasingly populated area. It, I think that area of the state now is listed as number eight in the nation for worst traffic. Uh, you’ve got, uh, a massive number of schools there, but some of which are going down the critical theory path.
I mean, uh, i- in the all politics is local thing, what, what do you see in the sixth congressional district as kind of the, the big issues that voters need to know?
Jake Evans: Mm-hmm (affirmative). The big issues are education, there’s crime. Uh, people move to the sixth congressional district, and as you just said, Erick, we’ve got east Cobb, some of the best schools in the state of Georgia, we’ve got north Fulton, some of the best schools in the state of Georgia, uh, and people move to east Cobb because they want to raise a family, and they want to raise a family in a safe suburb, uh, and we have to maintain that and work for the sixth district to, to maintain its distinguishing characteristics. And the, how do we do that? As I said earlier, security. We have to support our law enforcement with- with being a law, uh, a police officer is one of the hardest jobs that exist. You are putting your life on the line.
Jake Evans: , my, my cousin is actually- actually a deputy sheriff and I was talking to him about this back whenever all the BLM stuff was going on. And he gave me a great analogy, which kind of touched me, which he said, “If I’m driving down the interstate and someone commits a crime, and I can pull that person over and- or I can let them go. If I pull them over and they flee or they attempt to in any way be threatening, I have to worry about baseless accusations that I was doing it for racis- racist motives,” which they weren’t. He has to worry about, uh, the person in any- any way coming at him. And we live in a world where a lot of police officers say, “You know what? I’m just gonna let this person go.”
Erick Erickson: -hmm (affirmative).
Jake Evans: And that has created the massive crime wave that we have throughout Georg- throughout Atlanta, uh, and it, it is bleeding throughout our communities, and we have to stop it. We’re a country based upon law and order, and if we let that be eroded, uh, then our whole community and the basis upon which this country is founded- founded will equally be eroded. We can’t let that happen.
Erick Erickson: Now, this district, how do you see redistricting shaping up? Because you- you, Meagan Hanson and the others who are, are jumping into this, you’re, you’re kind of flying blind in that you’ve got David Ralston saying, uh, they’re not even gonna start drawing the maps until frost is on the pumpkins, which means that maybe-
Jake Evans: Yeah.
Erick Erickson: … the end of October, probably beginning of November. And then you’ve got, what a primary that jumps out at you in March or, or May. Uh, so how do you see this shaping up?
Jake Evans:Mm-hmm (affirmative). And there is a lot of uncertainty, but I am in this race not for political opportunism. I’m not in this race, uh, in hopes that I’m gonna get an easy, uh, district. I’m in this race to deliver for the people in the sixth district, because the people of the sixth district demand and deserve good and proper representation that’s gonna deliver results, that’s gonna keep the sixth district, which is one of the best districts in the country, in my opinion, uh, that way. And if we don’t fight the liberal attack on America, the liberal attack on the values that made America the greatest country on earth, we’re gonna lose this fight. And I’m not gonna let that happen under my watch, uh, so I’m not gonna stand by. I’m gonna stand up and I’m gonna deliver for the people in the sixth district.
Erick Erickson: Jake, listen, uh, I appreciate you stopping by, and good luck to you on the campaign trail. Uh, you, you got a, a, it is a very odd district, right, and I don’t mean that in a pejorative way. It’s, it’s you got parts of DeKalb County, northern DeKalb, you’ve got northern Fulton, you’ve got the parts of Cobb and you’ve got, uh, what is it? Um, there, are there parts of Gwinnett in there? Is it just Fulton in there? It just, it’s, it’s, it’s a very-
… expansive compact district-
… but a bunch of people in it.
Erick Erickson: That’s right, yeah. You know, it’s east Cobb, uh, north Fulton and it goes into, uh, DeKalb. N- none of Gwinnett, but it, it is a very, very expansive district. And uh, you know, it’s a very diverse district, uh, for- from an economic, racial standpoint, but I, I’m honored for the opportunity to put myself forward and, and try to fight for the people of the sixth and deliver for them.
Well Jake, listen, thank you very much for stopping by, and best of luck to you out there. Um, i- yeah, I’m, I’m pulling up the map, but yeah it’s, it’s, the district, um, it runs, that portion of, for those of you familiar with this area of the state of Georgia, it, it runs on the border of Fulton and Gwinnett County there just north of Berkeley Lake and Duluth. Uh, it covers Milton, the cities of Milton and Alpharetta and Roswell, Mountain Park, uh, parts of Cobb County, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Doraville, uh, and it is right there, uh, around 285 on the north side of the city. There are gonna be a number of people who vie for this.
The complicating factor for all of these candidates is that redistricting hasn’t happened. Now, I, I’ve got some well placed sources in the legislature who tell me they’re still looking at some of the dynamics here because you’ve got, uh, the Supreme Court decision on voting rights that just came out, uh, and how do you shape up these districts, because you can’t dilute, uh, the minority districts. And the question is, do you draw the sixth and seventh in together and sacrifice it and make it a Democratic district, and then force McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux to fight each other, or, uh, do you make the seventh more Democrat, racially diverse with Gwinnett County and DeKalb County and then make, uh, the sixth congressional district a little more white? It’s already a majority white. So that protects them, uh, there without any claims of racism. There are a lot of different ways the Republicans can look at this in the state of Georgia, and every state right now is having this.
Now, I bring up-
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