WYAY (NewsRadio 106.7)/Atlanta's Michael Graham Offers Free Help To Challengers To Lawmaker Who Made Pro-KKK Comments
February 4, 2016 at 5:36 PM (PT)
After a GEORGIA state legislator offered praise for the KU KUX KLAN in an interview, CUMULUS News-Talk WYAY (NEWSRADIO 106.7)/ATLANTA host MICHAEL GRAHAM responded by placing an ad in a local paper offering to help the "right candidate" to challenge the legislator in the next election.
The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports that GRAHAM took on State Rep. TOMMY BENTON (R-JEFFERSON), who said the KLAN "made a lot of people straighten up" and was "not so much a racist thing," with the ad challenging JACKSON COUNTY registered voters to "chang(e) the face of JACKSON COUNTY" by running against the six-term Republican and Chairman of the House Committee on Human Relations and Aging. “If you’re willing to do the hard work of running, I’m willing to help, GRAHAM wrote in the ad, adding that he would donate his time to help organize a challenger's campaign. GRAHAM is a former Republican campaign consultant; he said of BENTON, "Our heritage as Southerners and our beliefs as conservatives deserve better representation than this."