Friday, August 3, 2012


Nashville – On Thursday evening, Republican Candidate for the 5th Congressional District, Brad
Staats of Hermitage, went to bed with a 54-vote lead and all precincts reporting. Friday morning,
that lead had changed to 44 votes.

As of noon, there were only 24 provisional ballots still out – not enough to change the outcome of a
very close election. Since there were no reports of voting irregularities, it appears the primary
election cycle is complete.

Brad Staats releases the following statement:

“Last night was a long night and a rewarding conclusion to a hard fought campaign. I want to
congratulate all my opponents on the great – and sometimes spirited – campaigns they ran. As I’m
sure some of them would agree, this campaign was never about any of us – but rather about
changing the direction of our federal government.

Over the next few months, we will have an opportunity to have an honest discussion with the people
of Tennessee about the issues. And at the end of the day, the voters of the 5th Congressional District
will have a choice to make: they can vote for the status quo or they can give me a chance to make a

Our campaign looks forward to that conversation and I will be forever grateful to our supporters
who made the sacrifice to give us a chance to serve.”

Brad Staats, 43, is a conservative small businessman who believes we need new leadership if we
want to move our country in a different direction. Brad received Baccalaureate of Arts in English
Literature from Oral Roberts University with a second degree in Music. Brad founded ConsulTel, a
wholesale security distribution company located in Hermitage, Tennessee, in 2003.
Brad and his wife, Bethany, have 4 children.

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