Thursday, May 3, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA – U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today announced that Keith Davis of Atlantic County, Rick DeMichele of Camden County, and Rita Shade of Salem County will help lead the Arizona Senator’s campaign in the state of New Jersey.

The members will leverage their combined years of experience and understanding of New Jersey’s grassroots political landscape to provide strategic guidance and leadership to Senator McCain’s campaign.

Keith Davis was elected chairman of the Atlantic County Republican Party in 2006. He is a partner with the law firm of Perskie, Nehmad and Perillo in Egg Harbor Township.

“Senator McCain’s experience, service, and commitment to the American way of life make him the right leader for our time,” said Davis. “He’s the type of conservative that will grow business, reinforce Republican values, and adapt our government to the challenges that lie ahead.”

Rick DeMichele is a founding partner in the Cherry Hill law firm of DeMichele and DeMichele and serves as Camden County Republican Chairman. DeMichele is a delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and a former trustee of the New Jersey and Camden County Bar Associations. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

“Conservatives in New Jersey appreciate a leader that is willing to beat-back government regulation and protect traditional values,” said DeMichele. “John McCain’s record of fiscal restraint and government reform make him the essential choice for our state.”

Rita Shade served as the Salem County Republican Party Chair for four consecutive terms from 2002 to 2006. She was instrumental in the county’s party-building efforts and will add to the campaign’s efforts in southern New Jersey.

“Whether you’re concerned about the changes facing the global community or local economy, John McCain has proven he is willing to enact reforms to make us stronger,” said Shade. “His record of fighting to cut waste in budgets and increase government accountability really means something in New Jersey.”

Senator John McCain spoke to how pleased he was to be gather additional support in New Jersey. “I am proud that these respected community leaders are joining me in fighting for an improved, more effective America,” said Senator McCain. “I appreciate their support and look forward to working with them.”


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