After he suffered a stroke 10 years ago, the 44-year-old Harris was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and congestive heart failure. He's been through 2 pacemakers and now has to use a partial artificial heart. He needs a transplant to survive.
Marxen convinced the entire Clayton County Republican Party to take on his Democratic friend as a fundraising project. "They said, 'well, that doesn't matter anyway, you know, he needs help and we need to do that,'" he added.
"We've been friends for so long, if the situation was reversed, I'd do the same for him, too," Harris said.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
About Those Heartless Republicans
First this story needs one caveat. You can probably count the number of Republicans in Clayton County on one hand, so I am not so sure how much success their fund raising efforts will yield, but still it is a good news story.