Georgia Rep. invites challenger nearly 50 years younger to shadow him [photos]

Colton Moore, at right, listens as State Rep. John Deffenbaugh, R-Lookout Mountain, describes what is happening Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the House of Representatives at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga. Moore is Deffenbaugh's opponent in this year's election and was invited by Deffenbaugh to spend last Wednesday and Thursday at the Capitol learning more about what the job of State Representative entails from a first-hand perspective.

ATLANTA - Colton Moore speaks the language of the southern politician. He refers to his own generation as "the young folks," our current era as "this day and age." He calls a politician "a gentleman" and a gathering of politicians "a meeting among gentlemen." He makes observations such as "The Appalachian is a special breed. They're rugged, independent."

And his voice: It's deep and smooth, like an old radio announcer's. It travels through halls and takes command of conversations. This isn't an accident.

Moore, 24, trained his voice. He sits in his room alone, verbally sprinting through tongue twisters.

"Betty-Botta-bought-a-bit-of-butter-but-she-said-this-butter's-bitter," he chants.

"Around-the-rough-and-rugged-rock-the-ragged-rascal-ran."

"Tommy-Atatamas-took-two-Ts-and-tied-them-to-the-top-of-two-tall-trees."

Moore thinks hard about how to use this voice.