Georgia Pundit http://gapundit.com Georgia Politics, Campaigns and Elections Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 VIDEO – David Perdue: Georgia Values – New TV Commercial http://gapundit.com/2014/10/24/video-david-perdue-georgia-values-new-tv-commercial/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-david-perdue-georgia-values-new-tv-commercial http://gapundit.com/2014/10/24/video-david-perdue-georgia-values-new-tv-commercial/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:18 +0000 http://gapundit.com/?p=44079 GaPundit:

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, today released a new TV ad titled, “Georgia Values,” featuring his mother, Gervaise Perdue. Mrs. Perdue speaks from the heart about David’s Middle Georgia upbringing, his strong work ethic, and why Georgians should send him to Washington.

Commenting on the new ad, Perdue spokeswoman Megan Whittemore said, “Mrs. Perdue knows better than anyone else why Georgians should send David to Washington to fight for our values. As a public school teacher, she taught him to work hard and help others, she understands his ability to tackle and solve tough problems, and she knows that he will bring the Middle Georgia values he was raised with to Washington to take us in a new direction and fight for Georgia’s families.”

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.

Harrell, a Republican who became speaker in 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts that included using campaign funds for personal expenses, misconduct in office and false reporting, in a case that has laid low a key figure in the state Republican Party.

Harrell also agreed to cooperate with investigators going forward and to submit to polygraph tests, prosecutors said, raising the specter of further probes into other top state officials.

“I have agreed to this today to end what has been a two-year nightmare,” Harrell said in a statement. “To continue to fight this would have taken at least another year, possibly two.”

Harrell, who was indicted last month on nine criminal counts that included falsifying his private plane’s logbook to seek payment for non-existent travel, had previously denied any willful wrongdoing.

Under the plea agreement, Harrell will serve three years’ probation of a suspended six-year prison sentence and will pay a $30,000 fine, prosecutor David Pascoe said at a hearing in Columbia, the state capital.

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Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for October 24, 2014 http://gapundit.com/2014/10/24/georgia-politics-campaigns-elections-october-24-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=georgia-politics-campaigns-elections-october-24-2014 http://gapundit.com/2014/10/24/georgia-politics-campaigns-elections-october-24-2014/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:34 +0000 http://gapundit.com/?p=44062 GaPundit:

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On October 24, 1775, British naval forces sailed up the James River and attacked Norfolk, Virginia, while some troops went ashore to engage the patriot militia.

John Wesley wrote the last entry in his journal, which spanned 55 years, on October 24, 1790.

On October 24, 1861, Western Union completed the first transcontinental telegraph line, allowing communication between Washington, DC and San Francisco, California.

Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke in Atlanta on October 24, 1932, decrying what he called “destruction, delay, deceit, and despair – the four horsemen of the G.O.P.” and lambasting President Herbert Hoover for the great depression.

The Charter for the United Nations became effective on October 24, 1945.

Jimmy Carter found himself with a comfortable lead, with polls showing him ahead in states representing more than 300 electoral college votes, on October 24, 1976.

The Concorde made its last flight on October 24, 2003.

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That happened. I expect you’ll be hearing about it in robocalls, TV ads, and on the radio for the next couple of weeks, and perhaps into January.

Here’s a partial transcription of President Obama:

And these last two years I want a Congress that does work, and the only way I can do that, even though I’m not on the ballot, is to make sure that our people turn out to vote, that young people and black folks and latinos and progressives and people who share a vision of making sure that this economy works for everybody and not just a few people, that those folks turn out and when we do, we win, and no place is a better example than in Georgia.

Michelle Nunn will win the Senate if there is high turnout among Democrats. And if there is low turnout or just ordinary turnout, then she won’t win. And if Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means that we can keep on doing some good work.

From the AJC Political Insider, David Perdue’s response:

“I’m running against a woman who now the president said is his. He said his policies are on the ballot in this race, it’s pretty clear. And this week he even said he needs Michelle Obama — Michelle Nunn, I’m sorry. He needs Michelle Nunn to go to Washington — you’d think one would be enough. He wants Michelle Nunn to go to Washington to help him continue these policies. The arrogance.

“However you want to look at this thing — foreign policy, immigration, health care, education, debt and the economy — we’re not going in the right direction. And he wants Michelle Nunn to go with him to Washington to help him continue to do good things. I’m sorry, I don’t see it that way.”

Three takes on the School Superintendent election

John Wood has a take on incumbent State School Superintendent John Barge’s endorsement of Democrat Valarie Wilson, originally published at zpolitics.com, excerpted with his permission:

Barge shows his true political ineptness. He cannot get along with the Governor’s office and the General Assembly and continues to spout the mantra of “staying the course”. “Staying the course” is nothing more than a clear acceptance of the Obama Administration’s education agenda by imposing more excessive testing measures and unrealistic mandates on our students and teachers. Barge’s endorsement is a clear example of his self-serving attitude for his own gain. What does he hope to gain from this? A job? His turncoat switching strategy looks to create more fissures in education by “grant dancing” for more federal dollars. “Staying the course” means more unrealistic lesson plan audits on our teachers, a failed testing model which has been inconsistent and incoherent. Teachers were not even given testing descriptors for the new GMAP testing to help students prepare. The scores will not be available until after the summer.

So by “staying the course” this will cost Georgia taxpayers money for a test that is not even ready for our students but will be used to evaluate teachers with a weight of 50% off of a test that is not even been created successfully.  It is expected to be implemented starting this December for some grade levels. “Staying the course” is a ploy to take away time from helping our students achieve and burden teachers with an oppressive amount of paperwork for future Race to the Top dollars.

Barge’s leadership has been a failure by accepting these funds and has not upheld the constitutionality of the office. Wilson has also been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and GAWinlist. This association is confirmation that Barge is not a principled conservative and has pushed a progressive agenda while lying to voters about his principles. Richard Woods is clearly the leader we should have elected the first time when he ran against Barge in 2010. We need a leader that is willing to uphold the office and listen to the voters.

Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett released the following statement on the race:

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett released the following statement of support for Richard Woods, the Republican nominee for State School Superintendent:

“When it comes to voting in the November 4 election, it’s important for Georgians to know that every race on the ballot – from Governor down to city council – is important.

“In the race to be Georgia’s leading voice in education, Richard Woods is the right fit for State School Superintendent. An accomplished teacher, trusted administrator, and inspiring visionary, Richard will work to strengthen our schools and enhance educational opportunities for our children and grandchildren.

“I encourage Georgia voters to join me in backing Richard Woods for State School Superintendent. He will work tirelessly with Governor Deal and leadership in the Georgia General Assembly to ensure that our state’s best and brightest days are always ahead.”

Finally, Joe Dendy, Chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party issued the following via email:

The race for State School Superintendent is so far down ballot it probably receives the least attention of all the statewide races; yet, it is one of the most important races since it affects the lives and education of future generations.  There are stark differences of philosophy between Richard Woods and his democrat opponent. Yet, our current State School Superintendent, John Barge, endorsed Richard’s democrat opponent today. What does that tell you?  It’s time we send a message to School Superintendent Barge that Republicans totally disagree with his decision.
 
I have gotten to know Richard well over the past several years and find him to be not only strong in his faith, but also strong in his desire for every child in Georgia to receive the very best education available.  He has extensive classroom and administrative experience in the field of education. Richard is also someone who may challenge the executive and legislative branches with different ideas, but will work with them as a team member implementing their decisions.

I ask you to show your support for Richard and the Republican principles that have proven to strengthen education.  Down ballot races do not raise the big bucks, so I ask you to write Richard a check and bring it with you this Sunday afternoon to the event honoring him.

 

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As Agriculture Commissioner, my job is protecting Georgia families. Safe food, strong farms, responsible government. Vote Gary Black for Agriculture Commissioner on November 4, 2014.

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Alcovy Pet Rescue in Winder, Georgia is trying to help with a large number of dogs from a breeding mill, primarily Yorkshire Terriers and similar small breeds. They desperately need foster homes. Click here to apply online if you think you can foster a dog or two. They will also have considerable expense in caring for the dogs, so please donate online if you’re so inclined. You can also Mail donations to : P.O. Box 1425. Winder, GA 30680 

Their Amazon wish list    http://www.CLICK-HERE-To-Help.org/AlcovyPetRescue.htmDonate Kuranda Beds  Dogs LOVE Kuranda beds! 

Rayna

Rayna is a 2-3 year-old, 45-pound medium-sized adult female Lab mix who gave birth to eight puppies and is now looking for her own forever home. Rayna is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.

 

Tara

Tara is a 1.5-year old female Pointer mix. Tara is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.

Fuzzy

Fuzzy is a small, adult male Poodle/Schnauzer mix who first came to the shelter emaciated as a neglect/abuse case. After six months in a foster home, he’s healthy and looking for a permanent home.

Fuzzy is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.

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Perdue Announces Second Leg Of Statewide Tour Highlighting “A New Direction” In Washington

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, will continue his statewide tour highlighting how Washington is not working and why Georgians want a new direction. The second leg of the tour will include almost 30 public events across Georgia. Stops for the second leg of the tour are included below:

Monday, October 27th

7:30am  – Paulding
The Events Place
855 Hiram-Douglasville Highway
Hiram, GA

9:00am - Bartow
Swheat Market
5 East Main Street
Cartersville, GA

10:30am - Floyd
Republican Party Victory Office
339 Broad Street
Rome, GA

1:00pm – Catoosa
Choo Choo BBQ
12960 U.S. 27
Chickamauga, GA

3:30pm - Whitfield
The Dalton Depot
110 Depot Street
Dalton, GA

5:30pm – Gilmer
Republican Party Office
96 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA

6:30pm - Fannin
Rebel’s Pantry
4500 Appalachian Highway
Blue Ridge, GA

Tuesday, October 28th

10:00am – Rabun
Kingwood Resort
401 Country Club Drive
Clayton, GA

12:00pm – Lumpkin
Wagon Wheel
1108 Grove Street North
Dahlonega, GA

2:30pm – Dawson
Dawsonville Gun and Pawn
5711 Georgia 53
Dawsonville, GA

4:00pm – Forsyth
The Kinsey Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA

7:00pm – Fulton
Olde Blind Dog
12650 Crabapple Road
Milton, GA

Wednesday, October 29th

7:30am - Jackson
Dairy Queen
545 Panther Drive
Jefferson, GA

9:00am – Walton
Pot Luck Café
117 North Midland Avenue
Monroe, GA

12:30pm – Columbia
Rally With Governor Mitt Romney
Conference Center at Edgar’s
3165 Washington Road
Augusta, GA

5:00pm – Washington
EMC Civic Room
258 North Harris Street
Sandersville, GA

Thursday, October 30th

9:00am – Laurens
McDonalds
1829 Veterans Boulevard
Dublin, GA

11:00am – Bulloch
Anderson’s General Store
23736 US Highway 80 East
Statesboro, GA

12:30pm – Chatham
Republican Party Office
11 E. 73rd Street
Savannah, GA

3:00pm – Glynn
Early Voting at Fire Station #2
1929 Demere Road
St. Simons, GA

5:30pm – Ware
Shoney’s Parking Lot
1900 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA

7:30pm – Coffee
Central Square Complex Parking Lot
200 South Madison Avenue
Douglas, GA

Friday, October 31st

8:30am – Lowndes
Rally With Governor Mike Huckabee
Smokin Pig BBQ
4228 North Valdosta Road
Valdosta, GA

10:00am – Tift
Rally With Governor Mike Huckabee
Tiftarea Conference Center
804 7th Street West
Tifton, GA

12:30pm – Houston
Rally With Governor Mike Huckabee
Brannen Outfitters
106 Fairview Drive
Perry, GA

Saturday, November 1st

9:00am - Gwinnett Republican Party Breakfast
550 Trackside
550 N. Clayton Street
Lawrenceville, GA

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If you live in DeKalb County, and especially in one of the proposed new cities, the entire article at Decaturish is worth reading.

First things first, state Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, said during an Oct. 21 town hall with other members of the DeKalb delegation.

Before legislation to create a new city of Tucker, Briarcliff or Lakeside comes up for discussion, the delegation must fix DeKalb.

Jacobs said proposals to reform the county’s ethics board, its auditing process, and its purchasing process must take priority over new cities.

“I am 100 percent certain that the vast majority of citizens all across this county, north, south east and west agree with that,” Jacobs said, to applause. “And if we don’t act then shame on us, period.”

via At town hall, delegation member pledges DeKalb reforms – Decaturish.

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