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9
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 9, 2015

On November 8, 1860, Savannah residents protested in favor of secession following the election of Abraham Lincoln.

President Abraham Lincoln (R) was reelected on November 8, 1864.

General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 120 on November 9, 1864.

Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, in the Field, Kingston, Georgia, November 9, 1864

5. To corps commanders alone is intrusted the power to destroy mills, houses, cotton-gins, etc.; and for them this general principle is laid down: In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility.

6. As for horses, mules, wagons, etc., belonging to the inhabitants, the cavalry and artillery may appropriate freely and without limit; discriminating, however, between the rich, who are usually hostile, and the poor and industrious, usually neutral or friendly. Foraging-parties may also take mules or horses, to replace the jaded animals of their trains, or to serve as pack-mules for the regiments of brigades. In all foraging, of whatever kind, the parties engaged will refrain abusive or threatening language, and may, where the officer in command thinks proper, given written certificates of the facts, but no receipts; and they will endeavor to leave with each family a reasonable portion for their maintenance.

7. Negroes who are able-bodied and can be of service to the several columns may be taken along; but each army commander will bear in mind that the question of supplies is a very important one, and this his first duty is to see to those who bear arms.

8. The organization, at once, of a good pioneer battalion for each army corps, composed if possible of Negroes, should be attended to. This battalion should follow the advance-guard, repair roads and double them if possible, so that the columns will not be delayed after reaching bad places.

Former Confederate General John B. Gordon was sworn-in as Governor of Georgia on November 9, 1886.

Franklin D. Roosevelt made his 15th trip to Warm Springs, Georgia on November 8, 1928 after winning the election for Governor of New York.

Richard B. Russell, Jr. was elected to the United States Senate on November 8, 1932 and would serve until his death in 1971. Before his election to the Senate, Russell served as State Representative, Speaker of the Georgia House, and the youngest Governor of Georgia; his father served as Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. On the same day, part-time Georgia resident Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States.

The next day, November 9, 1932, President-elect FDR addressed a national broadcast to the American people and mentioned that he would spend Thanksgiving at his “second home” in Georgia.

On November 9, 1938, Kristallnacht began the organized destruction and looting of Jewish businesses and homes in Munich, Germany.

On November 9, 1989, the former East Germany announced that citizens could cross the border to West Germany. That night, crowds began tearing down sections of the wall that divided the city. Earlier this year, former State Senator Chuck Clay spoke to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation about his grandfather’s role in leading the Berlin Airlift that kept the western part of the city supplied during the beginning of its Cold War blockade. Hans Rueffert of The Woodbridge Inn in Jasper, Georgia told of his father’s experience in East Germany and his flight across the wall to freedom in the west.

On November 8, 1994, Republicans won control of the United States House of Representatives and Senate in what came to be called the “Republican Revolution.”

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

State Senator Renee Unterman was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Georgia Chiropractic Association in recognition of her work against human trafficking in Georgia.

“This is a very, very special award,” Georgia Chiropractic Association legal counsel Aubrey Villines said in a statement. “All of (Sen.) Unterman’s accomplishments, before she even ever got to the legislature, are absolutely amazing. She’s just a wonderful person and we’re pleased to honor her for her work preventing sex trafficking.”

The Safe Harbor and Rachel’s Law toughens laws that deal with human trafficking, including the addition of hefty fines for adults and adult entertainment businesses who violate the law. It also lets the criminal justice system treat sexually exploited children as victims instead of criminals.

The age-based statute of limitations for sex trafficking victims was also raised from 23 to 25 under the law, which went into effect July 1.

“The issue of human trafficking is something that’s been near and dear to my heart for eight years now,” Unterman said in the association’s announcement. “At that time, Georgia was one of the worst in the nation for human trafficking and specifically for child sex trafficking. And now, we actually have other states replicating our efforts.”

State Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) will lead a fact-finding group to Colorado to learn about the production of CBD oils that were made legal for treatment of certain medical conditions earlier this year. After the fact-finding trip, the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis will meet on December 9, 2015 to forumulate recommendations for legislation.

Butch Fundraiser

Speaking of Senator Butch Miller, a writer for his hometown Gainesville Times notes speculation that he may be looking at a run for higher office in 2018.Continue Reading..

6
Nov

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 6, 2015

Slash

Slash is a 6-month old female Boston Terrier mix female puppy who is fully vetted, spayed, microchipped, housebroke, and crate trained, dog and cat friendly. She is available for adoption from Pawsome Southern Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

TheodoreTheodore Erin

Theodore (above, male) and Erin (below, female) are four-month old Airedale Terrier mix puppies. They are both playful and like other dogs, and are available for adoption from Pawsome Southern Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

Erin1Erin2

6
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 6, 2015

Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th President of the United States and the first Republican to hold the office on November 6, 1860. By his inauguration in March, seven states had seceded.

Georgia Governor Joseph Brown addressed the Georgia legislature calling on them to consider Georgia’s future on November 7, 1860, the day after Abraham Lincoln’s election as President.

On November 6, 1861, one year after Lincoln’s election, Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens of Georgia were elected President and Vice President of the Confederate States of America.

President Teddy Roosevelt left for a 17-day trip to Panama on November 6, 1906 to inspect work on the Panama Canal; he was the first President to take an official tour outside the continental United States.

Jeanette Rankin was elected to Congress, the first female Member, on November 7, 1916 from Montana. After leaving Congress, Rankin moved to Watkinsville, Georgia in 1925. The Jeanette Rankin Scholarship Foundation, based in Athens, Georgia provides college scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term on November 7, 1944.

A dam on the campus of Toccoa Falls Bible College burst on November 6, 1977 under pressure from heavy rains, killing 39 students and faculty.

Democrat Sam Nunn was reelected to the United States Senate on November 7, 1978.

On November 7, 1989, David Dinkins was elected the first African-American Mayor of New York and Douglas Wilder was elected the first African-American Governor of Virginia.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA) resigned his office and his Congressional seat on November 6, 1998, effective in January 1999, despite having been reelected three days earlier.

On November 7, 2006, Georgia reelected its first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue, and elected its first GOP Lieutenant Governor, Casey Cagle.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

After the very narrow defeat of the LaVista Hills incorporation referendum, allegations surfaced of voting irregularities and possible fraud in the election.

The LaVista Hills cityhood proposal failed by 136 votes. If a judge finds any irregularities that could change the outcome, Tuesday’s results could be invalidated.

From WSB-TV in Atlanta,

Reports of intimidation and criminal activity have led to a state investigation into voting fraud in LaVista Hills.

Only Channel 2 Action News was there as investigators with the GBI removed a computer and voting machine from the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Office on Memorial Drive.

Leonard Piazza, the second in command at DeKalb County’s office of voter registration and elections, says there were very serious irregularities regarding the LaVista vote.

Piazza says in addition to voters being turned away at their polling place, voter material wasn’t properly secured.

He also told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston, there was a memory card that collects citizen votes loose in the office.

According to Piazza, when he told his boss Maxine Daniels, he says she told him not to worry about it and sent him home.

Piazza is now on paid leave.

Daniels says that she can guarantee to the voters that nothing irregular happened. She blames the investigation on a disgruntled employee.

And from CBS 46,

“It’s a complete disappointment as a voter that one of our most sacred rights would be violated,” said Mary Kay Woodworth with LaVista Hills Alliance, a group that supported LaVista Hills becoming a city. “We need to have government we can trust and if indeed this is true, we have a government we can’t trust.”

The complete statement from the Georgia Secretary of State is below:

“As Secretary of State I take any allegations of elections fraud seriously.  Our office has opened an official investigation of possible criminal activity during the November 3rd elections in DeKalb County.  Given the serious nature of these allegations, I have asked the Center for Elections at Kennesaw State University and the GBI to assist in this investigation.  I asked the GBI to assist due to the alleged theft of secured memory cards and fraud allegations.  Once completed, the investigation will be presented to the State Elections Board.  We will have no further comment until that time.”

The Secretary of State’s office said that in addition to possible fraud, they are also looking into a potential theft of a memory card following the election. There’s also a probe into why nearly 50 people who qualified to vote on LaVista becoming a city were given ballots without the proposition on it.

“The DeKalb County voter registration has had since April 2 to get this right and now here we are on Nov.5 or [Nov 6] and they didn’t get it right, but it really boils down to anger and frustration with DeKalb County government,” Woodwoth added.

In Smyrna City Council Ward 6, former Democratic State Senator Doug Stoner bested first-time candidate Tara Simon by a 637-623 margin, with the 14-vote difference putting it just outside the 1% window that entitles candidates to a recount. But on election night, 34 provisional ballots were uncounted, with the potential to change the election or put it in the recount window.

Crisp County passed an E-SPLOST by a 75:25 margin, and in Worth County, the E-SPLOST garnered 71% yes votes.

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard won reelection with 57% of the vote against two challengers.

The cities of Ocilla and Sylvester passed liquor by the drink referenda by more than 60% each.

In Unadilla, Myron Mixon defeated incumbent Mayor Dr. Bobby West by 241-221. Mixon is a renowned Barbecue competitor.

5
Nov

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 5, 2015

Pilgrim

Pilgrim is a 2-month old, 8-pound male mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Squash

Squash is a 2-month old, 8-pound female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Mayflower

Mayflower is a 2-month old, 8-pound female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Amber

Amber is a 2-year old female Chocolate Lab who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

Duncan

Duncan is a 1-year old male Lab mix who is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, GA.

5
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 5, 2015

Peter Early was sworn in as Governor of Georgia on November 5, 1813 after being elected by the Georgia General Assembly.

John Clark was sworn in to the first of two two-year terms on November 5, 1819, again after election by the legislature.

Howell Cobb, who previously served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was sworn in as Governor of Georgia on November 5, 1852, having been elected by popular vote.

Democrat Woodrow Wilson, who spent part of his youth in Augusta, Georgia and married Ellen Louise Axson, whom he met in Rome, Georgia, was elected President in a landslide victory on November 5, 1912.

Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to his unprecedented third term as President of the United States on November 5, 1940.

Richard M. Nixon was elected President of the United States by a plurality vote on November 5, 1968.

On November 5, 2002, Sonny Perdue was elected the first Republican Governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, beginning the modern era of Republican dominance of Georgia state politics.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

State Senator Judson Hill (R-Cobb) announced an initiative to put a face with a name for every Georgian who gave their life in the Vietnam War.

Sen. Judson Hill (R – Marietta) announced the need for pictures of Georgia’s fallen Vietnam War veterans for a multimedia display at the new Education Center at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall (‘The Wall’). The display wall honors veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War, including 1,584 Georgia soldiers. This effort is part of a national program by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to put a face with each of the 58,300 fallen veterans from across the nation whose names appear on The Wall.

“We currently know the faces of 831 Georgia soldiers whose names are listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall,” said Sen. Hill. “However, this leaves 753 Georgia Vietnam veterans who remain faceless. By sending in photos of these heroes, we can better honor those who made such a costly sacrifice for our country.”

Standing with Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) and Adjutant General Joe Jarrard, Sen. Hill launched the statewide initiative to find pictures of the remaining 753 Georgia Vietnam War veterans. Legislative colleagues, members of the media, as well as fellow citizens in Marietta and Sandy Springs, are asked to search for photos that prominently feature these faceless fallen heroes. To encourage engagement in the Senate, the list of faceless veterans has been sorted by Senate District and will be sent to each senator as part of a larger packet. It is Sen. Hill’s hope that each Georgia Vietnam veteran’s name will have a face and background story associated with it by the end of the project.

Photos of fallen veterans can be submitted online at www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces. Photos may also be mailed to: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Attn: Call for Photos, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20037. Please send a COPY of the original photo, as the VVMF will not be responsible for returning any photos.

To see if someone you know is among those without a picture, or to view submitted pictures, visit The Wall of Faces website at www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces. For more information on Georgia’s statewide initiative, contact Sen. Hill’s legislative assistant Macy McFall at 404.656.0150.

I forgot to mention this yesterday. I heard from multiple sources that strippers had been deployed to wave signs for one of the candidates for Mayor of Brookhaven on election day. I was also emailed a photo that I won’t publish, but the skirts and shoes were Ally McBeal length. Not exactly “going to church” clothes, but neither does it prove the allegation. I guess when the biggest contribution to that candidate came from a company tied to a strip club in the city, it’s believable to some folks.

Six Republicans qualified for the Special Election in State Senate District 20 on December 1, 2015.Continue Reading..

4
Nov

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 4, 2015

Moses

Moses is a senior male Retriever mix (and I suspect some Hound in his heritage) who is available for adoption from Retired Retrievers in Savannah, GA.

Moses is a wonderful dog! He gets along with everyone and loves to spend his time snuggling his humans on the couch. He is in great shape for a senior and can still do stairs and go for long walks. But he’s also mellow enough that he’s happy relaxing around the house. If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged family member to your home, don’t let this one get away.

Anna

Anna is a senior female Yellow Labrador Retriever who is available for adoption from Retired Retrievers in Savannah, GA.

Anna is a sweetheart! She is good with dogs, cats, and kids. This wonderful girl ended up in a shelter after her owner asked an animal control officer to shoot her because she had a large mass growing on her side. The animal control officer obviously refused to shoot her, but took her to the shelter which is when Retired Retrievers were called. They had the mass removed and Anna is doing great. She would be a wonderful addition to any home!

DJ

DJ is a 13-year old senior male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Retired Retrievers in Savannah, GA.

This handsome 13-year old ended up in a shelter because his 92-year old mom has Alzheimer’s and was no longer able to care for him. When none of her relatives were willing or able to care for him either, he found himself homeless. DJ gets along with other dogs and cats. He could stand to lose a few pounds and needs a home without a lot of steps. He is a very sweet old man!

Retired Retrievers is a Savannah-based rescue group that concentrates on finding new homes for senior dogs.

Click here to donate online to Retired Retriever.

4
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 4, 2015

Alexander Stephens was sworn-in as Governor of Georgia on November 4, 1882; Stephens had earlier been elected Vice-President of the Confederate States of America.

Howard Carter found an entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamen on November 4, 1922.

Georgia Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr. campaigned on behalf of Democratic candidate for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On November 4, 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan was elected President, winning 489 electoral votes to 49 for incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Note on the electoral map in that clip, states that Reagan won were colored blue, and Georgia was a red state, going for Jimmy Carter.

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President, becoming the first African-American elected to the position.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

We’ll start in my home town of Brookhaven, where the third mayor in three years will take office after John Ernst won with more than 85% of the vote and Linley Jone, who was appointed earlier this year to District 1 City Council won her own term with more than 80%.

Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman was reelected.

In Dunwoody, Mayor Mike Davis was defeated by former City Council Member Denis Shortal.

The DeKalb County Ethics Reform ballot question was passed with more than 90% of votes in favor.

Tucker incorporation passed with 73.92% in favor, while LaVista Hills incorporation failed, losing by 136 votes out of 13,714 cast, less than 1%.

Gwinnett County voters passed the E-SPLOST by nearly 3:1 margin.

In Augusta, the SPLOST passed with 61.5% voting in favor.

Columbia County Commission District 3 will see a runoff on December 1 between Gary Richardson with 38% and Greg Grzybowski, who carried 22%.

House District 122, vacated by the retirement of former Rep. Ben Harbin also will see a December 1 runoff, between Jodi Lott (41%) and Mack Taylor (30%).

Republican JaNice Van Ness took 37% of votes cast and Democrat Tonya Anderson carried 26% to earn slots in the December 1 runoff for State Senate District 43.

The House District 92 election will not produce a runoff, but should merit a recount, as vote returns show Democrat Sherri Washington with 706 votes and Democrat Doreen Carter with 703.

More than 64% of Bartow County voters approved of the E-SPLOST extension for five years beginning after the current E-SPLOST expires in 2017.

Seventy-five percent of Bibb County voters cast their ballots in favor of the E-SPLOST.

Perhaps the biggest news of the night came from Savannah, where incumbent Mayor Edna Jackson was limited to 44% and faces former County Commissioner Eddie DeLoach (42%) in a runoff on December 1, 2015.

DeLoach said that he was feeling good about his chances in the runoff, citing the total vote accumulated by him and the other two challengers.

“I think 60 percent of the people said they were looking for change,” he said. “I think with everybody else we can give them some change.”

Jackson could not be reached for comment in time for publication.

DeLoach hit Jackson hard with criticism for the increase in violent crime that he claimed she and the council took too long to acknowledge and try to address. He also said the city lacked a plan for the future.

Heidi Cruz to Tour Georgia

Heidi Cruz, wife of Senator Ted Cruz appears to be embarking on her own tour of Georgia.

Cobb GOP Headquarters
799 Roswell St, Marietta GA 30060
550 Trackside
550 N Clayton St, Lawrenceville GA 30046
We’ve also seen Facebook mentions of events with Heidi Cruz in Middle and South Georgia and will bring you all the details as we gather them.
3
Nov

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for November 3, 2015

Toast

Toast is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Okefenokee Humane Society, Inc. in Waycross, GA.

Pop Tart

Pop Tart is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Okefenokee Humane Society, Inc. in Waycross, GA.

Chex

Chex is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Okefenokee Humane Society, Inc. in Waycross, GA.

Bacon

Bacon (or Becon) is a young male Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Okefenokee Humane Society, Inc. in Waycross, GA.

3
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 3, 2015

John Willis Menard became the first black man elected to Congress on November 3, 1868 from the Second District of Louisiana. Menard’s election opponent challenged the results and prevented Menard from taking his seat, though in defense of his election Menard became the first black man to address Congress.

On November 3, 1913, details of the federal income tax were finalized and published after the ratification earlier in the year of the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Bacon, Barrow, Candler, and Evans Counties were created on November 3, 1914 when voters approved Constitutional Amendments – prior to these Amendments, Georgia was limited to 145 counties. On the same day, Carl Vinson was elected to Congress from Georgia, becoming the youngest member of Congress at the time. Vinson would eventually become the first Member of Congress to serve more than fifty years. Vinson’s grandson, Sam Nunn would serve in the United States Senate.

The Chicago Tribune published the infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline on November 3, 1948. Ultimately, Democrat Truman won 303 electoral votes to 189 for Republican Dewey.

Laika, a female Siberian Husky mix who was found stray on the streets of Moscow, was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957.

On November 3, 1968, Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson was elected President over Republican Barry Goldwater.

On November 3, 1970, Jimmy Carter was elected Governor of Georgia.

Democrat Cynthia McKinney became the first African-Amercian female elected to Congress from Georgia on November 3, 1992.

On November 3, 1998, Democrat Thurbert Baker was elected Attorney General and Michael Thurmond was elected Commissioner of Labor, becoming the first African-Americans elected to statewide executive office in Georgia.

One World Trade Center opened on November 3, 2014, more than thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Today is the day that American citizens earn our right to complain about what happens in local government or to cheer those we elect to the offices that have the most day-to-day influence in our lives by voting for Mayor and City Council in many municipalities across Georgia. Other citizens will vote in special elections for two legislative seats, or will cast ballot in favor or opposition to either a new or continuing SPLOST sales tax.

In some municipalities, odd-year elections take place in different locations than we vote for Governor or President. The City of Cumming in Forsyth County is an example of a city that has only one polling place for municipal elections.

Election Day kicks off at 7 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. at Cumming City Hall. Only registered voters who live within Cumming city limits are allowed to participate in Tuesday’s election.

In Cumming’s Post 4, outgoing councilman Ralph Perry will be replaced by either Chris Light, Dana Sexton, Jack Shoemake, Avery Stone, or Guy McBrayer.

In Post 5, John D. Pugh will be succeeded by either Linda Ledbetter or Julie Tressler, who ran against each other in June to succeed Sexton following his resignation. Charles F. Welch, Jr. won the election and replaced Sexton on the council.

Lewis Ledbetter is facing no opposition in Post 3 and will return to an office he has held since 1971.

Check out Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s MVP Page for up-to-date information on whether you have an election today, and where you will vote. Once you sign in, on the right-hand column, under “Polling Place for State, County, and Municipal Elections” you can click the link for “Click here for municipal polling place” to see if you go somewhere else to vote for Mayor, City Council, and the like.

In Gwinnett County, it is vitally important that you vote on the E-SPLOST penny sales tax for schools. There are good reasons to be for it, good reasons to be against it, but no defensible reason for not registering your approval or disapproval at the ballot box. Politicians count on fewer voters showing up in odd-numbered years, making it easier to pass taxes that will be paid by everyone. If I don’t know enough to vote for a tax or bond referendum, my default is to vote no.

Voters in Macon will also cast ballots on an E-SPLOST today. The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is for it and Erick Erickson is against is.

Elections Have Consequences

Qualifying has opened in the Special Election for State Senate District 20 in Middle Georgia, which will be held December 1, 2015.

Those interested in running in the Dec. 1 Special Election, must qualify before noon on Wednesday at the Secretary of State’s Office at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, West Tower, Suite 802, Atlanta, Ga. 30334.

The district covers Bleckley, Laurens and Pulaski counties and a portion of Houston.

To cast a ballot, you must be registered to vote before the close of business Nov. 6.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, and the same hours on Dec. 29, if a runoff is necessary.

A candidate forum has been set for 6 p.m. Nov. 17 in Middle Georgia State University’s Oak Hall Atrium, 100 University Parkway, Macon. The event is hosted by Middle Georgia State University, the Robins Regional Chamber and The Telegraph. Charles Richardson, editorial page editor at The Telegraph, will serve as moderator.

The Augusta Chronicle has really set the gold standard for news coverage of a SPLOST election, devoting an entire section to it, and writing new stories dailys. If you live there, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the issue and please go vote today – for or against, I don’t care. I just want to see the peach sticker on your Facebook and Twitter today. A poll suggests a majority favor the SPLOST in Augusta, but polls are often wrong – some pollsters more frequently than others – and it’s only people who show up whose preferences will count.Continue Reading..

2
Nov

Brandon Phillips named Georgia State Director for Donald J. Trump campaign

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Today Donald J. Trump is announcing the expansion of his campaign team to include state directors in Georgia, Ohio and Oklahoma. Brandon Phillips will serve as Trump campaign state director in Georgia, Rob Scott will serve as Trump campaign state director in Ohio, and Stephanie Milligan will serve as Trump campaign state director in Oklahoma.

Mr. Trump stated, “While other candidates are being forced to scale back on their staffs or consider dropping out of the race, we are assembling an extensive campaign team to harness the tremendous enthusiasm we are receiving from proud Americans across the country. I will secure our border, take care of our veterans, and bring jobs back from overseas. We will continue to grow our incredible team and share my vision to Make America Great Again!”Continue Reading..