Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 3, 2014

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.

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Bill Lee, who served forty-two years in the State House of Representatives, serving Clayton County, has died.

The representative from Forest Park had built up enough respect and prestige during his 42 years in the house that Speaker of the House Tom Murphy made him chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. In that position, he decided which legislation came to the House floor for a vote by the full body.

“Because he was the chairman of the Rules Committee, he was the second most powerful person in the House,” said former state Rep. Ron Dodson, who was Lee’s hand-picked successor in the legislative body.

Lee, who served in the House from 1956 until 1998, died Wednesday, according to his obituary which ran in Friday’s Clayton News Daily. He was 88.

FoxNews writes that the GOP appears poised for big wins nationally:

Republican Senate candidates are pulling away in the final days of key races, according to polls released this weekend.

Republicans are either leading in Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana or will likely win runoff elections, according to a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday.

In addition, the Republican nominee in Iowa, Joni Ernst, now has a 7-point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Bruce Braley, according to a Des Moines Register poll released Saturday.

Most polls have shown until now that the four races have essentially been deadlocked in the closing weeks.

The GOP needs to win a net total of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber, with essentially only the West Virginia and Montana contests apparently in hand.

National leadership of both major parties see this year’s elections breaking in favor of Republican candidates, according to the New York Times:

Republicans entered the final weekend before the midterm elections clearly holding the better hand to control the Senate and poised to add to their House majority. But a decidedly sour electorate and a sizable number of undecided voters added a measure of suspense.

The final drama surrounded the Senate, which has been a Democratic bulwark for President Obama since his party lost its House majority in 2010. Republicans need to gain six seats to seize the Senate, and officials in both parties believe there is a path for them to win at least that many.

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GA GOP Chairman: David Perdue Is Right For Georgia

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GAGOP CHAIRMAN: PERDUE IS RIGHT FOR GEORGIA

In the final debate before Election Day, conservative businessman David Perdue proved once again that he’s the right person to represent Georgia in the United States Senate. During the debate hosted by WSB-TV of Atlanta, Perdue highlighted his record of success in the private sector and his commitment to representing the state’s strong conservative values in Washington.
“Michelle Nunn isn’t fooling anyone,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett. “Her false commercials and lofty rhetoric can’t hide the fact that she’s President Obama’s handpicked candidate for the United States Senate.  If elected, she will serve as nothing more than a rubber stamp for the Obama and Reid failed agenda that is threatening Georgia’s future.

“Thankfully, Georgians have a clear choice at the ballot box on Tuesday.  David Perdue is a bold leader who will fundamentally reform the federal government and faithfully represent our values in Washington.  David has a proven record that we can trust and a vision for our country’s future that we can all embrace.  (more…)

Debate Recap: Georgians Excited For David Perdue To Lead Washington In A New Direction

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Debate Recap: Georgians Excited For David Perdue To Lead Washington In A New Direction

Today, after the final Senate debate hosted by WSB-TV, Perdue spokeswoman Megan Whittemore released the following statement:

“Today’s debate sealed the deal as far as how Tuesday’s election will go: Georgians will elect David Perdue to the United States Senate. The choice in this election is simple, and the candidates reaffirmed where their priorities are: Michelle Nunn wants to deceive Georgia voters in order to become Barack Obama’s Senator, while David Perdue spoke substantively about how he will be Georgia’s Senator.

“With so little time left in the campaign, one would think Michelle Nunn would want to clarify for voters where she actually stands on the issues that impact their lives. Instead, she again focused her time trying to tear David down with false, personal attacks. Nunn’s style of campaigning – and debating – is one of distraction and deception and it represents the behavior in Washington that Georgians are sick of. (more…)

David Perdue: What They Are Saying About The Final Senate Debate

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What They Are Saying About The Final Senate Debate

 

Today at the WSB-TV debate, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, showed why he is the right choice for Georgians who want a new direction in Washington. Here are some top tweets that recap the final debate:

@bluestein: Perdue tells Nunn not to run from Obama: “In the middle of the game, you can’t change the jersey just because your team is losing.” #GAsen

@Douglas_Collins: If there’s anything Michelle Nunn has “declared her independence” from, it’s Georgia common sense. #perduecountry

@realDonaldTrump: Strong debate by @Perduesenate. No question he won. We need more business leaders with bold vision to fix Washington. #GASen

@scottforga: Barack Obama makes it clear: a vote for Michelle Nunn is a vote to continue his policies. bit.ly/1rQlxKJ #gasen

@THEHermanCain: Remember: @Perduesenate created and saved thousands of American jobs.#GASen bit.ly/10d4WW0

@GOP: From #ObamaCare to raising taxes, @MichelleNunnGA is wrong for #Georgia.gop.cm/6011SP4Z #GAPol #GASen pic.twitter.com/yrDhz2nEC9

@asheinin@MichelleNunnGA asked why George H.W. Bush ad still running when he asked photo to be taken down. Nunn: Shows my bipartisanship. #gapol

@Douglas_Collins: As a veteran and someone who cares about veterans, I don’t “defer to the President’s judgment” regarding veterans’ issues.

@JohnnyIsakson@BarackObama makes it clear: a vote for Michelle Nunn is a vote to continue his failed policies. bit.ly/1rQlxKJ #GaSen

@gapundit: After the @wsbtv / @cspan debate victory for @Perduesenate - it is clear he has the#momentum going into the final stretch #gapol #gasen

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GA GOP: The Final Debate – You Can Engage Via Twitter

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This morning on WSB-TV, conservative businessman David Perdue will square off against President Barack Obama’s handpicked candidate for the U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn, in the final debate before Election Day.

The debate begins at 11AM (click HERE to watch online) and I encourage everyone to not only watch but to also use social media portals like Facebook and Twitter to spread David’s common sense, conservative message to Georgia voters around the state.

To engage on Twitter, simply use the following hashtags: #gagop, #gapol, and #gasen.  Also, make sure you are following (and retweeting) @GaRepublicans and @PerdueSenate. (more…)

Macon Telegraph: Endorses David Perdue

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Macon Telegraph Endorses David Perdue

Georgia Newspapers Endorse Perdue for U.S. Senate

With just two days to go until Election Day, it’s clear that David Perdue’s campaign has the momentum to win on November 4th. As he shares his vision for how we can achieve different results in Washington, his message is resonating with voters, and newspapers across the state are endorsing Perdue as the best choice for Georgians.

In case you missed it, The Macon Telegraph, The Savannah Morning News, The Augusta Chronicle, and Marietta Daily Journal announced their support for David Perdue for U.S. Senate. Georgians see that Perdue’s proven experience and vision make him the type of leader we need in Washington to put our country and economy on the right track, while Michelle Nunn will only work to advance the same failed policies of Barack Obama and Harry Reid.

Here’s just a look at what they’re saying about why David Perdue is the right choice for Georgia’s next U.S. Senator:

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Macon Telegraph: “Perdue touts his business experience in his stewardship of Reebok, Sara Lee and Dollar General. … Perdue clearly has something Washington, D.C., could use more of: business experience. … The board was as evenly divided as the opinion polls, but in the end, David Perdue is our selection for the U.S. Senate.” (“Editorial: Endorsements For Governor And U.S. Senate,” 11/2/14)

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Former Harris County Commissioner Charles Wyatt pleads guilty to – WRBL

HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. – Charles Wyatt, the Harris County commissioner accused of bribery and violation of office, has plead guilty, WRBL News 3′s Sarah Panko has confirmed.

The trial for Wyatt was scheduled to begin Monday but he instead plead guilty to both felony counts of bribery and violation of oath of office. He was subsequently sentenced to six months in the Harris County jail and 10 years of probations. He will also have to pay a $11,000 fine.

Wyatt’s requested to be classified under the First Offender Act, which would seal the record of his case from his public criminal history report after the successful completion of his sentence. The judge denied his request.

A replacement for Wyatt’s District 1 seat has not yet been named. Former probate judge Martha Chewning qualified to be in the ballot after Wyatt’s indictment, according to Harris County Commission Chairman J. Harry Lange. Chewning may be added to the November 4th election ballot.

via Former Harris County Commissioner Charles Wyatt pleads guilty to – WRBL.

Are you the new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS?

Last month, we revealed you the fact that the next Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS could ditch the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine in favor of a turbocharged engine. While there are several reports saying different things, today we received a photo that shows a possible scale model of the all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS.

As you can see the car shown in the photo features new front fenders fitted with air inlets as well as a fixed rear wing that underlines the power found under it.

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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Revealed In Scale Model Form?

Porsche was meant to reveal its new 911 GT3 RS this summer but decided to delay its arrival following the discovery of a fault with the 3.8-liter flat-six engine in the 911 GT3 that the 911 GT3 RS was to share, albeit in uprated form. The German automaker is yet to announce when we might finally see the covers come off, but has the car already been revealed… in scale model form?

This photo of a 911 scale model was posted on the website 4WheelsNews and may potentially depict the new 911 GT3 RS. The scale model is clearly based on the latest 991-series 911 GT3, but some unique elements suggest that it is actually representing the more extreme RS variant.

via 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Revealed In Scale Model Form?.