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Kennesaw State University opened in 1966 as Kennesaw Junior College, became Kennesaw College in 1976, Kennesaw State College in 1988 and Kennesaw State University in 1996. As of fall semester 2012, KSU was home to more than 24,000 students and 600 faculty.
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David Schwarz, a former staffer for Congressman Jack Kingston, is considering a run for Kingston’s seat and sent out the following:
“I am so excited for Jack Kingston, Libby, and the entire Kingston family. Congressman Kingston, who I had the honor of working with, would make an excellent U.S. Senator for Georgia.”
“I am humbled by the encouragement I have received to provide the next generation of conservative leadership needed to control Washington spending and provide innovative ideas to help businesses grow and create jobs. I am praying about that decision with my family and hope to come to a decision soon.”
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From Cobb County Republican Party
Cobb GOP Recognizes 61st Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer Marietta, Ga. – Each year since 1952, our nation has honored the values this country was founded upon by taking a day to thank God for his blessings, and ask for his sovereign hand in the future of our nation. This day is known as the National Day of Prayer. In 1988, the law enacting this day was amended by President Ronald Reagan to make the National Day of Prayer the first Thursday of every May.
Today, May 2nd, 2013, marks this important day. I hope you all will make plans to attend a National Day of Prayer service or event in your local area. We as members of the Cobb County Republican Party ask that all parties and elected officials at every level remember why prayer is important to us as Americans, and why taking a day to honor these values is of such great importance to the future success of The United States of America. …
We wish to thank the members of the Cobb Republican Delegation that hold the National Day of Prayer in high regard as they join with us in prayer for our nation today. We appreciate their commitment to always seek the wisdom and guidance of God Almighty in their decisions as they govern over the State of Georgia.
Joe Dendy Chairman
Cobb County Republican Party
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Governor Nathan Deal
This week, Engineered Floors announced that they will add 2,400 jobs and investing $450 Million in two plants in Whitfield and Murray Counties. “These jobs will go along way for the people in the northwest corner of Georgia. I think the carpet industry is seeing a revival and this sends a strong message to other manufacturers that Georgia is a good place to do business.” – Gov. Deal
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Great start to the campaign. Thanks everyone for the support! [staff]
We need a Senate that is responsive to the American people. We need a Senate that acts to make government more effective and accountable.
“There is new momentum to revamp Washington’s Groundhog Day-like budget process. The Senate’s recent vote to embrace a biennial budget… has significantly boosted the chances it could pass in this Congress.” —The Hill, “Momentum growing to revamp Washington’s ‘broken’ budget process,” March 30, 2013
According to a recent CNN poll*, as many as 67 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the president and Congress is currently handling the federal budget and the way the government raises and spends money. This figure does not come as a surprise—in fact, I’m surprised it isn’t higher. Washington has operated for several years without passing annual budgets and has appropriated through short-term continuing resolutions, which is Washington-speak for not doing our jobs. We continue to spend money through last-minute, haphazard deals and never do oversight or look for cost-benefit savings. As a result, we rack up trillion dollar deficits and don’t know where the money has been spent. Our nation’s debt is $16 trillion and rising.
That’s why in March of this year, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and I reintroduced bipartisan, commonsense legislation that would fundamentally reform Congress’ broken budgeting process. Our Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act would convert the annual spending process to a two-year budget cycle, forcing Congress to become better stewards of the taxpayers’ money by placing Congress on a two-year budget cycle with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs. Continue reading
May 1, 2013 ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY GOP LEADERS SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, CLEAR PADGETT’S NAME
(Athens, GA) – In response to Georgia GOP Chairman candidate BJ Van Gandy’s unfounded accusations and inferences regarding John Padgett’s role in incidents that occurred during the 2012 Athens-Clarke County Republican Party Convention, Clarke County GOP Chairman Matt Brewster and Precinct 5C Secretary Carter Kessler issued the following statements:
“Several unfortunate events took place during the 2012 Athens-Clarke County Republican Party Convention,” said Chairman Matt Brewster. “But since that time, it has become abundantly clear to me that instead of fighting and quarreling amongst ourselves, we should fight as one to defeat liberal candidates and causes in our county and beyond.” Continue reading
Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Graves
Congressmen Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Graves invite you to join them at an event they are hosting at the 2013 GAGOP State Convention – Red, White & Boots. Georgia’s own Kinchafoonee Cowboys will be performing live, Friday, May 17 at 8:30 pm at the Melting Point in Athens, just a short five minute walk from the Classic Center.
Delegates, alternates and friends of the GAGOP are invited, but tickets are limited. There is no charge to attend Red, White & Boots, so please click the red Attend Event button at the bottom of the email and reserve your complimentary ticket today.
Congressman Westmoreland and Graves are looking forward to seeing you all in Athens. And remember to bring your boots!
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