David Perdue: Receives Endorsement From Georgia Life Alliance

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Perdue Receives Endorsement From Georgia Life Alliance

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, recently received the endorsement of the Georgia Life Alliance Committee, an affiliate of the Georgia Life Alliance and the National Right to Life Committee. Click here to watch Georgia Life Alliance’s endorsement video of David Perdue.

Welcoming the endorsement, David Perdue said, “I am grateful and humbled for the support of the Georgia Life Alliance, and the pro-life community in Georgia. Our nation must do more to protect innocent life, and I will work to represent those values in the United States Senate.”

Georgia Life Alliance Executive Director, Emily Matson, said, “There has never been a more critical time to elect women and men who value the sanctity of human life and will commit to protecting the right to life. As Georgians, we are confident there is a pro-life candidate whose position is clear – and that is David Perdue. (more…)

AG Sam Olens: Urges Congressional Support of Legislation to Prevent Online Sex Trafficking of Youth

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Attorney General Sam Olens Urges Congressional Support of Legislation to Prevent Online Sex Trafficking of Youth

Attorney General Olens has sent a letter urging members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, generating about $150 billion each year. Shockingly, there are numerous cases nationally of children being used in prostitution as young as 12. The FBI estimates that nearly 300,000 American youths are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

“As Attorney General, I have made fighting child sex trafficking a top priority,” said Attorney General Olens. “I was proud to work with the Georgia General Assembly to strengthen Georgia’s sex trafficking law so that the punishment fits the crime. Our law is now a national model. I urge Congress to pass this much needed legislation addressing this horrific crime, which robs our children of their dignity and innocence.”

In a letter signed by 53 attorneys general, Attorney General Olens is asking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their support of the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act (SAVE) Act (S. 2536), which would provide more oversight of websites that facilitate “adult services,” such as Backpage.com. (more…)

David Perdue: Highlights Obama’s Lack of Leadership On Ebola Response

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Perdue Highlights Obama’s Lack of Leadership On Ebola Response

The Obama Administration recently announced that they will continue to let people from Ebola-stricken countries travel to the United States through several airports along the eastern seaboard, including Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, commented:

“The Obama Administration’s lack of leadership on Ebola keeps Georgia at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis and puts Americans at risk. We have a commander in chief who has failed to take responsibility, and instead handpicked Michelle Nunn’s political advisor who has no medical experience to takeover. The Obama Administration’s latest attempt to put in place enhanced screenings changes nothing: Ebola is still a threat because there is no effective travel ban in place. I believe we need a clear, comprehensive plan to counter the spread of this dangerous disease and protect our citizens. (more…)

David Perdue: Obama Doubles Down On Push For Michelle Nunn, Who Will Support His Agenda In Washington

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Obama Doubles Down On Push For Michelle Nunn, Who Will Support His Agenda In Washington

President Obama recently made a “push for Nunn on Atlanta radio” because he knows she is critical to continue his agenda in the U.S. Senate.

He made this push after recently admitting that Democratic candidates like Michelle Nunn “are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.

Michelle Nunn has been funded by Barack Obama and Harry Reid and now they are doubling down on public support for her candidacy. This signals that she will be nothing more than a rubber stamp for their failed agenda in Washington.

“No matter what Michelle Nunn does to try and distance herself publicly from the president, she is directly tied to Obama’s failed agenda. She voted for him, donated to his campaigns, and supports his policies,” said Perdue spokesman Mark Bednar. (more…)

Black, nonwhite voters on the rise in Georgia, AJC analysis shows | www.myajc.com

A rising tide of African-Americans and other minorities has swelled voting rolls, shrinking whites’ share of Georgia’s electorate to historic lows.

The question now is whether they will show up at the polls, as Democrats challenge the state’s dominant Republicans in tight races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

Black voters in Georgia now make up more than 30 percent of the more than 5.1 million active voters in Georgia, according to a new analysis of the state’s registration database by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That’s almost 67,000 more black voters than were on the active rolls for the state’s previous midterm election in 2010, when voter interest historically dips because it is a nonpresidential election year.

It also comes as the number of Georgia voters overall has also increased from four years ago, when only half of the state’s active black voters cast ballots.

White voters, meanwhile, continued to decline to less than 58 percent — down from 61.6 percent in 2010. The percentage of active white voters in Georgia slipped under 60 percent for the first time in state history two years ago.

via Black, nonwhite voters on the rise in Georgia, AJC analysis shows | www.myajc.com.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for October 22, 2014

James Oglethorpe of Georgia signed a treaty with Florida’s Spanish government on October 22, 1736 that is commemorated each year with a very large cocktail party.

On October 22, 1832, the Cherokee Land Lottery began in which the Georgia state government gave away millions of acres of land in 160-acre and 40-acre parcels.

Governor John B. Gordon signed legislation changing the number of Georgia Supreme Court Justices from three to five on October 22, 1887

President Grover Cleveland arrived in Atlanta aboard the Southern Railway to tour the Cotton States and International Expo on October 22, 1895.

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Four-hundred thirty-three Atlantans were poisoned by bad moonshine on October 21, 1951.

President John F. Kennedy announced the American naval blockade of Cuba after spy planes photographed Soviet missiles on the island 90 miles off the coast of the United States.

The third and final debate between Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford was held on October 22, 1976 at Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Atlanta Braves won the first World Series baseball game played outside the United States on October 22, 1992, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 with pitcher John Smoltz starting for the Braves.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Democratic Race-Baiting

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The Georgia Democratic Party is engaged in vicious race-baiting in a divide and conquer strategy to drive African-American voters to the polls. The above photo originated, I believe, from an AJC scan, but has been traveling across the internet for 24 hours. (more…)

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for October 22, 2014

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42394 is a small female Terrier mix puppy who is a little scared but also friendly. She is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

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42398 is a sweet, medium-sized female Lab or Terrier mix who is friendly and playful, and has a big silly grin. She is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. Click here to see a video of her.

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42391 is a female Lab mix puppy who is friendly and playful. She is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

David Perdue: Blasts Nunn & Obama’s Political Ebola Czar

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Perdue Blasts Nunn & Obama’s Political Ebola Czar

The White House recently announced that on Wednesday, President Obama will appoint Washington lobbyist and former chief of staff to Vice President Biden, Ron Klain, as the “Ebola Czar.” Republican Senate candidate, David Perdue, released the following statement on this partisan appointment:

“The American people are concerned about Ebola, but President Obama is more concerned about doling out favors to his political allies. It is this sort of insider behavior that Georgians are fed up with in Washington, and it makes us less safe as a nation. Instead of selecting someone with a medical background and the right experience, the President hand-picked a partisan lobbyist serving as Michelle Nunn’s senior advisor. The fact that Michelle Nunn believes a partisan Washington lobbyist is the right choice for this position only further demonstrates her deference to the President’s judgment on such important issues. (more…)

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Calls on IRS to Take Decisive Action to Tackle Tax Refund Fraud

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Isakson Calls on IRS to Take Decisive Action to Tackle Tax Refund Fraud

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges Agency to Make Fraud Prevention Top Priority

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., this week joined a bipartisan group of 15 senators, including seven members of the Senate Finance Committee, in calling on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to update Congress on the agency’s efforts to prevent tax refund fraud using stolen identities.

“Tax fraud costs hardworking Americans billions of dollars and further undermines taxpayers’ confidence in our tax system,” said Isakson, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “Targeted action by the IRS to stop the flood of identity theft-related fraudulent refunds is critically important. I look forward to Commissioner Koskinen’s response on what steps are being taken to combat this serious problem.”

As Georgia ranks second highest in the country in the number of fraudulent tax refund claims, Isakson has continually pressed the IRS on the critical need to combat identity theft-related fraudulent refunds. Tax fraud puts innocent taxpayers at risk for audits, multiple layers of bureaucracy and refund delays averaging 18 months. (more…)