GA 11 – Bob Barr Congress: Endorsed By The Conservative Caucus PAC

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From Bob Barr Congress

The Conservative Caucus PAC Endorses Bob Barr for Congress
Bob Barr – A Proven Track Record for Conservatives

“The Conservative Caucus PAC is proud to endorse Bob Barr in the GOP Primary in Georgia’s 11th congressional district. We know Bob Barr to be a tested and trusted conservative leader. Conservatives trust Bob Barr because of his record of accomplishments in Congress. He has stared down the Clinton Administration and held them accountable and we know he will do the same to the Obama Administration and their liberal allies in Congress. It is important that conservatives in Georgia pick the conservative who will do more than just vote the right way; we need Bob Barr, because he, and he alone, has a proven track record of moving our conservative agenda forward,” stated Peter J. Thomas Chairman,The Conservative Caucus PAC.

“I am pleased to accept the endorsement from my friends at the Conservative Caucus PAC.  Since 1974 the Conservative Caucus has been mobilizing conservative strength at the state and Congressional district level and working alongside conservatives in Congress on important issues such as the Kemp-Roth tax cuts signed into law by President Reagan, Continue reading

Gov. Nathan Deal: Dasan Machineries Creates 150 Jobs In Gwinnett County

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Deal: Dasan Machineries creates 150 jobs in Gwinnett County

Korea-based defense manufacturer will invest $30 million in a manufacturing facility in Duluth

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Dasan Machineries, a Korea-based manufacturer, will locate to Gwinnett County, creating 150 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next three years.

“Our longstanding business relationship with Korea is evident when state-of-the-art companies such as Dasan Machineries choose Georgia when they expand in this country,” said Deal. “Dasan Machineries’ decision to move its first U.S. headquarters here is a testament to Georgia’s top-ranked workforce, interconnected highways and railway systems.”

The Duluth-based facility will be the company’s first headquarters in the United States. Continue reading

Karen Handel Senate: Rick Santorum – I Support Karen Handel For Senate

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From Karen Handel Senate:

Rick Santorum – I Support Karen Handel For Senate 

I am pleased to announce the Patriot Voices PAC’s endorsement of Karen Handel for U.S. Senate! I hope you will join me in supporting her and vote for her on election day, May 20.

Karen is a committed conservative who has an undisputed record of fighting for pro-life causes. Karen will fight to repeal Obamacare, cut spending, and stop the heavy-handedness of the Obama Administration that is killing job creation in this country.
Rick Santorum endorses Karen Handel

Karen was a fiscal hawk in county government, where she balanced the budget and cut wasteful spending. Continue reading

Gov. Nathan Deal: 285/400 Interchange Funding Plan

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From Governor Nathan Deal:

Deal, GDOT announce 285/400 interchange funding plan

Governor: Approved changes allow Georgia to advance construction phase for Perimeter project

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced a state commitment to fully fund improvements to the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange, a project of statewide significance. Deal and Georgia Department of Transportation board members approved the sale of $130 million in previously authorized bonds and the use of $81.5 million in accrued state motor fuel funds to accelerate the process of reconstructing the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange.

“We are currently utilizing all the tools that the state has available — accrued motor fuel revenues, authorized bonds, Georgia’s AAA bond rating and an improving schedule of debt payments — to facilitate major transportation projects,” said Deal. “This interchange is one of the most congested intersections in the United States, and the time has come to bring much needed relief to commuters and area businesses. Continue reading

GA 11 – Bob Barr Congress: Barr Opposes “Net Neutrality” Rule

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From Bob Barr Congress:

Barr Opposes “Net Neutrality” Rule

 Former Congressman Bob Barr (GA-7, 1995-2003), currently a candidate for Georgia’s 11th District, released the following statement opposing the new “Net Neutrality” Rule adopted today by the FCC:

“The Obama Administration’s multi-pronged attack on the free market  continues with the decision today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put forth formally as a proposed Rule the mis-named “Net Neutrality.”  The Net Neutrality Proposal is actually Orwellian Double Speak for a government mandate that would prohibit ISPs (Internet Service Providers) from offering service or different categories of service to users based on market forces.  Continue reading

VIDEO — Sen. Johnny Isakson: Presses Administration Official on Moving Forward with Savannah Harbor Project

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From Senator Johnny Isakson

Isakson Presses Administration Official on Moving Forward with Savannah Harbor Project

Questions HHS Nominee Who Played Key Role in Prohibiting Savannah Project from Moving Forward in March

For the second week in a row, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today continued to push for answers from the Obama administration on the next steps needed to put the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project back on track to begin construction this year following the administration’s failure in March to include the project in the president’s 2015 budget request.

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, Isakson questioned Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget who has been nominated by the President to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

He began his questioning by reiterating that he has “no more important responsibility as a member of the United States Senate” than to see that SHEP is funded and allowed to move forward. Continue reading

AUDIO – Karen Handel Senate: Erick Erickson Statewide Robocall

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From Karen Handel Senate:

IN STATEWIDE ROBOCALL, ERICK ERICKSON SAYS GEORGIANS SHOULD DECIDE U.S. SENATE RACE, NOT THE WASHINGTON ELITE

500,000 Republican primary voters across Georgia will receive the following robocall from Erick Erickson on the U.S. Senate race:

Hey, this is Erick Erickson. Sorry to bother you at home, but I really want to encourage you to vote for Karen Handel for the U.S. Senate.

The guys in Washington seem intent on making this a race between David Perdue and Jack Kingston. Continue reading

Randy Evans – The Evans Report: GOP Senate Primary – Anything Can Happen

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From Randy Evans: The Evans Report

GOP Senate primary: Anything can happen

Don’t believe the polls. Regardless of what anyone says, no one knows what will happen in the GOP senatorial primary on May 20. With five viable candidates, the race is really just about the top two slots for the runoff on July 22. Unlike most other political contests, there is no front-runner.

Not surprisingly, a variety of polls recently made the airwaves as the primary approaches. Having the benefit of a litany of polls, both public and private, the fact is that the two runoff spots remain completely up for grabs.

Over the course of the primary, there have been some mini-momentum shifts along the way. Congressman Paul Broun started early banking on capturing the Tea Party/Libertarian constituencies with hopes that national players come to Georgia on his behalf. It has not happened. Continue reading

GA 11- Tricia Pridemore Congress: Announces Coalition of Women Executives

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From Tricia Pridemore Congress:

Pridemore Announces Coalition of Women Executives 

Today Tricia Pridemore, Republican candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 11th district, announced a coalition of women business executives supporting her campaign.  The coalition is led by Tammy Cohen, President of InfoMart, and Angela Shipp of Cobb EMC.

Among the women executives supporting Pridemore include April Wright of 524 Creative, Diane Vaughan and Pam Younker of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Lee Alison Rable of Sapient, and many others.

“Tricia has exactly the kind of fresh, common sense perspective we need most in Washington right now,” said Vaughan.  Continue reading