Audience Member: Is there any discussion or would you look forward to changing the way the debates are structured so that the media doesn’t have so much control over them? Like more like a pool system or something?
Randy Evans: We’re just going to take them over next time. To be honest, I’m just telling you.
This time, all I did, for those of you who are lawyers, is all I did was Marbury versus Madison, which was demonstrate that in fact we have the power to control them and the next time around we’re just going to take them.
And so, the short answer is, yeah that’s what we’ll do.
Well I don’t want to keep you here forever, so I’m going to leave you with one brain teaser that’s really occupying the leadership at the RNC and the congress and the senate and the campaigns.Continue Reading..
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointments of Mary Beth Priest and John Worcester to Superior Court judgeships within the Appalachian Judicial Circuit and Eric Norris to the Superior Court judgeship within the Western Judicial Circuit. He also announced the appointment of Tammi Long Hayward to the Clayton County State Court.
The vacancies within the Appalachian Judicial Circuit were created by the appointment of the Honorable Amanda Mercier to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the resignation of the Honorable Roger Bradley. The vacancy within the Western Judicial Circuit was created by the passage of House Bill 279 during the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The Clayton County State Court vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable Morris Braswell. The appointments will take effect upon swearing in.Continue Reading..
Randy Evans delivered the keynote address at the Seventh District Georgia Republican Party dinner last Friday night before taking the gavel on Saturday in the Sixth District. Randy first described the four scenarios delegates might face in Cleveland this year: a presumptive nominee, a brokered convention, a contested convention, and an open convention. Then he discusses the scheduling problems that might face organizers of the convention. Following is a partial transcript.
Randy Evans: Number one there is a brokered convention, there is an open convention, there is a contested convention and there’s a presumptive nominee. Those are the four possibilities that exist, they’re completely different possibilities.
A presumptive nominee will mean that one candidate has twelve hundred and thirty seven legally bound delegates before the convention gavel begins.
So that’s the only way that somebody locks up the nomination before the convention, and that’s the only way we avoid the other three options.
Option number two is that, let’s say at the end of, remember the California primary is June 7th. So, California comes and goes, we have a front runner who is, let’s say, one hundred and thirty seven delegates short, in other words they get to eleven hundred bound delegates, but short of twelve hundred thirty seven.
And that nominee goes over to another candidate, say John Kasich, and he says, “You know John, you’ve got a hundred and seventy two delegates and I’m a hundred and thirty seven delegates short, you’d make a great running mate. In fact, I think you’d be a great running mate.” And they agree that one will pick the other for the VP if the other one provides their delegates for to put them over the top, at twelve thirty seven.Continue Reading..
“This bill demonstrates for all time our nation’s ironclad commitment to Social Security. It assures the elderly that America will always keep the promises made in troubled times a half a century ago. It assures those who are still working that they, too, have a pact with the future. From this day forward, they have one pledge that they will get their fair share of benefits when they retire.”
On Friday night, Georgia’s Republican National Committeeman Randy Evans spoke to the Seventh District Georgia Republican Party dinner, discussing the four scenarios delegates might face in Cleveland this year: a presumptive nominee, a brokered convention, a contested convention, and an open convention. Then he discusses the scheduling problems that might face organizers of the convention.
I’ve published a partial transcript on the website for your reading enjoyment. It’s worth reading so that you understand what is meant by (1) presumptive nominee; (2) brokered convention; (3) contested convention; and (4) open convention. You’ll also understand why the members of the Republican National Committee may be moving things around on the convention schedule when they meet later this week in Hollywood, Florida.Continue Reading..
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Gainesville, GA., April 18, 2016 - Former US Congressman Jack Kingston today endorsed Doug Collins for Congress in the May 24th GOP Primary. Kingston served along side two of the candidates in this race in the US House of Representatives. He also volunteers his time serving as the Foundation Chairman for the Georgia Republican Party.
“Men like Doug Collins are a rare breed in Washington. What you see is what you get with Doug. He stands up for what he believes in and he represents common sense 9th district conservative values” said Jack Kingston. “Doug Collins has a servant’s heart and he effectively represents those who have entrusted him with this office.”
Jack added “Congress has very low approval ratings with the American people. Public servants like Doug Collins are shining stars of the right way to serve. Other members and those seeking elected office would do well to follow the good example he sets. Doug Collins is the 9th District, he will continue to make all of us proud and I’m standing with him in this election.”
“Jack Kingston served alongside me and my opponent from the 10th District while we were all in Congress. Jack calls it like he sees it and I greatly appreciate his support so that I can continue to serve Georgia’s 9th District. His fundraising for the Georgia Republican Party will help keep GA red and make sure that Hillary Clinton is defeated this November” said Doug Collins.
By 1775, tensions between the American colonies and the British government had approached the breaking point, especially in Massachusetts, where Patriot leaders formed a shadow revolutionary government and trained militias to prepare for armed conflict with the British troops occupying Boston. In the spring of 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, received instructions from Great Britain to seize all stores of weapons and gunpowder accessible to the American insurgents. On April 18, he ordered British troops to march against Concord and Lexington.
The Boston Patriots had been preparing for such a British military action for some time, and, upon learning of the British plan, Revere and Dawes set off across the Massachusetts countryside. They took separate routes in case one of them was captured….
About 5 a.m. on April 19, 700 British troops under Major John Pitcairn arrived at the town to find a 77-man-strong colonial militia under Captain John Parker waiting for them on Lexington’s common green. Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation, the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead and 10 others were wounded; only one British soldier was injured. The American Revolution had begun.
“Our goal is to create opportunities for autistic children to enjoy community activities in a safe, supportive space,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the museum’s executive director. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy a nostalgic pastime and create great memories with their family.”
Participation in this event is included with general admission to the museum, located at 2829 Cherokee St. NW in Kennesaw.
Georgia state Rep. Tom Taylor on Thursday said he will work to regain the trust of his constituents after being arrested for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
“I profoundly regret this mistake,” Taylor said in a statement to the AJC. “There’s no one to blame but me and I greatly appreciate the professionalism of the officers involved. This was my first run-in with the law in my life and it will also be my last.”
aylor vowed to “demonstrate my remorse not just in words but in my actions.” He said he’s dedicated his life to public service, from the Navy to Dunwoody City Council to the General Assembly.
“This offense falls far short of the standards expected of someone who holds a position of public trust, and I will work every day to restore that trust as I continue to serve the people of my district,” he said.
Update (7:15 p.m.): Catoosa County Republican Party Chair Denise Burns said that candidates seeking the House District 3 seat can fill out paperwork to qualify again. An official from the state party informed her that the GOP Executive Committee voted around 6 p.m. to re-open the qualifying process.
Interested candidates can fill out the necessary paperwork in Atlanta between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday.
The Republican Primary for a state representative seat is back to a one-person race.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office announced this afternoon that three of the four candidates running for the House District 3 seat in the May 24 Primary have been disqualified.
Why? Because the Georgia Republican Party failed to provide the election office with the proper paperwork on time. This leaves only Dewayne Hill, a former Catoosa County Commissioner, in the race.
The party re-opened qualifying for the seat April 6-7. Jeff Holcomb, Zach Hubbs and Jeremy Jones filled out their paperwork to run and began their campaigns. But today, the secretary of state’s office said the three men cannot run. Though the state party received their paperwork last week, they did not provide the state’s elections office with that information on time.
Under Georgia law, a secretary of state spokeswoman said, the Republican Party needed to turn in the information by noon Monday. They did not do so until 3:24 p.m.
“This is a very unfortunate situation for the candidates,” Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement. “However, I have a duty to uphold the integrity of elections in Georgia.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who oversees elections in Georgia, on Wednesday asked the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta to review a ruling that lowered the number of signatures required to petition to get on the ballot from tens of thousands to 7,500.
Kemp’s office said he filed the appeal both to uphold Georgia law and because the plaintiffs seek more than $200,000 in attorneys fees if the state loses the case.
The PSC-approved settlement of the merger includes a number of items to protect the ratepayers of Atlanta Gas Light Company and Georgia Power Company as well as consumers who receive natural gas from Commission certificated natural gas marketers in Georgia’s deregulated natural gas market.
“I believe this agreement contains safeguards for ratepayers and consumers while at the same time allowing this merger to move forward in accordance with Georgia law and Commission rules,” said PSC Chairman Chuck Eaton.
“The merger is good for the Georgia economy,” said Commissioner Tim Echols. “Had AGL Resources left our state with one of the other companies pursuing them, they would have taken many jobs with them. Keeping them in Georgia has a very positive impact.”
“I am proud to support this settlement that means stable rates for Georgia Power customers for the next three years,” said Commissioner Doug Everett. “All consumer protections remain in place to ensure that customers of both companies continue to receive reliable, safe and efficient service.”