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PHOTOS – On The Georgia Campaign Trail 3 November, 2014

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Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » The Crystal Ball’s Final 2014 Picks

U.S. Senate

We’ve been calling Georgia and Louisiana “Toss-up/Leans Runoff” in recent weeks because we expected both to eventually go to runoffs. Louisiana will, and Georgia might, but we now believe Republicans are favored to eventually win both. So we’re just going to call both LEANS REPUBLICAN going into Election Day: If both do in fact go to runoffs, then the Leans GOP ratings will apply, at least initially, to the overtime contests.

Governor

In Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal (R) seems more likely than state Sen. Jason Carter (D) to win on Election Day, though the race may well end up going to a Dec. 2 runoff. But even if it does, Deal will have a slight edge going into that second election. The incumbent is now favored to win, whether it’s tomorrow or December. LEANS REPUBLICAN

via Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » The Crystal Ball’s Final 2014 Picks.

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Nov

New polls show GOP lead for Senate, gubernatorial races | www.wsbtv.com

ATLANTA — Republican candidates for governor and Senate in Georgia slightly widened their lead in a final poll conducted by Landmark Communications and WSB-TV.

The statewide poll of 1,500 likely Georgia voters released Monday shows both Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate candidate David Perdue may have enough votes to avoid a runoff in their respective races.

Deal leads Democrat Jason Carter by a margin of 50.8 percent to 44.5 percent in the poll. Libertarian candidate Andrew Hunt has fallen to 2.5 percent.

Perdue is just short of the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff in the U.S. Senate race. The poll shows Perdue leading Democrat Michelle Nunn by 49.8 percent to 45.6 percent.

Landmark Communications conducted the poll on Sunday evening following the U.S. Senate debate on Channel 2.

Georgia has emerged as a major battleground in the national fight for control of the Senate. The possibility of a runoff looms with polls still suggesting a tight race and Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford also on the ballot.

via New polls show GOP lead for Senate, gubernatorial races | www.wsbtv.com.

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Nov

Speaker David Ralston: Georgia Faces An Important Election Tuesday

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via Facebook Speaker David Ralston

Georgia Faces An Important Election Tuesday

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Georgia faces an important election Tuesday. I strongly encourage voters to go to the polls tomorrow so their voices will be heard.

The re-election of Governor Nathan Deal is critical to our state’s future. It is also important that we send David Perdue to the U.S. Senate.

I spent last week again traveling all across the state on behalf of great candidates for the Georgia House such as Mike Cheokas, Gerald Greene, Darlene Taylor, John Corbett, Amy Carter, Jason Shaw, Dominic LaRiccia, Bill Werkeiser, and Chad Nimmer. These are all outstanding leaders who deserve our support. It was great to visit in their communities and meet so many fine Georgians.

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Nov

LG Casey Cagle: An Honor

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From LG Casey Cagle 

Georgia Politics Republican Lt Gov Casey Cagle

An Honor

 Friends,


Election day is almost here. I am sure you are just as excited as I am that the election will soon be over. I need your support once again in this year’s election. I have tried to remain positive in this cycle and if you missed my last positive ad you can view it here ->http://caseycagle.com/education/

There is much more to elections than ads though. It’s about who will be your next leader for Georgia. It’s about leaders who will lead this state to success. In my view, leaders are servants who represent your values and ideas on your behalf.

I would be honored to continue to be your voice in Atlanta. We have faced some tough times together but Georgia is turning the corner. As we grow our way out of this recession, I am committed to keeping a balanced budget without raising taxes and focusing government to efficiently accomplish the core functions we need without expanding and intruding on our personal freedoms.

Ensuring that every child has a quality education system preparing them to compete in a 21st Century economy is a goal that has captured my heart. That is why I have created the college and career academy network and have fought to fund 29 academies in Georgia. By embracing innovative solutions in education we can transform the way we equip our students to compete in the 21st Century global economy and lead them on a path to success and good paying jobs.

It is an incredible honor to serve as your Lieutenant Governor. Being raised by a single mother and seeing the sacrifices she made has inspired me to make the most of the opportunities the people of Georgia have entrusted me with. Working together, we can ensure that our children and grandchildren get to experience the same American dream that you and I have been blessed to receive.Continue Reading..

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Rep. Rob Woodall: Let Your Voice Be Heard

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From Congressman Rob Woodall

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Tuesday is Election Day

My goal with the District Connection is to connect what is happening in Congress with what is happening right here at home, and to take what is happening here at home and apply it in Congress.  This week, more than any other during the year, it is easy to connect the dots.  Tomorrow is Election Day in the State of Georgia. If you aren’t one of the record number of Georgians who have taken advantage of the early voting opportunities in our state during this midterm election, I hope you’ll take a few minutes tomorrow to visit your polling place and cast your vote on Tuesday. Not only are Georgia’s local and state races important, but the balance of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs.  It’s essential that Georgians take their right to vote seriously and make their voices heard.

India had more than two-thirds of its eligible voters turnout for parliamentary elections earlier this year.  That’s more than 500 million voters and the largest display of democracy that the planet has ever seen.  With a total population of less than 320 million, America won’t break India’s record of individuals participating, but we should set our sights on exceeding its percentage turnout.  As you’ve heard me say before, America isn’t run by 51% of Americans; it’s run by the 51% who care enough to show up.  That’s us right here in Georgia! Continue Reading..

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Several New Polls Show David Perdue Pulling Away

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Several New Polls Show David Perdue Pulling Away

Four new polls show that Georgians are excited to elect David Perdue to the U.S. Senate on November 4th because his message of bringing a new direction to Washington is resonating with voters across the state. Below is a snapshot of the most recent polls showing Perdue surging ahead:

Commenting on the latest poll results, Perdue spokesman Mark Bednar said: “The momentum and support for David Perdue continues to grow in the final days of the campaign. Several of the latest polls confirm what we’ve known all along: Georgians want a new direction in Washington and are ready to send David Perdue to the United States Senate. Continue Reading..

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Unisys To Create Up to 700 Jobs in Richmond County

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From Governor Nathan Deal

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Deal: Unisys to create up to 700 jobs in Richmond County

Global Fortune 1000 information technology company to locate service center in Augusta

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta, creating up to 700 jobs over the next five years.

“With our top-ranked business climate and highly skilled workforce, more global technology companies such as this one are choosing to call Georgia home,” said Deal. “Our state will be able to provide Unisys with the support it needs to remain competitive in the marketplace and, in turn, this company will provide our citizens with high-quality, good-paying jobs. Georgia’s technology sector is thriving, and I’m confident that we have all the necessary resources for Unisys to successfully serve its customers around the world.”

Unisys will initially use the center to provide services to the U.S. Army, which recently selected Unisys for the Army Enterprise Service Desk, a single point of contact for Army personnel who need help desk or other end user IT support services. The company expects to hire approximately 250 employees within the first year and will work with the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence to recruit IT professionals, including Georgia veterans, for the center. Unisys expects that it will also serve commercial clients through the new facility.

Unisys is seeking to occupy a 60,000-square-foot plus facility in Augusta and is currently finalizing the precise location.Continue Reading..

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Georgia ranked No. 1 state in U.S. for business

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From Governor Nathan Deal

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Governor Nathan Deal: Georgia ranked No. 1 state in U.S. for business

Site Selection names Georgia’s business climate ‘best in the nation’ for a second consecutive year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications.

“Making Georgia the best state in the nation to do business was a strategic goal I set on day one of my administration,” said Deal. “This time last year, when Site Selection named our state No.1, I vowed that I would work to keep us in that top spot, and that is exactly what we’ve done. Georgia’s business climate has topped that charts multiple times now, and people are taking notice. Not only are more businesses expanding or relocating here, but more people are moving to our state to take advantage of the new job and investment opportunities being created. Receiving this ranking for the second year in a row confirms that what we’re doing here in our state is in fact working.”

The magazine releases its annual rankings each November. Fifty percent of the annual business climate rankings are determined by a survey of corporate site selectors. The other 50 percent is based on an index of seven criteria: performance in Site Selection’s annual Competitiveness ranking; total New Plant Database compliant facilities in 2013; total new facilities in 2013 per capita; total 2014 new projects year to date; total 2014 projects year to date per capita; state tax burdens on mature firms and on new firms according to the Tax Foundation and KPMG Location Matters analysis.Continue Reading..

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Nov

VIDEO – Joni US Senate: Squeal

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From Joni Ernst US Senate