Georgia Politics, Campaigns & Elections for April 16, 2013


Georgia Politics, Campaigns & Elections for April 16, 2013

Arrangements for Lynn Breck

A Funeral Service Honoring the Life of Lynn Breck will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11AM at First Baptist Church Snellville, with Rev. Melvin Everson and Wayne Grothman officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 5PM until 9PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel

Sue Everhart, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, wrote:

Lynn Breck was a great Republican who gave thousands of hours for our cause.  She was a conservative to the core.  She will be missed by all of us who were blessed to have called her friend.

Elections Today

Camden County voters go to the polls today to elect a Probate Judge in the special election runoff.

 Robert “Bo” Sweat received 38 percent of the vote and Martin Turner finished with 20 percent.

In Hart County, polls will be open in a special election runoff for Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge.

Seven candidates originally ran for the seat March 19, which was left vacant when former Magistrate Judge Tony Wellborn died suddenly last fall.

After the votes were counted, local attorney Todd C. Townsend and local businessman Thomas J. Jordan came out on top.

Townsend received 880 votes or 24.31 percent of the vote, while Jordan received 815 votes or 22.51 percent.


Congressman Tom Price, who had been considered less likely to run for Senate in 2014, unveiled a $2.1 million warchest, having raised about $500k during the first quarter.

Jack Kingston’s quarter ended up $843k richer and he has about $1.75 million cash on hand.

Two interesting numbers, courtesy of the Associated Press:

Chambliss spent $15.7 million during his 2008 re-election year, and Sen. Johnny Isakson spent $7.5 million in winning a new term in 2010.

Jody Hice, a preacher and radio host, will run for Congress from the Tenth District.

“My life has been dedicated to serving people.  I care about families and their future.  I care deeply about the future of our nation.  Under President Obama we have weak leadership, bad decisions, wrong policies and absolutely the wrong vision for our country. America has taken the wrong road and it is time to change direction.”

“First and foremost we must stop the irresponsible spending by the politicians in Washington.   Georgians know that we cannot afford unrestrained spending, higher taxes, spiraling deficits and astronomical national debt.”

In 2010, Hice ran for the Seventh Congressional District, taking Rob Woodall to a runoff, which Woodall won by 56-44. Hice took a majority of votes in Walton County in the runoff election.

Walton County State Rep. Bruce Williamson took himself out of the Congressional race shortly after Hice announced.

“I felt called to run for the Georgia House of Representatives three years ago and my fellow Waltonians honored me with their trust. It has been a tremendous experience which I have taken very seriously. Serving on four great committees, with the additional honor of be being named Vice Chairman of the Banking committee, I’ve been entrusted with the ability to make a difference on proposed legislation, often most effectively by helping to identify and kill bad legislation. There is much to be done on the state level that can help reign in an “out of control” Federal Government. By enforcing our 10th amendment rights, a strong state is the best way to combat the terrible things coming out of DC.”

“What I love most about representing District 115 is my daily connection with constituents. I hear your concerns and can act on them. I will offer fast and effective constituent services when state bureaucracy frustrates you.”

“Walton County is a central hub of conservative principles, and Republican voters, for our congressional district. We will have a major say in determining who we send to Washington as our federal representative. She is also deserving of state representation engaged and focused on local issues, and this is where my heart currently rests.”


Former state Senator Seth Harp appears to be making veiled but sharp comments about a competitor for the Chairmanship of the Georgia Republican Party.

One of the most powerful aspects of the office of Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party is the ability to steer the dollars donated to the Party from hard working grassroots supporters and our business partners to vendors.

Millions of dollars are involved and there are winners and losers.

The integrity of the Party and our members are on the line.

  • As your next Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, I pledge to change the culture of contracts and the manner in which the state party awards contracts to any vendors, especially political consultants.
  • I will have a rule introduced at the first State Committee meeting which bans the State Chairman and all members of the State Executive Committee, their spouses and legal dependents, and their business partners, their spouses and legal dependents from, in any manner, benefiting financially from the Party while serving in office.
  • This will include – but not be limited to – having a business you, your family, your business partner, or their family submit a bid to be awarded any contract which involves a financial payout of money or other assets of the Georgia Republican party.

Four candidates are vying for the Chairmanship of the Eleventh District Georgia GOP.

Scott Johnson, former Chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party, Chairman of Republican Leadership for Georgia, and appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Deal.

From Cherokee County, Lori Pesta, Melinda Mock, who has previously chaired a Congressional District, and John Marinko are running.


Tonight – 7 PM Buckhead Young Republicans with State House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey at Taco Mac Lindbergh, 573 Main St NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-6252

7 PM Senator Judson Hill Town Hall Meeting, Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA,30066

7 PM GA Black GOP Council: Herman Cain Lessons of Life in Politics, King Chapel, Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive,Atlanta , GA, 30314

April 18th – 7:30 AM Georgia Republican Party Foundation Breakfast featuring Governor Nathan Deal, The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339
7:30 AM Fulton GOP Midtown Breakfast with Senator Josh McKoon, Empire State South, 999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309
6:30 PM 6th District GA GOP: Sue’s the One – A Tribute to Sue Everhart, The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339
7:00 PM Rome YR Meeting with Rhonda Wallace of Open Door Home, Mellow Mushroom, 238 Broad Street,Rome , GA, 30161
April 19th – 5:30 PM 9th District GOP Banquet with Governor Nathan Deal & GOP U.S. Senate Candidates, Lakeview Center of Dawson County, 2057 Dawson Forest Rd, Dawsonville, GA, 30534
6:00 PM Floyd GOP: 14th District GOP Pre-Convention Meet & Greet, Brewhouse Music & Grill, 325 Broad Street,Rome, GA, 30161
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6:30 PM Joint 2nd / 8th District GOP Banquet with Congressman Austin Scott & GA GOP State Chair Candidates, Byron Municipal Complex, 401 Main St. Byron, GA 31008
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