Qualifying ended Friday at noon, and there were a few gems who qualified including:
- Derrick ‘TMOT’ Grayson for US Senate – Republican
- Mary Kay Bacallao for US Senate – Republican (you might remember her from the ‘14 State School Super race)
- Allan Levine for GA-14 – Republican (guy who qualifies for Congress in multiple states, so his campaign HQ will probably be the UPS Mailbox in Rome, GA that he listed on his site)
- Kevin ‘Bald Eagle’ Parker for State Senate District 19 – Republican
- Tom Owens for State Rep. District 79 – Republican (He’s back…)
- Vernon Jones for State Rep. District 91 – Democrat (Snuggles!)
Charlie Harper, Jon Richards, and Stefan Turkheimer took over the radio booth at WGST during Rich “Sully” Sullivan’s show on Friday to discuss the winding down of this year’s legislative session and the long week of Qualifying which ended when they took to the air at noon on Friday.
Here’s what happened this week.
Segment 1: Charlie, Jon, and Stefan discuss guns on campus and whether or not now is to revisit the debate since we are so late into the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly
Segment 2: Mike Griffin, Public Affairs Representative Georgia Baptist Mission Board, references Hitler. More RFRA talk. Stefan wants a list of dictators that people use in their rhetoric other than Hitler.
Segment 3: Randy calls in with a “question” that turns more into a filibuster. Charlie responds.
Segment 4: Discussion on this week’s qualifying. A lot of Republicans running in traditionally strong Democratic districts and vice versa. Also, most of Georgia’s Republican congressmen have at least one primary challenger…including Paul Broun coming back (again) to challenge Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09). State legislators who supported last year’s transportation tax reform are also seeing some challengers.
That’s it for this week’s edition of #RINO Radio Power Hour. Many thanks to Sully for letting us take to the air each week to bring you the best in Georgia politics for the week. You can tune into GeorgiaPol Radio each Friday during the noon hour on WGST 640AM in the Atlanta area or in your browser or iHeartRadio app anywhere on planet Earth with an Internet connection.