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Cagle Would Campaign for ATL World Cup Hosting, Abrams and Kemp Have Reservations

GeorgiaPol likes to break hard news for our readers and we’re doing so here. I asked all three candidates for Governor the following questions: “The Unified bid won the right to stage the 2026 World Cup. As governor, would [s/he] back Atlanta’s effort to be one of the host cities? Does [s/he] have any plans

Biden Endorses Abrams

My very close friend Joey B. is now officially unofficially running for prez (or is it unofficially officially) having endorsed Stacey Abrams. In a statement released by the Abrams campaign this morning, the former Vice President said: Stacey Abrams is a bold leader who knows what it will take to get results for Georgians. She

Morning Reads for June 20

GSU Wide Receiver headlines All American Team list.  SCOGA says airport shops don’t need to pay ClayCo property taxes. SCOGA: HELP WANTED! (Even Irish Can Apply)  Buy Jimmy’s shoes for a good cause! While on the topic of Carter, he was able to get a physician in Plains for the first time in years. Cong.

Republican SoS Candidates Don’t Support Gambling/Boxing in Georgia

If the Republican Secretary of State hopefuls defeat John Barrow, there will be no heavyweight title fights in Georgia. One of the may facets of the SoS office, and unfortunately the most forgotten one, is that s/he is the boxing commissioner for the state of Georgia. Georgian boxing aficionados were intrigued by the Chris Christie

Gov. Barnes Endorses Stacey Abrams

If anyone thought there might be some lingering bitterness from the two Stacies primary that thought was put to rest this morning as Governor Roy Barnes endorsed Stacey Abrams. Barnes was an early and enthusiastic backer of the other Stacey–Ms. Evans. From an Abrams campaign press release, Barnes’ quote: “I understand first hand how vital

Morning Reads

Tomorrow, two juggernauts of world football collide: yes, the world truly awaits Russia vs. Saudi Arabia. Atlanta could host the 2026 World Cup! You still gonna pretend you’re holier-than-thou about soccer?  With my voice still gone, time for Jamie Dupree 2.0 How GA congresscritters reacted to the North Korea deal.  Valdosta mayor learnin’ kids how

The OFFICIAL World Cup Bracket

Pretending to not know anything about soccer rings less true than a Yellow Jacket’s belief that this year they’ll beat UGA. So get ready one and all for the *OFFICIAL* GAPol.Com World Cup Bracket! As always–prizes are involved for the winner. And, as always, every prize offered in each competition has gone unclaimed so…. yeah.

Cong. Ferguson Inadvertently Honors Nazi “Heroes”

In a since-deleted tweet, Congressman Ferguson’s social media team screwed up royally. (And likely lost at least one team member). Those are Nazi soldiers in Congressman @RepDrewFerguson's #DDay tweet. #GA03 — Shripal Shah (@shripal734) June 6, 2018 What’s also an indictment on the good congressman’s office is that in five-and-a-half hours since the

Morning Reads for June 6, 2018

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday so happy late birthday to her! “Less and Less” by Roger Miller  A reminder: Lake Lanier and other waterways may be unsafe for weeks to come thanks to the rain.  Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History?  John Lewis addresses the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award ceremony.

UPDATED — Abrams Leads Both Republicans in First General Election Poll

The Stacey Abrams campaign’s first internal poll has Abrams winning over both Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp. (The full memo is below) Her numbers are: 48-43 over Cagle and 49-40 over Kemp. Fred Yang with Hart Research, the Abrams’ campaign pollster, said the poll was conducted statewide with 601 likely voters last week. He said their