Author: edatlanta

Cory Booker Making Atlanta Whistle Stop Wednesday

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wasn’t content to let Andrew Yang have all of Georgia to himself. On Wednesday, Booker will make only his second stop nationally to discuss reproductive and voting rights at Paschal’s. From a press release: Cory will make the case for a new Voting Rights Act to defend against attacks on

Chris Erwin Wins! Again!

What is poetry? Is it forcing the state to conduct two extra elections, claiming less than a combined 100 votes were questionable and then spending who knows how much money on a legal fight for a third election leading to a three-thousand vote landslide defeat? Wordsworth might agree and what about now-former-Rep. Dan Gasaway? He’s

Abrams Says POTUS Campaign Her “Third” Choice

A continually-delayed decision from Stacey Abrams on running for President will continue it’s delay. Reports originally said she would decide in March. Then the first week of April. Here we are in the first week of April and we’re still waiting. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Abrams said her next campaign is

Senator Perdue’s First Challenger: Teresa Tomlinson

Former Mayor of Columbus Teresa Tomlinson says she’s running against David Perdue–if Stacey Abrams won’t. In an email sent early Friday morning, Tomlinson said she’s filed documents to start an exploratory committee. Democrats in our state owe a debt of gratitude to Stacey Abrams for taking on an entrenched power structure right here in Georgia.

Atlanta Archbishop Moving to D.C.

Wilton Daniel Gregory, who has lead the Archdiocese of Atlanta for 14 years, was officially named the seventh Archbishop of Washington D.C. this morning. His Excellency will be ordained May 21. In a message to the Atlanta faithful, Archbishop Gregory said: “In the fourteen years I have served as your Archbishop, it has been my

Jimmy Carter Makes History Today

At midnight on March 22, 2019, GeorgiaPol.com’s all-time favorite U.S. President from Georgia became the oldest living former president. Mr. Superlative President is now 94 years old and 174 days young. George H. W. Bush previously held the record. Here’s where things get weird: tomorrow President Carter may break his own record (but I haven’t

Biden/Abrams in 2020?

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign advisors are reportedly debating adding Stacey Abrams to the ticket…..as part of his official campaign announcement. A very speculative post from Axios’ Mike Allen says Biden’s position on Abrams couldn’t be discerned (that’s probably important to the process). But the report lays out several puzzle pieces that show why

Isakson Will “Whip” Trump Over McCain Smears

A.B. Stoddard at The Bulwark reports that later today, Senator Johnny Isakson will make good on his word that anyone who attacks the late Senator John McCain deserves “a whipping.” What makes it interesting is that said person is President Donald Trump. “I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves

Cong. Lewis Goes to the Oscars

Who knew Congressman John Lewis was such a cineaste? Atlanta’s celebrity-congressman will be one of the eight “recognized talents” to present the nominees in the Best Picture category. The Academy didn’t say which movies will be introduced by whom but I’m sure you can guess the one for Cong. Lewis. “Wow! What an honor! sniff