Congratulations to Senator Nikema Williams for winning what is likely the smallest vote in Georgia’s history to send someone to congress. The Democratic Party of Georgia’s 44-member executive committee selected her as the replacement for the late John Lewis. Williams earned 37 votes. She will have to face a Republican, Angela Staton-King, but I don’t
I can’t add to the well-deserved paeans to Congressman Lewis but I can share a few memories that hopefully highlight him as a person. Even with the most charitable interpretation I can’t say that I was close to, or truly knew him. I did have several close experiences with Congressman Lewis over a 12-year period.
I will admit I’ve been pretty harsh on Senator Kelly Loeffler. Although, let’s be honest, she’s suffered from self-inflicted damage. And her latest stupid controversy is yet another example that qua Senator, Kelly Loeffler is the anti-Midas (everything she touches turns to s). Loeffler’s comments only make sense when taken into consideration that she fundamentally
Very rarely can Georgia, unquestionably the greatest state in the U.S., claim to be a legitimate world leader when compared to countries. Now we can. The New York Times crunched the numbers of the most confirmed new cases over the past week, adjusted for population size, and treats each U.S. state as if it were
I suppose it’s not really that much of a surprise if you live here but Georgia was moved into the toss-up category by The Cook Political Report. So sayeth the soothsayers: “Georgia has joined Arizona, North Carolina and Florida in the Toss Up column, although, at this point, Biden would be slightly favored to win at
During his “Wear a Mask” tour, Governor Kemp made it abundantly clear he lacks the desire to actually combat the spread of coronavirus. Side note: yesterday was yet another record-breaking day forCovid-19 in Georgia with 2,464 new cases . Our previous record was Monday with 2,016 cases. That broke the record set six days before.
Keisha Lance Bottoms was one of 11 mayors to sign a letter announcing the start of the Mayors for Guaranteed Income. Stockton, California mayor Michael D. Tubbs founded the coalition that launched on Monday. Announcing the group’s start. Mayor Tubbs grounded their work in the legacy of MLK and the civil unrest. But, what he
In Sunday’s New York Times we moved to a new stage of uncertainty about the Veepstakes, but it appears Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in the top tier of hopefuls. The paper said 13 women are being vetted by Joe Biden and he hopes to make a decision by August 1. It appears Mayor Bottoms’
In a brand-new poll shared with The National Journal‘s Hotline, Joe Biden leads President Trump and Rep. Doug Collins will maybe head to a runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (538 rating: B) for End Citizens United. In the presidential matchup it’s Biden’s 49% to Trump’s 45. The