Author: Holly Croft

Bobby Christine Confirmed as U.S. Attorney

Bobby Christine is the new U.S attorney for the Southern District of Georgia after being confirmed unanimously by the Senate Wednesday evening. Christine was serving as the Magistrate of Columbia County before being nominated to this position. Before that, he was a prosecutor in the Augusta District Attorney’s office. In 2012, Christine was appointed as

The 2017 State of the State Poll

The fourth annual State of the State poll from Georgia College’s Department of Government and Sociology was released yesterday afternoon. In the spring, 500 Georgians aged 18 and older took part in a survey with questions on a wide range of issues, including medical marijuana, casinos, Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and campus carry. A strong plurality

Middle Georgia Elections Roundup

Happy Election Day, everyone! Less than three hours now until the polls close! There are a slew of mayoral races, 3 SPLOST measures, and a decision to be made about the sale of distilled spirits on ballots in Middle Georgia. Two of the area’s larger towns have mild-mannered mayoral elections underway. Warner Robins’s contest is

Brian Kemp, Chris Carr, and a Records Management Perspective on that “Nothingburger” Server Wipe

Depending on what news source you read, you might believe that Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr abruptly quit Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s defense in the lawsuit both the SOS’s office and Kennesaw State University are facing over the security of Georgia’s election systems. In some stories, it sounded quite ominous, like Carr had dumped

The New Gilded Age?

One of my favorite offbeat stories to come out of the Beltway in the past month involved George W. Bush’s former assistant secretary of commerce, Bruce Mehlman, declaring this period the New Gilded Age. Mehlman produces quarterly reports for his clients at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas on the current climate, and this quarter, he

“Undecided” Leads the 2018 Republican Gubernatorial Primary Race

There’s a new Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll out this morning in the race for Georgia governor — at least on the Republican side. If Undecided is your candidate, you’re in luck. Second place is convincingly occupied by current Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle. As Greg Bluestein notes in his article over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the race amongst