Author: Lawton Sack

Special Session to Convene on Tuesday

A call was issued today by Gov. Nathan Deal to convene a special session for the Georgia General Assembly on Tuesday, November 13.  The special session will be limited to “providing emergency funding to state agencies and local governments following Hurricane Michael,” “ratifying Deal’s executive order dated July 30, 2018,” and “providing for general law

Sec. Kemp Submits Resignation to Gov. Deal

From a press release from Secretary of State’s office: On the morning of November 8, 2018, Secretary of State Brian Kemp tendered his resignation – effective at 11:59 AM – to Governor Nathan Deal. “We deeply appreciate Brian Kemp’s public service as Secretary of State. We will continue our work in this office on behalf

Secretary of State’s Office Issues Voting Tabulation Update

From the Secretary of State’s office in regards to last night’s election: “On November 6, 2018, a record number of Georgians cast their ballots in a mid-term election. Immediately after the polls closed, county election officials worked through the night to tabulate ballots. Today, Clarke, Fulton, Hall, and Gwinnett counties completed tabulation of their remaining

OP-Ed: Dr. Hal Scherz: Stacey Abrams Is Wrong on Health Care, Wrong for Georgia

The following opinion piece is from Hal Scherz, M.D., the chief of urology at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, vice president of finance at Georgia Urology, and board secretary at Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation. While we are thankful for the submission, we at GeorgiaPOL don’t care to be pressured publicly on social media to publish

Duncan Releases Final TV Ad for Lt. Gov. Campaign

Geoff Duncan, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Georgia, has released his final TV ad. The ad features his son, Ryder, describing his dad to voters. I think I did a pretty good job…..don't you? Hey, @GeoffDuncanGA can I get a raise on my allowance? — Ryder Duncan (@MrRyderDuncan) October 25, 2018

Bipartisan Poll Shows Handel Leading

A joint poll between Bold Blue Campaigns, a Democratic polling company, and JMC Analytics and Polling, a Republican polling firm, shows a lead by Rep. Karen Handel (49%) over Lucy McBath (45%), with 6% undecided, in the GA-6 congressional race. They also interviewed GA-6 voters on the Governor’s race with Kemp showing a lead over

Ipsos Poll Shows a Tie Between Kemp and Abrams

Ipsos, in partnership with the University of Virginia and Reuters, has released a poll today showing that Secretary of State Brian Kemp (47%) and Stacey Abrams (46%) are tied among likely voters in polling for the upcoming November 6 election. The poll was conducted from October 4-11 with a sample of 1,999 adults from Georgia,