Author: Lawton Sack

Fair Fight to Run Super Bowl Ad

Democrat Stacey Abrams, first runner-up in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, and Republican Natalie Crawford, a Habersham County Commissioner, appear together in a new ad to be run during the Super Bowl. The ad will appear on TV in the Macon, Albany, Columbus, and Savannah markets. A digital campaign will run in the Atlanta and North

AG Carr Warns Hotels to Honor Reservations and Prices

From a press release: Attorney General Chris Carr is warning hotels that they need to honor existing reservations at the agreed-upon rates. “Consumers attending the Super Bowl or the surrounding events should be able to count on businesses to honor their contractual agreements,” says Carr. “Hotels and businesses that try to unfairly take advantage of

Statements on Short Term Government Funding

The following are some statements from the Georgia delegation that were issued after the announcement by President Donald Trump that an agreement has been struck to fully fund the federal government until February 15. Sen. David Perdue: “This bipartisan solution will reopen the government while border security negotiations continue. There is still a national security

Marqus Cole Announces for GA-7

Marqus Cole has announced he is running for the GA-7 congressional seat as a Democrat in 2020. The seat, currently held by Rep. Rob Woodall (R), has been categorized as a toss-up race by Larry Sabato. A press release from the campaign states about Cole: “Marqus Cole is a local attorney, former prosecutor, graduate of

Rep. Ferguson to Serve on House Ways and Means

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R, GA-3) was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means by the House Republican Steering Committee today. Ways and Means is the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives and has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures. The full House will confirm the appointment in

Democrat Adam Wynn Announces for 2020 GA-11 Race

Adam Wynn, a resident of Waleska, has announced that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 GA-11 Congressional election. GA-11 is currently represented by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican. Mr. Wynn’s announcement states that he “wants to be the first openly gay U.S. Representative from Georgia.” Mr. Wynn was previously a candidate for

Powell to Chair House Rules Committee

From a press release from the Georgia House of Representatives: Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has named State Representative Jay Powell (R-Camilla) as Chairman of the House Rules Committee. Arguably the most powerful committee in the House, the Rules Committee oversees the flow of legislation and determines what bills should be voted on the House

Rep. Buddy Carter Voted No on Farm Bill

Rep. Buddy Carter (R, GA-1) voted against the “Farm Bill,” officially the Agriculture Improvement Act, yesterday. Rep. Carter felt that the bill was not adequate in providing crop assistance to blueberry farmers in Georgia. Rep. Carter had spent months in negotiation this assistance for them. The bill passed despite his no vote. Rep. Carter: “I certainly