Author: Mike Hassinger

Gingrich, GOP Leaders Endorse Shigley

From a campaign press release: “Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Ken Shigley in his race for Georgia Court of Appeals judge, joining a chorus of support from conservative leader including Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, former Georgia GOP chair Sue Everhart and former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. “Ken Shigley is the best candidate

Republican Jay Florence posts big numbers in Georgia Insurance Commissioner Money Race

From a campaign press release: ATLANTA – Jay Florence,  a Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner filed his January 31 fundraising disclosure, showing he has $685,000 in total contributions. The campaign currently has $658,000 cash on hand. “The citizens of Georgia deserve an Insurance Commissioner that has the experience needed to serve our state and a

Obscure Atlanta TV Station Sends Clown To GA Senate

So there’s print journalism –a noble and wretched profession I once practiced -and then there’s tv news, which has been scientifically proven to kill brain cells and make you stupid. Other than weather reports, local tv news is informative in the same way that cigarettes are nutritious. So it’s almost unremarkable that Giovanna Drpic, a

Political Power Play on the PSC

Stan Wise, Chairman of Georgia’s Public Service Commission, is stepping down as of February. Resigning means the Governor will appoint somebody to fill the vacancy, and the AJC’s Political Insiders have taken special notice of the calendar: “The timing of Wise’ announcement is far from accidental. Qualifying for the May primaries is in March. Also,