From a campaign press release: At the end of the latest disclosure period, former State Bar president Ken Shigley maintained a lead in funds reported in his race for an open seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The only other candidate is former Democratic nominee for attorney general, Ken Hodges. Shigley has raised a
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
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
Guest post from Merrie Soltis: Last week, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison -what will surely be a life sentence- for sexually abusing his patients. Nassar’s case has provoked nationwide outrage that a sexual predator was allowed to harm so many girls and young women for so long.
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,
Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, and Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin to review the indictment of Snellville Mayor Tom Witts in order to determine “…whether the indictment relates to and adversely affects the administration of the office of Mayor by Mr. Witts such that the rights
A tip of the hat to the GAGOP 10th District and the College Republicans at Georgia College and State University for putting on a very well-run forum. Aside from the unfortunate scheduling of a political event on game day, it went off without a hitch, and these things aren’t ever hitch-free without a lot of