Category: 2018 Elections

Georgia GOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Abrams

The Georgia Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign alleging unlawful spending. The 21-page complaint filed Wednesday, the Georgia GOP claims “the campaign broke campaign finance laws by approving a $250,000 TV advertisement for an imaginary gubernatorial run-off. Stacey Abrams’ campaign is also illegally using funds to digitally

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

Legislative Coup or Hurricane Relief?

Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session.  I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday.  Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after

Where are the Candidates for Secretary of State?

In the midst of the ongoing election for Georgia’s Governor, there is an ironic and interesting silence from two very important people – former Congressman John Barrow and his opponent State Representative Brad Raffensperger.  The two men headed to a December 4th run-off election for Secretary of State. Considering how up in arms both Republicans

Dealing With The Aftermath

This week’s Courier Herald column: Last Tuesday we had statewide elections. Republicans held most statewide seats, with two contests, Secretary of State and the Public Service Commission Seat held by Chuck Eaton, headed to runoffs. There was some evidence of party realignment according to geography, with Republicans losing seats across the northern metro Atlanta but

Karen Handel Concedes GA-6 Race

The following statement has been released by Karen Handel: After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good thoughts and much prayer for the journey that lies ahead for her. While Tuesday’s loss

Provisional Ballots

Stacey Abrams’ campaign has not conceded.   Kemp’s camp says it’s over. Cody Hall from Brian Kemp’s campaign said, “Kemp’s margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory.”  He goes on to say, “it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force

Sign Duty

My-repost of this has become a weird election-eve tradition. Hadn’t even had time to think about it with the duties of the day, until pinged. It’s that time again, with a lot on the line for a lot of folks. A lot of time tonight to think about tomorrow. And, the day after tomorrow. The

It’s the Economy, Stupid

This week’s Courier Herald column: The year was 1992. The economy had stalled following the economic uncertainty that had surrounded the Gulf War and the after effects of the savings & loan crisis. A President that had received a 90% job approval rating just a year earlier was struggling to remain competitive in his bid