Category: 2018 Elections

Charles Walker: Black Democrats Should No-Show for Barrow?

I’m an Augustan by birth, and no matter where in the state, country, or world I may live, Augusta politics has always held a special place in my heart. That’s saying something, because at times, Augusta politicians can be horribly frustrating and demoralizing. We’re responsible for both Linda Schrenko and Charles Walker, for example. We’ll

“If He Were Here, I’d Say It To His Face.”

Yesterday, the Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted a debate between the candidates in the runoff for Secretary of State. Only John Barrow, the Democrat in the race, participated. Barrow wasted no time to take advantage of his opponent’s absence. “The last time we had this debate I think I beat my opponent up

Fair Fight to Host Press Conference on Federal Lawsuit to be Filed Tuesday

A group formed by former Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams is set to hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss the filing a federal lawsuit. Fair Fight, according to a press release, is “an operation that will pursue accountability in Georgia’s elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls.” The CEO

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