This week’s Courier Herald column: Let’s rip the Band-Aid off before we get into the details. On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as President of the United States. It doesn’t matter if you or I like it, nor if you voted for him or not. It makes no difference if you will
Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball holds the rating on Georgia’s Senate race between Senator David Perdue and Jon Ossoff as “leans Republican” noting a tight statewide race. Senator Perdue maintains the edge, with Sabato giving a nod to a possible runoff – viewed as a firewall for Perdue. In Georgia, Sen. David Perdue (R) is locked
Congratulations to Senator Nikema Williams for winning what is likely the smallest vote in Georgia’s history to send someone to congress. The Democratic Party of Georgia’s 44-member executive committee selected her as the replacement for the late John Lewis. Williams earned 37 votes. She will have to face a Republican, Angela Staton-King, but I don’t
Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins have released their quarterly fundraising numbers. Loeffler leads in cash on hand due loans to her campaign, while Collins took the lead for the quarter in overall contributions. Their press releases are as follows, in alphabetical order. Collins Blows Past Loeffler in Fundraising— “Raises $400k More Than Sitting
I suppose it’s not really that much of a surprise if you live here but Georgia was moved into the toss-up category by The Cook Political Report. So sayeth the soothsayers: “Georgia has joined Arizona, North Carolina and Florida in the Toss Up column, although, at this point, Biden would be slightly favored to win at
In a brand-new poll shared with The National Journal‘s Hotline, Joe Biden leads President Trump and Rep. Doug Collins will maybe head to a runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (538 rating: B) for End Citizens United. In the presidential matchup it’s Biden’s 49% to Trump’s 45. The
In 2018 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee supported Carolyn Bourdeaux with the organization’s Red to Blue program. On Thursday, the DCCC announced it would do so again. I suppose coming up less than 500 votes short the first time around makes for a compelling second-time campaign.
Congressman Doug Collins made a not-all-together incorrect statement that an Independent District Attorney should be appointed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. After being forced into a runoff, Atlanta DA Paul Howard chose to make political hay from Brooks’ death. The connection Collins draws with Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery seems a bit specious, however. In
A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.
Senator Kelly Loeffler wants “left-wing activists” to be deemed domestic terrorists. By whom? Well–that’s a good question. Any such move is likely unconstitutional to boot. Loeffler cosponsored S.Res.279, ostensibly targeting Antifa which is fine in theory but it’s not an organization. Even if you support Congress wanting to restrict citizens’ rights to free assembly, the