The Georgia General Assembly has begun with 39 business days left before candidates can start sending fundraising emails again. The trade off is that candidates who remain in their elective office have a platform and megaphone to generate “earned media” – essentially letting news media distribute their messages for them. Senator Michael Williams started this
There are reports that Speaker Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle are creating a subcommittee to re-evaluate how any claims of sexual harassment in the Georgia legislature are handled. As a starting point, the leadership should be commended for taking some action in this current climate when they could easily sit quiet and do nothing.
Sen. Rick Jeffares, riding the windfall of his major legislative accomplishments the…uh…we’ll get back to you on that… and presumably ready to reach a decision on how to avoid a massive conflict of interest as Lieutenant Governor is leaving the state senate so he can campaign full time for Lite Gov. Now, usually when you have
The AJC is reporting that state Sen. Rick Jeffares of McDonough has filed paperwork to run for lieutenant governor in 2018. He joins the Republican field, which already includes Senate Pro Tempore David Shafer of Duluth and state Rep. Geoff Duncan of Cumming. There wasn’t much chatter about Jeffares running for the position until very
The AJC’s Greg Bluestein reported earlier today that state Sen. Burt Jones (R) is not running for higher office in 2018. Instead it looks like he is staying on as the senator from the 25th district. Here is the Tweet: Georgia Sen. @burtjonesforga says he will NOT seek higher office. The ex-UGA football captain was seen
According to paperwork filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission yesterday, Senate Pro Temp David Shafer is in the race for Lieutenant Governor. It’s a logical step for Shafer who has been a power broker in the Capitol for years. You can view his registration information here…if you’re that kind of person.
And so it begins. GeorgiaPol has it on good authority that State Rep. Geoff Duncan (R-Cumming) is running for Lieutenant Governor in 2018. The baseball star-turned-lawmaker has apparently filed his papers with the secretary of state’s office and, if his Facebook page is any indication, he is rested up and ready to hit the campaign