Yesterday afternoon House Bill 930 was signed into law at the Georgia Capitol. Those in attendance waited silently and in the dark prior to the ceremony in the Capitol’s North Wing. A scene for The Walking Dead was being filmed on the 2nd floor. Make of that metaphor what you will, but it punctuated the
The NRA returned the Delta favor to Casey Cagle by endorsing his gubernatorial bid. In a statement from the campaign, Cagle said: “I’m a lifetime member of the NRA, and I’m proud of my unwavering record for the Second Amendment. Like the NRA, I believe the framers of the Constitution meant what they said when
Candidly, I’m not sure how Casey Cagle’s mind was racing to connect the dots on this one, but it appears he does. Our god-fearing Lieutenant Governor assumed the yeoman’s task of defending his anti-Delta campaign in an interview that aired today on WABE. Speaking to Denis O’Hayer, Cagle made a predictable push on Delta’s “discriminatory”
My plea is earnest, although my solutions are in jest – mostly. I’ve personally picked a candidate for the May 2018 Gubernatorial primary. It was an easy no brainer because unlike most voters, I had an opportunity to work with both women in their official capacity. I get to see how they lead teams, how
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.