Category: Republicans

Jeffares “All In” For Quixotic Campaign

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

Governor Deal Appoints Brian Robinson To Georgia World Congress Center Board

Governor Nathan Deal announced today that he will be appointing his former deputy chief of staff of communications Brian Robinson to the board that oversees the Georgia World Congress Center.  You can read the announcement for yourself: Robinson is the owner of Robinson Republic, a communications consulting firm. He previously served as the deputy chief

A Few Thoughts on Selecting a New Republican National Committeeman

The Cherokee County Republican Party hosted a forum Saturday morning for the candidates running to succeed Randy Evans as Georgia Republican National Committeeman.  The Georgia Republican Party state committee will have at least three names to choose from: Melvin Everson, Jason Thompson, and Chris West.  My understanding is that both Jason and Chris were in

NARAL to Karen Handel: You’ve Gone “Too Far”

When does the debate on abortion begin? Probably not with tax bills. Certainly not with tax bills if you are NARAL, which took issue over Karen Handel’s “pushing” the new GOP tax bill*. In other words: NARAL views Handel’s seat as vulnerable and on that we agree. In a statement released ahead of Thursday’s vote

There’s Still Time For A Surprise Entrant Into GAGOP Gubernatorial Race

Kyle Wingfield penned an opinion piece Monday (warning: paywall) that pointed to an issue that Republicans don’t want to admit: the 2018 mid-terms will be a tough election.  The fact is that Democrats are galvanized by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s stinging loss in 2016.  They tried, and failed, to convince constituents of Georgia’s

Joseph Gullett To Seek Republican Nomination In HD-19

Former Paulding County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Gullett has tossed his hat into the ring to challenge incumbent Republican State Representative Paulette Rakestraw Braddock in Georgia House District 19.  Joseph has a video announcement of his candidacy: And a full presser: JOSEPH GULLETT ANNOUNCES FOR GEORGIA STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 19 “My obligation to the taxpayers

Current State Senator Blames Former State Senator For Seat Flip

It didn’t take long for one Republican gubernatorial candidate to blame his opponent for the Democratic gain in SD-6.  In a statement, State Senator Michael Williams (R-SD-27) laid blame squarely at the feet of his former colleague Senator Hunter Hill (R-SD-6), who resigned his seat to focus on his gubernatorial campaign: “Rather than following through