Johnny Isakson sat down with The Marietta Daily Journal recently and reading between the lines, he appears to have a growing unease with U.S. President Donald Trump. The most telling exchange came when Isakson was asked about Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Quote Isakson (emphasis added): “That came out of left field. We
This week’s Courier Herald column: What are you going to believe? The facts, or what you know to be true? A bidding war seems to be breaking out among some of the Republican candidates for Governor with respect to who can cut state income taxes the most. Cutting taxes, is of course, a core mantra
Today, members of the Georgia Republican Party State Committee gathered in Warner Robbins to make a few decisions. Some of those decisions involved resolutions that were left upon the table from the state convention earlier this year. This was also the first meeting of the state committee where new GAGOP Chairman John Watson took the
C-SPAN aired a new member interview with Georgia’s newest Member of Congress, Congresswoman Karen Handel (R-GA-06). In the interview, Handel discusses her experience as a new member of Congress, her family, her district, and the special election. Click here to watch the video in the C-SPAN video library.
Senator David Shafer (R-Duluth) has been racking up endorsements for his bid for the Republican nod for Lieutenant Governor. Among those are current Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, former Congressman John Linder, The Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Senator Shafer is adding another name to that list: Bob Barr. The
Monday night at a dinner with select Senators, in his typical bombastic way, President Trump said they — presumably meaning Senate Republicans and not Republicans in general to include him — would look like “dopes,” and also “terrible” and “weak,” if they didn’t pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Almost simultaneously, two Senators not at the meeting,
The AJC’s James Salzer is reporting that long running rumors are true. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens won’t be seeking re-election. State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, a two-term incumbent and former state lawmaker, has decided against running for another term in 2018. Hudgens served in the state House and Senate from the Athens area, rising to