Category: Republicans

14th District Gets Another New Candidate For Congress

Republicans in Georgia’s 14th congressional will have another candidate to consider to succeed Congressman Tom Graves. Kyle Perkins announced his candidacy for Congress on Facebook today. In a letter posted on the Paulding Republican Women Facebook Group today, he mentions that he has been politically involved for a couple of years. The native Midwesterner and

New Entrant In GA-14; Lilburn Mayor Running For HD-108

The Gwinnett Daily Post is reporting that Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist will be resigning as mayor. Mayor Crist, who has served as mayor since 2012, will seek the Republican nomination for House District 108 and challenge State Representative Jasmine Clark (D-Lilburn). There is also a new entrant into Georgia’s 14th Congressional District race. Rome neurosurgeon

Party Switching in Gwinnett

Hey guys–remember party switching? It’s back! In Republican-to-Democrat form! Former Snellville City Councilman Roger Marmol told The Gwinnett Daily Post he was becoming a Democrat partly because of President Trump and how Republicans have treated minorities. In a statement to the GDP he said: “Most have embraced an agenda and policies that are more about

Revving Up The Speculation Machine in GA-14

Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) shocked the #gapol and #gagop community with his announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election. Georgia’s 14th district is very red and very pro-Trump, so there’s not much risk of a Democrat winning. Not to mention, Congressman Graves is a fairly popular congressman. So, yeah….it’s a bit bewildering. I’ve always appreciated

A Few Thoughts On The Reaction To Georgia’s Newest US Senator

First of all, congratulations to Georgia’s new junior US Senator Kelly Loeffler. Second of all, congratulations to Governor Brian Kemp for joining the #RINO club. Don’t worry, Mr. Governor, you’re in fine company. The cries of how Governor Kemp’s appointment of an alleged “#RINO” has ramped up before Thanksgiving. Him appointing an alleged #RINO makes

Georgia AG Chris Carr Will Help Lead The Republican Attorneys General Association In 2020

We received a press release from the Republican Attorneys General Association highlighting the achievement of a clean sweep for Republican Attorneys General in their respective races in 2019. It also highlights that Georgia’s own Attorney General Chris Carr will play a role as Vice Chairman of the RAGA in leading the organization into growing the

Shafer Elected To Head Republican Party At A Crossroads

This week’s Courier Herald column: Condolences to David Shafer. The Georgia Republican Party held its biennial convention for the election of state officers last weekend in Savannah.  Shafer, the former candidate for Lieutenant Governor and President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate prior to that, takes the helm of the party’s grassroots structure in advance