Category: Republicans

Secretary of State-Elect Brad Raffensperger Announces Transition Team

A press release was issued announcing Secretary of State-elect Brad Raffensperger’s transition team. Jordan Fuchs, former campaign manager for Secretary-elect Raffensperger, will be leading the charge as Transition Director. The following will be serving on the transition board (in alphabetical order) Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker Charles W. Buffington, Jr. Donna Sant Former Sandy Springs

Governor-Elect Brian Kemp Announces Floor Leaders, Director and Deputy Director of External Affairs

In a press release this morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his floor leaders in the Georgia General Assembly. In the State House: Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans) Rep. Terry Rogers (R-Clarksville) Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta) Rep. Dominic LaRicca (R-Douglas) In the State Senate: Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia) Sen. Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) Governor-elect Kemp also announced that

Brian Kemp Announces Transition Team

This morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his transition team. There are a few names of note including former HHS Secretary Tom Price, former Congressman Bob Barr, former GAGOP Chairman Alec Poitevint, and current PSC Commissioner Tricia Pridemore. Also, Virginia Galloway from the Faith and Freedom Coalition is on the policy committee…which may be a signal

Mike Dugan New GA Senate Majority Leader; Trey Kelley New House Whip; Other changes

As I prepped you this morning, the House and Senate GOP caucuses met today to choose new leadership. The House met this morning and maintained all eligible incumbents in current leadership posts, plus re-nominated Speaker David Ralston to continue (a position that is elected by the entire House). Trey Kelley will serve as the new

Legislative Coup or Hurricane Relief?

Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session.  I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday.  Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after

Sen. Isakson Voting Yes on Kavanaugh

From a press release sent a few minutes ago: “The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Chuck Grassley, did a remarkable job conducting the confirmation process to consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. After reviewing the proceedings, including more than 30 hours of testimony from Judge Kavanaugh,

Has Any Georgia Race Earned this Much Presidential Attention?

Listening to WABE this morning they mentioned three Presidents and a Vice President have all weighed in on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia. (Donald Trump and Mike Pence for Brian Kemp and Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama for Stacey Abrams who also was endorsed by Hillary Clinton). Which got me to thinking: has there