Kemp: Updated Numbers Show Clear Victory

From a press release from Brian Kemp’s campaign: On Tuesday, Georgia counties reported their provisional and military/overseas ballot results to the Secretary of State’s office. Seven days after the November 6th election, businessman Brian Kemp’s lead without a runoff or recount remains clear and insurmountable. Even with lawsuits, publicity stunts, and television ads, Stacey Abrams

Ringgold is Wrong to Target Sex Offenders in New ‘Homelessness Ordinance”

The City of Ringgold in northwest Georgia has enacted an emergency ordinance to address sex offenders living under a bridge in the community. The council adopted an “urban camping” ordinance Monday night which, according to The Times Free Press, bans “tents, “other temporary structures,” clothes, sleeping bags, cookware or luggage from public property.” The ordinance

Georgia Ranks 8th In Parent Power Index For Education

The Center for Education Reform has released its “Parent Power Index”, ranking states according to options for family driven education options. Georgia ranks 8th in the nation, but still receives a grade of “C”. Georgia receives it’s highest marks for Transparency (95%) and teacher quality (82%). Lower marks are received for access to Charter Schools

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

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

Representative John Meadows — Rest In Peace

State Representative John Meadows passed away last night after a heroic fight against stomach cancer. He had a distinguished career of public service including serving in the Marine Corp, 13 years as the Mayor of Calhoun, 14 years as a state representative, and 8 years as the Chair of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee.

Five (Really 15) Big Things from the Midterm Elections

The following is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Fredrick Hicks, a political consultant and founder of the non-partisan firm HEG, LLC. He is a frequent television and radio commentator and his work has been published in numerous outlets. Fredrick can be found on social media @hicksreport. The midterm elections delivered on everything—drama, the