AJC: Rep. Woodall Not Seeking Re-Election

The AJC is reporting that Rep. Woodall (R, GA-7) will not be seeking re-election for a sixth term in 2020 due to political and personal issues, including the loss of his father. Larry Sabato had listed GA-7 as a toss-up race, and the 2018 race came down to less than 500 votes. The Democratic Party

Morning Reads – Thursday, February 7, 2019

Peaches Senate buzz for Abrams grows Murderville, GA Senator drops Cagle’s Law, says it’s not Cagle’s Law. Georgia Tech and Malaysia police join FBI to take down hackers Offshore drilling in the Georgia legislature Jimmy Carter Who’s afraid of socialism? Some Democrats Actually Liked What They Heard From Trump 1,809 illegal crossing attempts a day Democrats

Two Additional Statements from GA Delegation on State of the Union Address, Including a Democrat

Sandford Bishop (D, GA-2):  “The President spoke of bipartisanship, and I hope this sentiment is sincere. However, he must abandon his divisive rhetoric, and put action behind his words. In the next week, we must avoid another disastrous shutdown and keep the government open. I urge the President to support the efforts of the bipartisan, bicameral conference committee

Georgia House Overwhelmingly Votes To Name New Judicial Complex After Governor Nathan Deal

Earlier today, the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to name the new state judicial complex being built after former Governor Nathan Deal. Only two state representatives voted against House Resolution 1: Rep. Matt Gurtler (R-Tiger) and freshman Rep. Colton Moore (R-Trenton). First legislation passed in the Georgia House this session names the new judicial

Matt Barton Wins House Seat Held By The Late John Meadows

Most of the news is focused on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ rebuttal. Abrams’ speech has probably occupied most of the #gapol space tonight, but there was an election today to fill the seat held by the late Representative John Meadows. In today’s special election