Tag Archives: Georgia

GEORGIA: Joe Lieberman’s Son Launches Senate Bid

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Matt Lieberman, an entrepreneur who is the son of former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, became the first Democrat to enter the race for retiring Republican Johnny Isakson’s seat on Thursday with a promise to be a voice for frustrated Georgians. “I’m running as a fed-up citizen of Georgia and for the fed-up citizens of Georgia,” he …

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GEORGIA: Disgraced Former Trump Cabinet Member Tom Price Seeks Governor’s Appointment To US Senate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Health Secretary Tom Price entered the sweepstakes to be Georgia’s next U.S. Senator by submitting his resume with Gov. Brian Kemp’s office for the soon-to-be-vacated seat held by Johnny Isakson. Price, a former six-term congressman, confirmed to the AJC that he applied, making him the latest high-profile figure to formally seek the spot. Other applicants …

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GEORGIA: Jon Ossoff Launches Bid For US Senate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that’s prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues. The Democrat told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he would “raise a grassroots army unlike any this state has ever seen” by expanding the network of …

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Prayer Vigil Held Outside Grocery Store After Cashier Told To Stop Asking Patrons If She Can Pray For Them

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: A prayer vigil was held Wednesday night for a woman who says she’s been asked to stop praying at work. Nearly 100 people showed up to support “Ms. Barbara,” who has been praying for customers for years at an Ingles store in Cartersville, where she works as a cashier. “We’re here to support Ms. Barbara. …

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Stacey Abrams Won’t Run For Isakson’s Senate Seat

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday ruled out running for Senate next year following news that Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) would retire. “Our thoughts are with Senator Isakson and his family. Leader Abrams’ focus will not change: she will lead voter protection efforts in key states across the country, and make sure Democrats are …

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GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson To Resign At End Of Year

Reuters reports: Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that he will resign at the end of 2019, citing health problems. Isakson, who was reelected to a third term in 2016, said in a statement that he has informed Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) of his decision, effective Dec. 31. “I am leaving a job I love because my health challenges …

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GEORGIA: Republican US House Candidate Withdraws After Identifying Himself As Proud “White Nationalist”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Chances are you haven’t heard of Donnie Bolena. He’s the owner of a small business, an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Sandy Springs, and a weightlifting fan. Until this weekend, Bolena was also a candidate for the Sixth District congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta. On Saturday, two days after identifying himself …

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Abrams Open To Being VP For Any 2020 Dem Nominee

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams made it official this week that she would not seek the presidency after months of speculation among Democrats, becoming one of the most prominent party leaders to pass on the 2020 race. But in an interview Tuesday night, she said she was open to being considered for the No. 2 spot by “any …

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Stacey Abrams To Battle Voter Suppression, No WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who captured national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, has decided not to run for president after publicly contemplating a bid for months, according to people familiar with her thinking. Ms. Abrams, a Democrat, will instead focus her efforts on preventing voter suppression with a new initiative …

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GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson Hospitalized After Fall

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was hospitalized after falling in his new D.C. apartment and suffering four fractured ribs late Tuesday. The Republican’s office said, one day later, that the 74-year-old senator is “in pain but resting and doing well.” “Senator Isakson looks forward to fully recovering and getting back to work for Georgians,” said spokesperson …

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GEORGIA: Joe Lieberman’s Son Mulls US Senate Bid

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson waited until May 1 to make her formal entry, delayed in part by Stacey Abrams’ deliberations about her future. Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry jumped in last week, promising to carry the progressive flag. But now we’re hearing of another potential contender who could further diversify the Democratic field. Matt Lieberman is …

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Armored Truck Spill Spawns Cash Grab On Interstate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Weird things have spilled on Atlanta interstates before — foam tomahawks, produce and a whole mess of livestock, to name a few — but no spill has been as lucrative as the one on I-285 Tuesday evening. An armored truck was driving in the westbound lanes near Ashford Dunwoody Road when a side door flew open, …

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Disney Threatens Georgia Boycott Over Abortion Ban

The New York Times reports: Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured television and film producers with generous tax …

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Georgia Christian Coalition Leader Surrenders To FBI On Charges Of Stealing $2 Million From Ex-Employer

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was accused today by a federal grand jury of stealing more than $2 million from his former employer. The 38-count indictment charges Beck, an ex-insurance lobbyist and long-time leader of the Georgia Christian Coalition, with fraud and money laundering in an elaborate scheme to defraud the Georgia Underwriting Association. With the …

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Surgery For Jimmy Carter After Breaking Hip In Fall

Via press release from the Carter Center: While leaving to go turkey hunting this morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. …

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Stacey Abrams: 2020 White House Bid Still Possible

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader who lost the contentious race for governor race last year, has not ruled out the possibility of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In an excerpt from a new interview for “Pod Save America,” Abrams simply replied “yes” when asked whether she would ever consider joining the already-crowded pool …

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Georgia City Councilman: Interracial Marriage Makes My Blood Boil, That’s Not How Christians Should Live

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The mayor of Hoschton, a nearly all-white community 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, allegedly withheld a job candidate from consideration for city administrator because he was black, an AJC investigation has found. According to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and interviews with city officials, Mayor Theresa Kenerly told a member of the City Council she …

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Stacey Abrams Bows Out On 2020 Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams said Tuesday that she won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 but left open the possibility she could launch a presidential campaign. The decision not to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue follows months of speculation about the Democrat’s next political step after her narrow loss in last year’s race for governor. …

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GEORGIA: State House Pastor Invocation Declares That In “Baptist Terms” 70% Of Georgians Will Burn In Hell

“The command is there: Do all in the name of Jesus Christ. People always ask me, ‘Why are there so many lost people in the state of Georgia?’ The statistics came out that there’s 70 percent of the people in the state of Georgia that are lost. That are lost. Seventy percent. There are over 10 million people in the …

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Stacey Abrams: 2020 WH Bid “Definitely On The Table”

CNN reports: Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year. Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she …

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