When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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Let’s just say Georgia Democrats have enough in their bank account to buy more than a few Hyundais.
After months of hovering near insolvency – including a stretch where the party could hardly buy a new Elantra – the Dems reported Thursday in a state filing that the party raised more than $275,000 during the last half of 2013 and now has roughly $190,000 cash on hand. The federal reports due later this month will show the party has more than $200,000 in its coffers.
The Dems just hired a new executive director and are trying to corral support behind Senate candidate Michelle Nunn and gov contender Jason Carter. Republicans still hold an impressive fundraising advantage – the GOP reported $508,000 on hand in their latest federal filing – but Porter said “unprecedented enthusiasm” will help narrow the gap.
“I set an ambitious goal for the Party. Now, voters are excited about our candidates, we’re growing our staff, we’re expanding our sustaining small donor program every day, and this is just the beginning of greater things to come.”