- 5:00 am Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Greg Bluestein
It’s part of Nunn’s strategy of tacking toward the center even as the crowded field competing for the GOP nomination rush to the right. Notably, like Nunn’s first ad, the new 30-second spot doesn’t once mention that she’s a Democrat.
It’s not immediately clear how much money is behind the ad buy, though records show her campaign snapped up more than $70,000 [More]
- 9:00 am Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
On the GOP side of the U.S. Senate race, Karen Handel’s U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey was game, though. He said in an interview Thursday he was “absolutely” willing to disclose up to 10 years of his tax records. His campaign said they should be available next week.
“I’d be happy to do that,” he said, adding: “My tax returns for the last five, 10 years, if she wants to do 10 years I’d be glad to do that. I think people want to know and they deserve to know. I’m all for that.”
- 6:03 pm Friday, April 18th, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
WASHINGTON – The above started airing on Atlanta TV stations this morning courtesy of Citizens for a Working America PAC, which has put $500,000 behind the effort.
It’s the first direct televised attack on Rep. Jack Kingston, and it follows some of the similar themes of Ending Spending PAC’s hit on Rep. Phil Gingrey, including earmarks, the debt ceiling and, interestingly enough, Cash for Clunkers.
The South Carolina-based Citizens for a Working America started in 2010 attacking then-Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., and was going to be Michele Bachmann’s Super PAC in the 2012 presidential race before switching to Mitt [More]
- 10:06 am Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
Sure, they can do this in Atlanta. The question is whether it will fly in Cobb County. From Channel 2 Action News:
Here’s the quick recap from the Associated Press:
The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.
Under the team’s new policy, off-duty officers from jurisdictions that don’t include Turner Field will no longer be allowed to bring firearms into the stadium.
Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins tells WSB-TV that the policy change will make the ball games less safe, adding that “armed good guys stop armed bad guys.”
Jerry Henry, [More]
- 9:56 am Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
Five of seven GOP candidates gathered in Marietta on Tuesday evening in a forum sponsored by the all-powerful Cobb County Republican Women’s Club.
The two presumed frontrunners in the contest, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue, had other things to do.
The rest plowed ground that has become very familiar – with perhaps a single exception. One of the questioners, Anne Lewis, who is general counsel for the Georgia GOP, noted the recent 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision that lifted federal limits on the aggregate amounts that individuals could give to federal contests.
The limit on contributions per candidate remain, but [More]
- 9:42 am Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
Ending Spending Action Fund is drawingBut Ending Spending has reported nearly twice as much, $592,000, to hit Gingrey.
The group has reserved $1.3 million in airtime ahead of the primary, and we’ll see if the ratio continues to favor Gingrey attacks. Ending Spending has been less eager to talk about them, though.
The Nunn campaign, meanwhile, has found a [More]
- 9:30 am Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Greg Bluestein
Former congressman Bob Barr, now seeking a comeback in the race for Georgia’s 11th District congressional seat, raised eyebrows in January when A former federal prosecutor who helped lead impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, Barr said the Obama administration had acted illegally both in postponing mandates in the federal health care law, and through softening enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Here’s what Barr said on Jan. 23 to Alex Jones:
I think it really has come to that. It’s not something I like to say. When I left the House before, after we impeached Clinton, my hope was that we would never [More]
- 12:57 pm Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Jim Galloway
Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation as the federal government’s chief health care officer may have just handed a giant lever to supporters of the Port of Savannah expansion. First, the set-up from the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.
“Under Kathleen’s leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said in a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning. [More]
- 11:43 am Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Jim Galloway
Talk radio is weighing in on the Republican race for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
The campaign of Jack Kingston, the congressman from Savannah, is about to cut loose with an endorsement from Sean Hannity, the Fox News talk show host also heard daily on WSB Radio. The statement from Hannity:
“I have known Jack Kingston for 20 years. He’s a solid Ronald Reagan Republican and my choice in the Georgia Senate race. Jack will join the conservative coalition in the U.S. Senate.”
This comes a week after Sarah Palin endorsed one of Kingston’s rivals, Karen Handel. And we know that Eric Erickson — [More]
- 3:37 pm Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Daniel Malloy
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston joined his fellow Senate-seeking Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey in voting against Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget today, saying it does not balance the budget fast enough.
Kingston announced his fealty to the failed, more conservative Republican Study Committee budget that balances in four years rather than Ryan’s 10, and slashes $7.4 trillion from spending projections over the next decade vs. Ryan’s $5.1 trillion. Gingrey and Broun also backed the RSC budget. Here’s Kingston’s statement:
“America’s budget problems and massive debt are too dangerous to be put on a ‘to-do’ list by Congress [More]