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Rob Woodall: The next chairman of the House Budget Committee?

7:00 am Aug. 4, 2017

Insider’s note: This post first appeared on myAJC’s political blog. Check there for all things Georgia politics. 

WASHINGTON — If Capitol Hill is nothing but a constant game of musical chairs, then Georgia’s Rob Woodall might have just caught his lucky break.

Thanks to a game of political dominoes, the Lawrenceville Republican has a good shot at becoming the chairman of the House Budget Committee this fall.

Let us explain.

House Republicans tend

Is Georgia’s 7th District the next big battleground?

7:00 am Jul. 12, 2017

Jon Ossoff’s 4-point defeat in Georgia’s 6th District has Democrats optimistic they can compete for another conservative stronghold right next door: a Gwinnett-based district represented by a low-profile Republican who has coasted to easy

Georgia’s GOP congressmen vote in lockstep with Trump

12:11 pm Jul. 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Georgia’s Republican lawmakers in Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of Donald Trump’s legislative initiatives during the president’s first six months in office.

In fact, the state’s 10 GOP representatives and two Republican senators have voted in lockstep with the president’s positions an average of 98.8 percent of the time.

That’s according to a database compiled by the political analysis blog FiveThirtyEight. The outlet cross-referenced how every member of Congress voted on

GSU professor jumps into expanding 7th District race with health care message

4:00 pm Jul. 5, 2017

A Georgia State University professor is jumping into the rapidly expanding race for the state’s 7th District congressional seat, challenging Republican Rob Woodall with a health care-focused platform.

Policy Prof. Carolyn Bourdeaux, a first time candidate, said her father’s experience with swelling health care costs and frustration with the GOP’s fledging Obamacare replacement effort drove her to run for office.

The House and Senate replacement bills “will allow insurance companies to raise rates

With a wink toward Ossoff, Asian-American businessman challenges Woodall in 7th District

4:17 pm Jun. 7, 2017

Democrats have been salivating over the chance to mount a serious challenger against Republican Rob Woodall in Georgia’s rapidly diversifying 7th District. Could this be it?

David Kim, the Harvard-educated founder of a national test prep company and the son of Korean immigrants, announced his plans Wednesday to run for the House seat in 2018. He did it with a nod toward Democrat Jon Ossoff, another political novice whose out-of-nowhere