Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Speaker Newt Gingrich Endorses John Colbert for Congress

/PRNewswire/ -- Congressional candidate John Colbert (R-29) today received the endorsement of House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

"I am pleased to enthusiastically endorse John Colbert to represent Californians in Congress. John is a free-market champion who understands and supports small business and the jobs they create," said Gingrich. "John Colbert's entrepreneurial experience is exactly what is needed on Capitol Hill right now," added Gingrich.

"John's presence in Congress will provide the common sense, innovative leadership and guidance needed to create jobs, reduce spending and cut taxes in order to promote the level of economic growth Americans are seeking," Gingrich concluded.

"Taking a business from a handful of employees to a multi-national, public company takes ingenuity, commitment and sound fiscal discipline," said Colbert. "I look forward to working equally hard in Congress putting forward real solutions for getting Americans back to work; incentivizing success and achievement, and cutting the red tape that is strangling small businesses and the entrepreneurs of tomorrow."

Colbert served in the United States Army where he received a meritorious service award. As a hard-charging LA County Sheriff Department Investigator, he worked complex white-collar crimes and established one of the world's first computer forensic crime labs. His Pasadena-based Guidance Software, Inc. specialized in putting the world's worst criminals behind bars, including well-known terrorists, child sexual criminals, corporate espionage and hacking attacks.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

More on Angle vs Reid (via Political Wire)

Reid Takes Lead in Nevada

A new Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason Dixon poll in Nevada shows Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has opened a strong lead over challenger Sharron Angle (R), 44% to 37%, "after pummeling her in a ubiquitous TV and radio ad campaign that portrays the Tea Party favorite as 'too extreme.""

Said pollster Brad Coker: "He's had five perfect weeks. The race has been all about her, and he's been doing a good job of pounding her."

This is the best Reid has done against Angle this year in a series of Mason-Dixon polls. Previously, the two had been locked in a statistical dead heat with Angle finishing just ahead of Reid in February, 44% to 42%, and in June, 44% to 41%, and Reid finishing just ahead of Angle in May, 42% to 39%.

These results also track another recent poll of the race.

Tea Party Express re: Angle vs Reid

A new poll shows Harry Reid taking a 7% lead over Sharron Angle (44%-37%) according to a new Las Vegas Review Journal/Mason-Dixon poll. This follows millions of dollars in advertising Reid has aired attacking Sharron Angle and calling her an "extremist" because of her conservative views.

The good news? These changing poll numbers have taken place BEFORE we here at the Tea Party Express have gone up on the airwaves. In fact, it was because of bad polling data that we realized we needed to actually raise MUCH MORE money before we could go up on the airwaves and fight back - if we were going to defeat Reid.

As you know, we here at the Tea Party Express asked for 100+ Americans to donate $500 or more to our campaign supporting Sharron Angle and opposing Harry Reid. So far 52 people have responded. We still need 48 more people to answer our call for help!

If you can help us by making a contribution of $500 or more to this effort then PLEASE make a contribution online right now - CLICK HERE to DONATE.

As we said, Barack Obama has been able to raise millions of dollars from labor unions and left-wing groups for Harry Reid. We urgently need your help to fight back.
Even if you can't afford to contribute $500 or more, but can only afford a contribution of $25 or $50 it will still help us get on the airwaves with our pro-Angle TV ads.

To make a contribution to this campaign - CLICK HERE.

As always, if you prefer, you can mail in a contribution to our headquarters:
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Op-ed from Gary Black on the Importance of Food Safety in Georgia

Americans tend to take for granted that the food we buy at the supermarket, farmer's markets, and even roadside produce stands is safe. Unfortunately, there will be an occasional problem or recall but we quickly move past these and back into our default mode of trust and complacency. We assume somebody is keeping an eye on things. Well, somebody is, and in Georgia, that falls to the state Department of Agriculture which I am running to lead as Agriculture Commissioner.

Although we live in a time of political attacks, negative TV ads, and sound bites, I think it is important to talk about the real issues that will face those of us running for office should we be honored by the voters with their confidence. I think we owe you a plan of action as a part of our continuing job interview and that is exactly what I am going to provide over the coming weeks -- starting today with food safety.

Food safety is a core mission of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and it must be pursued with diligence and fiscal discipline. I want to provide fresh, but experienced leadership in this arena.

It all starts with our Food safety inspectors who are the "boots on the ground" professionals whose seal of approval impacts public health, consumer confidence and the agricultural marketplace. We need to establish a positive, goal-oriented workplace accompanied by a system to measure results. I will inspire, motivate, and hold all inspectors accountable in a manner that will be best serve the consumers and farmers of Georgia.

We must enforce all food safety laws with science-based, common-sense standards for all and prejudice towards none. I will ensure that Department inspectors have the equipment and support to perform their duties effectively. We also need to ensure that each food safety inspection is thorough and conducted in a professional manner.

We also need to put in place better, more modern plans to provide back-up in emergency situations like a food-borne illness outbreak, natural disaster or homeland security threat.

Georgia is the Ninth largest state in the country and its largest industry is agriculture. To meet the challenges this presents, our inspectors need to be the best trained and educated in the country. We need to establish timelines for inspectors to complete continuing education through the International Food Protection Training Institute and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). I have a plan to underwrite this training without cost to the Georgia taxpayer and will give preference to in-state training whenever possible.

We must also establish a professional certification program for Georgia's food safety inspectors. Educational and service incentives will help retain the best employees, a move that in the long run will improve performance and be more cost-effective.

To improve our value to taxpayers, we need to utilize cost-effective new media and web-based technologies to improve consumer education on a wide array of topics including safe food handling practices and food recalls. We can also use these technologies in cooperation with producer and consumer groups to provide more online guidance on promoting locally produced food and the seasonal availability of Georgia products.

Consumer confidence is a key to the health of our agricultural economy, and it starts with a strong plan for improving food safety.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Karen Handel Responds to Georgia Right To Life False Attack

"Barren" Woman Comment Insulting to Women Everywhere Group Issues Made-Up Quote, Lists Other Candidates as Supporting Ban On In-Vitro Fertilization

Former Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel responded today to a Georgia Right to Life attack on her pro-life position in which the group fabricated a quote to support their decision not to endorse her and even called her a "barren" woman.

The group claims that Karen told them that she "does not believe that an embryonic human is a child." That is false. In fact, Karen does believe that an embryonic human is a child. Further, no one ever asked Karen this question, and if they had, they would know this.

GRTL's real problem with Karen is twofold: First, they disagree with her stance regarding exceptions to an abortion ban in cases of rape and incest. Secondly, Karen opposes the group's push to ban in-vitro fertilization, which has helped so many couples realize their dream of having children. The group has proposed legislation to virtually eliminate in-vitro. In a meeting with Karen, the group's leadership told her directly that fertility treatments are immoral and that their goal is to completely ban the procedure.

Dan Becker, the President of Georgia Right to Life even went so far as to say of Karen "Someone's desperate right to parenthood – because they're infertile, they're barren, whatever term you want to use – is an emotionally fraught subject that has our highest sympathy."

GRTL did endorse all of Karen's opponents and praised them for their opposition to rape and incest exceptions and their support for banning in-vitro fertilization. They are welcome to their position and will have to explain it to the voters in July.

They will also have to explain signing a statement vowing to protect life until "natural death" which is in clear opposition to the death penalty which Karen strongly supports.

The following is a statement from Karen on today's GRTL press release:

"My husband Steve and I tried for nearly ten years to have children. It is the single greatest disappointment in my life, and I can say with certainty that no one in this race cherishes human life more than I do. I am saddened that this group would resort to fabricating quotes and distorting my beliefs. I shared very personal information with the group's leadership, and they are well aware of my true beliefs. I am dismayed and very disappointed by their actions.

"I believe that life does indeed begin at conception, that an embryo is a life, and that an unborn child is a human life. While I oppose all abortions, I believe that, in addition to GRTL's exception for life of the mother, there should also be exceptions for rape and incest.

"Further, I am absolutely opposed to severely limiting fertility treatments, including in-vitro fertilization, and am saddened that my opponents appear to support. Tens of thousands of couples have been able to have children through fertility assistance. Their lives have been blessed by miracle of birth and enriched by the blessings that children uniquely have added to their lives.

Additionally, the Handel campaign provided the following perspective from a former director of GRTL:

"Karen is a loyal and trusted friend to conservatives in the pro-life, pro-family movement in Georgia. As Secretary of State she championed conservative causes like Photo ID and proof of citizenship for voting. I'm supporting Karen because I believe she will be a pro-life, pro-family, conservative Governor." -- Adrianne Susong, Former Director, Georgia Right to Life Committee

Karen is strongly pro-life. She has supported every new law passed in Georgia limiting abortions including informed consent, parental notification, waiting periods, etc. To suggest otherwise for political motivations is transparent and wrong.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow- See Who Has Endorsed Sam for AG

Statewide Endorsements for Sam!


Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Jr., Georgia Public Service Commission
Stan Wise, Georgia Public Service Commission


Joe D. Whitley, Former U.S. Attorney, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
Stephen S. Cowen, Former Acting U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia



Joe Chapman, Sheriff, Walton County
Bennie DeLoach, Sheriff, Appling County
Roger Garrison, Sheriff, Cherokee County
Gary Gulledge, Sheriff, Paulding County
Anthony Heath, Sheriff, Berrien County
Dane Kirby, Sheriff, Fannin County
Terry Langley, Sheriff, Carroll County
Gerald Lawson, Sheriff, Lincoln County
Phil Miller, Sheriff, Douglas County
Al St. Lawrence, Sheriff, Chatham County
Stacy Nicholson, Sheriff, Gilmer County
Neil Warren, Sheriff, Cobb County
Mike Yeager, Sheriff, Coweta County

District Attorneys

Pat Head, DA, Cobb County
Garry T. Moss, DA, Blue Ridge


Barry Morgan, Cobb County


Paul Battles, State Representative
Mark Burkhalter, Former Speaker Pro Tem
Charlice Byrd, State Representative
Mickey Channell, State Representative
Chuck Clay, Former State Senator and Chairman, State GOP
Nathan Dean, Former State Senator and State Representative
Matt Dollar, State Representative
John Douglas, State Senator
Earl Ehrhart, State Representative
Harry Geisinger, State Representative
Cecily Hill, State Representative
Doug Holt, State Representative
Mike Jacobs, State Representative
Sean Jerguson, State Representative
Jan Jones, Speaker Pro Tem
Jeff Lewis, Former State Representative
Bettye Lowe, Former State Representative
Judy Manning, State Representative
Fran Millar, State Representative
Anne Mueller, Former State Representative
Jeff Mullis, State Senator
Jay Powell, State Representative
Tom Rice, State Representative
Chip Rogers, State Senator, Majority Leader
Donna Sheldon, State Representative
Richard Smith, State Representative
Vance Smith, Former State Representative
Dan Weber, State Senator
John Wiles, State Senator
Joe Wilkinson, State Representative
Wendell Willard, State Senator
Mark P. Williams, State Representative
Tommie Williams, Senate President Pro Tempore
John Yates, State Representative



Tommy Allegood, Mayor of Acworth
Greg “Mully” Ash, Mayor of Helen
Boyd Austin, Mayor of Dallas
Phillip Beard, Mayor of Buford
Linda Blechinger, Mayor of Auburn
Mike Bodker, Mayor of Johns Creek
R. Eric Clarkson, Mayor of Chamblee
Bill Floyd, Mayor of Decatur
John Fretti, Mayor of Valdosta
Eva Galambos, Mayor of Sandy Springs
Pat Graham, Mayor of Braselton
Travis Harper, Mayor of Nashville
Nancy Harris, Mayor of Duluth
William S. Hatcher, former Mayor of Statesboro
Donnie Henriques, Mayor of Woodstock
Gene Hobgood, Mayor of Canton
Joe Jerkins, Mayor of Austell
Bucky Johnson, Mayor of Norcross
Arthur Letchas, Mayor of Alpharetta
Joe Lockwood, Mayor of Milton
Mark Mathews, Mayor of Kennesaw
Randy Mills, Mayor of Conyers
Jerry Oberholtzer, Mayor of Snellville
Bob Poydasheff, Former Mayor of Columbus
Rick Roberts, Mayor of Ball Ground
Ken Steele, Mayor of Fayetteville
Steve “Thunder” Tumlin, Mayor of Marietta
Dave Williams, Mayor of Suwanee
Jere Wood, Mayor of Roswell

City Councilmen

John Eunice, Councilman, Mayor Pro Tem, Valdosta
Ivan Figueroa, Councilman, Johns Creek
Ashley Jenkins, Councilman, Sandy Springs
Karen Meinzen McEnery, Councilman, Sandy Springs
Barkley Russell, Councilman, Fairburn
Jim Thornton, Councilman, LaGrange
Stevie Wall, Councilman, Pooler



Buzz Ahrens, Chairman, Cherokee County
David Austin, Chairman, Paulding County
Mike Babb, Chairman, Whitfield County
Mike Berg, Chairman, Dawson County
Clarence Brown, Sole Commissioner, Bartow County
Mark Chastain, Chairman, Gilmer County
Ron Cross, Chairman, Columbia County
Melvin Davis, Chairman, Oconee County
Jimmy Dixon, Former Chairman, Burke County
Eddie Freeman, Chairman, Spalding County
Bebe Heiskell, Sole Commissioner, Walker County
Ed Jeffords, Chairman, Wayne County
Charles Laughinghouse, Chairman, Forsyth County
Kevin Little, Chairman, Walton County
Elizabeth “B.J.” Mathis, Chairwoman, Henry County
John Mayes, Chairman, Floyd County
Ashley Paulk, Chairman, Lowndes County
Jimmy Parker, Chairman, Berrien County
Bill Simonds, Chairman, Fannin County
Jack Smith, Chairman, Fayette County
Tom Worthan, Chairman, Douglas County

County Commissioners

Jack Bernard, Commissioner, Jasper County
Karen Bosch, Commissioner, Cherokee County
Elna Bragdon, Commissioner, Berrien County
Steve Brown, Commissioner, Toombs County
Billy Croker, Former Commissioner, Polk County
Brad Faircloth, Commissioner, Crisp County
Patrick Farrell, Commissioner, Chatham County
Tim Fleming, Commissioner, Newton County
Derek Good, Commissioner, Cherokee County
David Gault, Commissioner, Jones County
Walter Gibson, Commissioner, Bulloch County
Robert Griner, Commissioner, Berrien County
Jim Ham, Commissioner, Monroe County
Jim Hubbard, Commissioner, Cherokee County
Harry Johnston, Commissioner, Cherokee County
Emory Lake, Commissioner, Laurens County
Tim Lee, Commissioner, Cobb County
Reggie Loper, Commissioner, Effingham County
Tom Lowe, Commissioner, Fulton County
Tom McMichael, Commissioner, Houston County
D.M. Mullis, Commissioner, Laurens County
Mary Patrick, Commissioner, Jasper County
Louie Powell, Commissioner, Tombs County
Larry Reynolds, Commissioner, Polk County
Lynne Riley, Commissioner, Fulton County
Bud Sanders, Commissioner, Greene County
Helen Stone, Commissioner, Chatham County
Jan Tankersley, Former Commissioner, Bulloch County
Woody Thompson, Commissioner, Cobb County
Larry Thomson, Commissioner, Houston County
JaNice Van Ness, Commissioner, Rockdale County
Jay Walker, Commissioner, Houston County
Randy Waskul, Commissioner, Whitfield County
Angela Whidby, Commissioner, Franklin County

County Officials

Patty Baker, Clerk of Court, Cherokee County
Jay Stephenson, Clerk, Superior Court
Diane Webb, Clerk, State Court

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Friday, May 21, 2010

More on Christensen (Immigration)

Immigration Update

As of Thursday, May 6th, 2010, U.S. Senate candidate Chad Christensen launched a ballot advocacy group that would impose an Arizona-like immigration law in Nevada.

“Christensen, a Republican, said he decided to take the question to the voters after GOP Gov. Jim Gibbons, who is in a tough re-election race, refused the lawmaker’s request to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a law cracking down on illegal immigrants in Nevada.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Click Here to sign up to help gather signatures!

Nevada’s A.B. 451 (2007 – Sponsored by Chad Christensen)

Nevada’s A.B. 347 (2009 – Sponsored by Chad Christensen)

Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070

Arizona’s House Bill 2779 in the 2007 Legislative Session – Employer Sanctions

Russell Pearce Initiative

Funny campaign video for Chad Christensen

Christensen (R) is running against Harry Reid, Nevada. Thought this was an interesting and catchy campaign video.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Statement from Nathan Deal (4/1/10)

To my friends and supporters:

You will be reading media reports about the release of a preliminary report from the Office of Congressional Ethics.

This is a politically motivated witch hunt. I have done nothing wrong and am not going to let this tarnish my 30-year record of public service.

Our campaign will not miss a beat and we continue our quest to become the next governor of Georgia.

Thank you for the confidence you have expressed in me.

The statement released Monday by the campaign:

This has always been a political witch hunt fueled by Democrats who fear that Roy Barnes will lose the governor's race to Nathan Deal.

In its own report, the Office of Congressional Ethics admits that its efforts were incomplete and it does NOT conclude that Mr. Deal did anything wrong.

That's because Nathan Deal did nothing wrong.

This is a business Nathan was involved with before he went to Congress and was approved by the House ethics committee every year. There were never any tax dollars involved and there was never a contract with the state of Georgia.

This is an attempt by Nathan's political opponents to drag his good name through the mud.  The complaint was brought by a liberal, George Soros sponsored group, fueled by the Democrat party of Georgia.

The only shred of truth in this political attack is that an innocent accounting error was made and subsequently corrected.

From Roll Call, a Capitol newspaper:

Deal's attorney Randy Evans dismissed the report Monday as inaccurate and reiterated that Deal had tied his retirement date to the House vote on health care reform, which occurred March 21.

"I think there were things that were obviously incorrect in the committee's report. We pointed that out. I was disappointed that the committee didn't take more time to get it right," Evans said. He added: "There were affidavits and other information that were submitted that made it clear that nothing in appropriate or improper had happened."

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Update from Kathy Cox for State School Superintendent

Greetings from the campaign trail!

The Kathy Cox campaign team is excited to announce our new website for Kathy Cox for State School Superintendent: www.VoteKathyCox.com. This website will allow you to interact with the campaign and learn more about Kathy, her achievements as your State School Superintendent and her plan to continue improvements in student achievement in the state. From this site, supporters will be able to view recent updates from the campaign and stay informed about upcoming campaign events. You can also show your support for Kathy by offering to volunteer on the campaign.
About Kathy

Kathy is currently finishing her second term as Georgia’s State School Superintendent. During her tenure, Kathy has visited over 700 schools and every school system in Georgia. She had previously served two terms in the Georgia State House of Representatives. Kathy received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Emory University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Kathy started her public service as an award winning classroom teacher, and as the mother of two sons, she continues to be a strong advocate for public education.


As Georgia’s State School Superintendent since 2003, Kathy has made great strides in improving student achievement, including:
Georgia’s Graduation Rate has improved 16.5% since 2003
Georgia’s Curriculum is ranked fifth best in the nation by the Fordham Institute
Georgia has been home to a National Principal of the Year for the past 3 consecutive years
Georgia is 1 of 15 states that showed Significant Improvement in 8th Grade Math NAEP Scores
A total of 74 Georgia schools came off the “Needs Improvement” list in 2009.
Georgia is 12th in the nation for Students Who Have Success in AP Courses
Georgia’s Workforce is ranked #1 in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2009
Education Week ranked Georgia #1 in the nation in the Use of Technology in the Classroom.
Georgia’s Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education program has been realigned to help prepare our students for high skilled, technology based careers.

Kathy is proud of the accomplishments of Georgia’s students and teachers. With another term as Kathy as our State School Superintendent, Georgia can expect continued improvements in test scores, graduation rates, and overall student achievement.
Upcoming Events
Saturday April 3rd – Houston County GOP Meeting (8:00 am – 811 Russell Parkway Warner Robins, GA)
Tuesday April 6th – Towns County GOP Meeting (6:00 pm – 273 Big Sky Drive Hiawassee, GA)
Saturday April 10th – Chatham County GOP Low Country Boil (11:30 am – Honey Park, Thunderbolt, GA)
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NAEP Scores Show Great Progress in Higher Reading Levels

Superintendent Cox Preaches Commitment to Education – Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia Has 12th Highest Percentage of Students Scoring 3 or Higher on AP Exams
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Doug MacGinnitie Launches "Mac Mobile"

Doug MacGinnitie, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, is the first statewide candidate from either party in Georgia to launch a mobile texting campaign. By texting Doug to 57375, supporters are directly connected to the campaign and can be instantaneously informed of updates and breaking news.

"It's exciting to launch a mobile campaign that will allow me to personally interact with supporters and volunteers statewide," stated MacGinnitie. "There is an increasingly mobile population, and our campaign has taken cues from the private sector to utilize this new technology and to improve efficiency."

Along with his texting campaign, MacGinnitie was the first statewide candidate to introduce a campaign iPhone App in early December to allow supporters to get the latest information concerning the campaign linked to their iPhone. The application allows supporters to sign up to volunteer, donate and receive news alerts from MacGinnitie and his campaign for Secretary of State. The application is available for free at the Apple App store or can be downloaded from MacGinnitie's campaign website at www.macginnitie.org.

"Through our mobile campaign, I can also encourage voters to get involved in other forms of social media," stated MacGinnitie. "Supporters can become engaged with the campaign through texting, the iPhone App, Facebook and Twitter."

We need your support to keep our momentum going strong. Please get in touch with our office and learn more about what you can do to help! Call us anytime at (770) 350-6222, or write to campaign@macginnitie.org.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jeremy Jones Switches Races

Jeremy Jones, candidate for Georgia’s 9th congressional district, is announcing his drop from the 9th district race, and his entrance into the race for Georgia Senate District 53, currently held by Jeff Mullis.

After careful thought and consideration, Jones decided to switch to the 53rd district state race believing he can do more good at the state level than at the national level. Given the current bills being passed at the national level, it is past time to elect state senators who will uphold the constitutions of both Georgia and the United States. The hands of the citizens of Georgia have been pointed at Washington D.C. as elected officials trampled upon the Constitution, but it is time to hold the state senators and representatives fully accountable for their votes and actions as well. It is now more important than ever to elect a state senator who will support every effort to block the unconstitutional laws that are coming out of Washington D.C. and protect the freedoms the good citizens of Georgia.

Jones is committed to protecting your God-given rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or as the Georgia Constitution states, “to perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty.” When elected, Jones will only vote for legislation that will provide for these things, and if he compromises on these issues, he freely invites you to vote him out of office.

On the switch, Jones said, “I equate the federal government to the school yard bully, and it time we stand up to him. Sure, we might lose sometimes, but if enough us stand up to it often enough, we will prevail.”

For more information on Jeremy Jones, or to become involved in his campaign, please visit jonesforus.com.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Political Insider Don Balfour pulls out of race for Congress — and [GA] state Senate

Huge news. State Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) just announced that, not only is he pulling out of the race for Congress, he’s done with the state Senate. Here’s the press release:

This afternoon, Senator Don Balfour, from the 9th District, announced that he will no longer run for John Linder’s 7th Congressional seat.


via Jeffrey Meeks via Jim Galloway (thanks Jeffrey)

Reminder Ringgold Lunch Bunch, Karen Handel Guest Speaker

Just a reminder that Karen Handel, Republican Candidate for Governor of Georgia will speak to the Lunch Bunch on Wednesday April 7, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lawyers for Olens for GA Attorney General Coalition and Website Launches

Three former State Bar Chairs Spearhead Lawyer Coalition Efforts

(3/8/10) Last week Sam Olens was again named one of “Georgia's Super Lawyers.” Today, the campaign launches the Lawyers for Olens coalition with a dedicated website www.lawyersforolens.com whereby lawyers statewide can endorse the campaign by entering their name on the website.

Three former State Bar Chairs are spearheading Lawyers for Olens: Robert Ingram (State Bar Chair 2005-2006); Jimmy Franklin (State Bar Chair 2001-2002) and David Gambrell (State Bar Chair 1967-68)

"Sam Olens will be an effective and strong Attorney General for our state. He is an experienced, tough litigator and proven leader and administrator—he will serve us well as the state's top lawyer," said Jimmy Franklin, Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes & Marsh, LLC, of Statesboro.

Committee Members for Lawyers for Olens include:

Brad Carver, Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, PC
Robert S. Highsmith Jr., Holland & Knight
Ben Johnson, Alston & Bird, LLP
Steve Labovitz, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP
Benton Mathis, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Cecil McLendon, Jr., Riley, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Oscar Persons, Burr & Forman LLP
William F. Riley, Riley, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Carolyn Roddy, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Ray Smith III, Joyce, Thrasher, Kaiser & Liss
John Sours, Wasson Sours & Harris
Frank Turner, Greer Stansfield & Turner, LLP
Mark VanderBroek, Troutman Sanders LLP
Joe, Whitley, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

“I am grateful for the support these fine lawyers and their efforts to spread the word to all attorneys statewide that they believe I will serve the state well as the next Attorney General.” said Olens.