People Power vs. Corporate Cash: Georgia’s hottest Senate race

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In 1998, Dunwoody Republican Fran Millar took 40 percent of the vote in a three-way House primary and won the August runoff by 162 votes. There was no Democratic opposition, so it had taken only 2,000 votes to put him in the General Assembly. In 2010, he ran for the District 40 Senate seat being vacated by Dan Weber. Millar laughingly complained about having to “run against a guy named Christ” (Eric Christ, now a Peachtree Corners council member). Despite the name disadvantage, Millar won with nearly two-thirds of the vote. Since that first runoff, Millar hadn’t had a close race. In two decades, he’d never faced an opponent with adequate funding, an appreciable ground game, or…

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GA06: Lucy McBath gains strong foothold in Blue DeKalb

Tracy Prescott (front center, Michigan shirt) delighted at diversity of supporters Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Tracy Prescott didn’t expect a big crowd at her Northlake home Saturday afternoon—just another campaign event on her packed calendar, and more importantly, a chance to get people out knocking on doors. But there was a huge response, and thanks to Prescott and her husband, Jeff Corkill, Sixth District Congressional candidate Lucy McBath, a Cobb resident, is getting the blue carpet treatment in DeKalb. The Democratic activists, who both served as delegates to this year’s state Democratic Convention, recently hosted a meet-and-greet for the candidate, as well. Sponsored by the Sixth District Task Force as “Team Lucy Canvass Kickoff,” Saturday’s event featured former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a…

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Follow Georgia’s Statewide and Congressional candidates on Twitter

Georgia Statewide Candidates on Twitter Georgia Democrats!Follow statewide candidates:Gov @staceyabrams Lt Gov @SarahRiggsAmico SecState @Barrow4GeorgiaAtty Gen @charlie4georgiaSupt @OthaThorntonIns Comm @JaniceForGAAg Comm @SwannforGALabor @keatley4changePSC 5 @WinWithRandolphPSC 3 Lindy Miller#gapol pic.twitter.com/OKraNKBV3W — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) July 28, 2018 Georgia’s Democrats for Congress on Twitter  Follow. Support, and VolunteerGeorgia Democrats running for CongressDistricts1 @LisaRingGA012 @SanfordBishop 3 @Vote_Chuck4 @RepHankJohnson 5 @repjohnlewis 6 @LucyWins20187 @Carolyn4GA79 @Mccallforall10 @TJG4GA11 @flynndbroadyjr12 @francysjohnson13 @repdavidscott pic.twitter.com/phd89X1q9h — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) August 25, 2018

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Trump claims good poll numbers. Reality says Nope.

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman This morning, President Trump made a claim that has pollsters scratching their heads. Over 90% approval rating for your all time favorite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52% overall. This despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and evil as possible. Look at the real villains please! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018 For the record, Trump doesn’t come close to a 50 percent approval rating in any reputable poll. No one disputed that (the diminishing number of) Republicans loves them some Trump, but nobody could find a poll that shows this, although some have suggested he may have seen the…

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Protesting Kafka for kids: Atlanta’s huge “Families Belong Together” march, rally

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Families belong together. Across the United States, that was the message at 750 protests protesting the Trump Administration’s horribly cruel immigration policies that includes separating families, keeping kids in cages and putting toddlers on trial without an attorney. The sheer ugliness of the “zero tolerance” plan is beyond belief, even surreal: Kafka for kids. Several million marchers across the U.S. I haven’t seen any authoritative crowd estimates for the march and rally here in Atlanta (AJC gave a lame “several thousand”) but it was huge. I was in the middle of the march and I’d guesstimate it was at least 7,500 and maybe 10,000. (DIY crowd estimate.I didn’t see the doll babies in cages some protesters marched with,…

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Sally Harrell Camp: Data shows big upturn in Georgia SD 40 Democratic Voting

Source: Sally Harrell campaign Former State Rep. Sally Harrell won big May 22, receiving 67 percent of the vote in the Democratic Primary for Georgia Senate District 40 (GASD40). She will face GOP incumbent Fran Millar of Dunwoody in the general election on November 6. The campaign is reporting that primary results show a major shift in Democratic voting strength in the district, which is centered in North DeKalb County with some precincts in Gwinnett and Fulton. From a campaign email sent out today: For the first time since Senate 40 was drawn, Democrat primary ballots outnumbered Republican ballots, and it wasn’t even close! The spread was 18 points — 59% to 41%. Looking at these primary results, it’s clear that voters are…

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