Georgia women take two different paths to claim Democratic PSC nominations

Above: Selfie of victorious PSC Democrats Lindy Miller (Post 3) and Dawn Randolph (Post 5) I found this historic photo on Dawn Randolph’s Twitter page. Democrat Lindy Miller ran against two men and won with nearly 2/3 of the vote in the Georgia Public Service Commission Post 3 race. Fellow Dem Dawn Randolph faced one man and took more than 3/4 of ballots cast for Post 5. Lindy committed heavily to fundraising and ran a well-financed campaign with money for Atlanta TV ads, which do not come cheap. Dawn, who’s run for the PSC before, had a shoestring campaign, raising just a few thousand dollars. Republican Commissioners Chuck Eaton and Tricia Pridemore have campaigns financed by utility interests. Lindy and Dawn do…

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Opportunism knocks: Georgia PSC candidate Lindy Miller’s voting record draws scrutiny

(Editor’s note: a previous version of this post was published May 9) Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel is a longtime Democrat. He was elected to the General Assembly as a Democrat in 2002. He’s been involved in Democratic politics and voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs, not to mention general, special, and Atlanta city elections. If there was an election, he’d show up and vote. He’s attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides. Lindy Miller On the other hand, one of his opponents, Lindy Miller, not so much—at least not until  recently. Going back two decades through voting data shows that before 2012, while Miller was registered to…

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Georgia’s solar-powered PSC candidate John Noel is a hardcore Democrat

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel is a longtime Democrat. He was elected to the General Assembly as a Democrat in 2002. He’s been involved in Democratic politics and voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs, not to mention general, special, and Atlanta city elections. If there was an election, he’d show up and vote. He’s attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides. On the other hand … Read more Hardcore Democrat @ 2016 DNCJohn @NoelForPSC attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides. #gapol Read more: https://t.co/m42VCAvZLb John's website: https://t.co/h2qaoKKa0K pic.twitter.com/5gfvAj9qN0 — Jonathan Grant…

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Georgia PSC Candidate John Noel is a hardcore Democrat. Lindy Miller’s voting record is … interesting

  Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel is a longtime Democrat. He was elected to the General Assembly as a Democrat in 2002. He’s been involved in Democratic politics and voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs, not to mention general, special, and Atlanta city elections. If there was an election, he’d show up and vote. He’s attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides. On the other hand, one of his opponents, Lindy Miller, not so much—at least not until recently. Going back two decades through voting data shows that before 2012, while Miller was registered to vote in Georgia, she didn’t vote in state Democratic primaries. She…

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Sydney, the vote-grabbing dog

After a town hall meeting the other night, a woman told me she was torn between supporting John Noel and his Democratic primary opponent in a statewide Georgia Public Service Commission race —until she received John’s flyer. It has a lot of information, but it was this picture on the front that convinced her to back John, because a man with a dog like that is a man worth voting for. BTW, the lady is a veterinarian. It’s true. Sydney is a great dog. I think she laughs a lot. Her tale and whiskers make her look like a dog from a fantasy story, and the expression she has in the photo? Pretty much constant. She is one happy dog. It is…

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Update: PSC candidate Lindy Miller’s voter registration address is no longer a manhole cover

Updated post on this mess. Spoiler alert: It’s going downhill And then there’s this. 2nd Update: Maner says he isn’t withdrawing his challenge.  Update: Lindy Miller’s MVP data with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has been changed to clear up the discrepancy between her home and voting addresses–a discepancy that lasted at least four years. Filling in the blanks, it looks like the challenge sparked the change. Obviously, this was something she should have checked into as part of the self-vetting that comes (or should come) before the launch of a political campaign. That’s just Politics 101. So all’s well that ends well, right? Except that the challenge to her voting eligibility stands until the challenger, Paul Maner, withdraws it or…

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