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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“My favorite sound is a bird chirping”: Sally Harrell’s campaign videos highlight importance of newborn screenings

From the Harrell campaign: September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month Georgia Senate District 40 Candidate and former State Rep. Sally Harrell has released two videos highlighting the importance of newborn hearing screenings and their effect on Georgia families. Today, we take newborn health screenings for granted, but when Rep. Harrell took office in 1999, only 37 percent of Georgia hospitals were screening newborns for hearing. The former executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies knew that had to change. With backing from pediatricians, she sponsored House Bill 717 to set up standards for statewide screenings. Speaking from the well for the first time, Rep. Harrell told her colleagues, “Former Gov. Zell Miller grabbed the nation’s attention when he announced that every newborn…

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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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Fran Millar’s pro-Georgia Power vote still hurting ratepayers

Photo credit above (AP) Jonathan Grant @Brambleman UPDATE: The Vogtle Voter’s Guide is out: Check and see if your legislator voted to raise your Georgia Power bills $100 a year upfront for building a nuclear power plant that may not get finished. I wrote a post earlier today about a pack of Georgia legislators who are getting antsy about Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle and they want cost caps,  so they wrote a letter. SB 31: All politics is local You know who didn’t sign the letter? My state senator, but then again, I’ve never thought of him as pro-consumer. In 2009, then-State Rep. Fran Millar voted in favor of SB31, Georgia Power’s infamous enabling legislation that overrode the Public Service Commission in order…

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Is Dick Williams hurt because Sally Harrell won’t buy ads in The Crier?

Above: Dick Williams on Fox 5 Atlanta’s “Georgia Gang” Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Hoover Republican says what? I met Dick Williams in the 1980s, when he was a columnist for the Atlanta newspaper and I was spokesman for the Georgia Public Service Commission. In the years since, I would sometimes watch his political show, “The Georgia Gang,” but I quit because life is short and the show was spiraling downward into unrelenting horribleness. In preparing to write this post, I pulled up the most recent episode on YouTube and watched long enough to see Williams rail against the New Deal. Williams also publishes The Crier, a weekly newspaper in Dunwoody, and all pretense of honest journalist aside, he’s covering Georgia’s hottest Senate race,…

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Georgia GOP House candidate Ellen Diehl and the global witches’ coven

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Raw Diehl of the Day #1 This isn’t one of her greatest hits, but since she deleted them, we’re gonna play ’em all! Choice Cuts (at 1:24) “Then later, Zeresh says to her husband Haman, ‘You better stop trying to go against Mordecai because God is with him, it will be fatal to continue opposing him. So, the left, it will be fatal for them to continue opposing Donald Trump. I mean it. I’m so, so, so, so serious.” (at 2:20) In her prayer from protection for Donald Trump and his administration, Diehl adds, “That we would pray protection over ourselves against this nnNnnnnNnnnn (makes gesture) global witches’ coven that is trying to create pandemonium and wreak havoc on…

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