Ouch: Georgia solar-powered PSC candidate John Noel wins Internet

Looks like John @NoelForPSC is winning the series of tubes. Top Google search results for his opponent: 3 John Noel stories! That’s gotta hurt. He’s the only Georgia Public Service Commission candidate campaigning statewide. With a message about Plant Vogtle. You gotta meet this guy! Visit John’s website

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Pics of the day: Georgia Senate candidate and Resistance leader Sally Harrell

Judy and I hosted a “meet and greet” get-together to introduce Sally Harrell to some of our Northlake neighbors the other evening. It wasn’t a huge event, but it was fun, and our favorite political guy, Rep. Scott Holcomb showed up, too, which made it extra special. Sally is running against an entrenched GOP incumbent, Fran Millar, who’s never faced a serious challenge before. This time is different: Sally has a well-organized, energetic and growing team of volunteers. And Senate District Forty has been changing. It’s now considered Georgia’s most flippable Senate District, which includes much of North DeKalb, some of Sandy Springs in Fulton, and Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett.  Both Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff took the district’s precinct with around…

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Finishing my father’s life’s work: It’s not just a job, it’s an indenture

Original Caption: Grant says his father’s book is inextricably linked to other facets of his life. He was scouring page proofs of The Way It Was in the South when his wife went into labor with their second child—son Nathan (shown above). This is the story behind a Georgia Book of the Year. Ah, yes, I remember it well. I was sitting in the delivery room marking up page proofs when Judy’s situation suddenly required my complete attention. I tell people that while Nathan may look young (he’s a college freshman now), he was born during World War I. Dad would like that. The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia was honored as an Editor’s Choice by American Heritage magazine and named…

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Treva Gear loses Georgia House District 175 special election. Keep fighting.

Treva Gear didn’t win the special election to fill Georgia State Rep. Amy Carter’s vacated seat in House District 175 (Lowndes, Brooks, and Thomas counties near Valdosta). Despite overwhelming support on Twitter (her RTs outnumbered her votes), it wasn’t close. Then again, it was much closer than usual, since the longtime incumbent had no Democratic opposition for … a while. Republican John Lahood won the race by a 3-1 margin. Looking at the 2016 results, those three counties voted for Trump 3-2. Without time or money, it would have been difficult to win under the most favorable conditions. But this is a start. Treva didn’t have much time. Her first donations came Jan. 18, and she’d raised about $8,000 by the end…

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Democrats: Phone Bank for Treva Gear in Georgia special legislative election Tuesday, Feb 13

Treva lost, alas. Treva’s Website  Treva Gear’s FB Post: Tomorrow is the special election in South GA to elect Treva Gear, a dynamic Educator of the Year. She needs some help with phone banking tomorrow to help GOTV. For anyone that wants to help, here’s the link to take you to the phone banking system. It will provide a script and connect you to voters in Treva’s district Treva on Facebook: “Good Afternoon Friends!! It’s time to Get Out the Vote (GOTV). The Special Election is on this Tuesday, February 13th (7am-7pm). Don’t undermine the democratic process by passing up this great opportunity to have your voice heard. Tell a friend, tell a neighbor, and tell a family member. Get Out the…

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