Libertarian candidate says he’ll vote for Democrat Lindy Miller in Georgia PSC race

Above: Democrat Lindy Miller faces Republican Chuck Eaton in Public Service Commission in Dec. 4 runoff Campaign update It used to be that Libertarians had mainly Republican tendencies. But here in Georgia, the Secretary of State’s office and the Public Service Commission have gotten so out of whack, the Libertarians are supporting Democrats John Barrow (SoS) and Lindy Miller (PSC) for these posts in the December 4 runoff. Both agencies are abject failures and will only get worse under continued monopoly party control. Electing Democrats to these positions will help provide much-needed checks and balances to state government. These races are tremendously important, affecting your vote and your electric bill. You can vote in the runoff even if you didn’t cast a…

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The real Diehl: Islamaphobic Georgia House candidate hit with ethics complaint

If all the horribleness surrounding North DeKalb House Candidate Ellen Diehl wasn’t enough, she’s now facing an ethics investigation over her campaign finances. Running against Democratic State Rep. Scott Holcomb in HD81 (Tucker, Northlake, Chamblee, Doraville,  Brookhaven, and a smidge of Gwinnett), Diehl first made a name for herself as a hardcore Trump supporter. She took a talking Trump doll with her when she served as a Trump delegate to the 2016 GOP convention. (She’d had the doll for years, so there’s something going on there, too.) Diehl has tried to paint an image of herself as a mainstream candidate. She. Is. Not. You see, she had this YouTube habit. Her videos were hate-filled rants against Muslims, immigrants, liberals, and Democrats, to…

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Tucker, Georgia: Don’t like KKK recruiting in town? Your GOP House candidate spreads same hate

Media are reporting on a KKK recruiting drive in suburban Tucker: “Help us fight the spread of Islam in our country,” Klan flyers state. The hate group senses an opportunity in North DeKalb, since the GOP is running rabidly Islamaphobic GOP House candidate Ellen Diehl against Democrat Rep. Scott Holcomb, one of the state’s most effective legislators, regardless of party. Diehl has presented herself as a mainstream candidate. She is not. She is a Trump fanatic, a bona fide deplorable, and she made a ton of YouTube videos  because she was loud and proud about it. But once the videos were exposed in the media, she took them down. Fast. Sadly for her, someone made copies. She’s all Trump, all the time, and…

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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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