Georgia sleaze alert: Fran Millar comes out with push poll, lies about Sally Harrell’s record

READ THE LATEST:  PEOPLE POWER VS. CORPORATE CASH: GEORGIA’S HOTTEST SENATE RACE Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter I’ve known Georgia State Sen. Fran Millar for nearly twenty years, broken bread with him, and I held a certain amount of respect for him, though that has diminished as I watched his slide toward the Trumpism that has consumed the Republican Party. I will not be voting for him in November. Millar has tried to separate himself somewhat from the president, claiming he likes Trump’s policies but not his behavior. That’s a distinction without a difference, since Trump’s behavior and policy are intertwined; both are children of his ego. Look out, Canada! If Millar dislikes Trump’s behavior, he has a funny way of showing…

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For Democrats, one issue makes all the difference in Insurance Commissioner’s race

  Above: Cindy Zeldin at Spalding County Democrats’ statewide candidate forum Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter By virtually every measure, Cindy Zeldin is the stronger Democratic candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. She’s knowledgeable, media-savvy, and well-funded (for a Democrat). In addition to raising ten times as much cash as her primary opponent, insurance agent Janice Laws, Zeldin has built a strong social media network, and she’s putting in the miles and hours it will take to run and win statewide. Yes, that’s a distinct possibility. Thanks to feckless Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the swamp-dwellers at the Public Service Commission, each of these downballot regulatory races give a strong Democratic candidate a great chance to break the Republican lock on statewide offices.…

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Georgia solar-powered PSC candidate John Noel is a hard-core 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. Public records show this. Not only did he attend the 2016 Democratic Convention, but he’s attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides.    

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Atlanta City Council President, Fulton Chairman endorse John Noel for PSC

Above: Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore and Democratic PSC candidate John Noel A solar-powered rainy day Sunday’s afternoon showers couldn’t stop John Noel and dozens of supporters from celebrating his Earth Day Birthday outside the Democratic Public Service Commission candidate’s west Atlanta home, where he received strong endorsements from Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore, Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts, and others. Pitts, who is running for re-election, pledged cooperation and support for John on the campaign trail. “John gets it,” said Moore, succinctly summing up his knowledge of energy and environmental policy, as well as what it takes to be a leader. Having known John for two decades, she talked about his influence on her political career and praised “his maturity and understanding.”…

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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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