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

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 it, because he’s been emulating POTUS. Millar can be gruff, acerbic, and…

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Reps. Oliver, Henson, Holcomb are big supporters of Sally Harrell

Above: Rep. Scott Holcomb, Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, Sally Harrell #GASD40, Rep. Michele Henson At Monday night’s Henderson Middle School town hall, DeKalb State Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver, Michele Henson, and Scott Holcomb briefed Lakeside area residents about the 2018 General Assembly session and took time to praise a former colleague now running for State Senate. The three Democratic legislators said that the session had produced some notable successes, notably increased school funding. Oliver said that while the Senate had passed divisive legislation,such as the anti-gay adoption bill, House Speaker David Ralston and other leaders had ensured that the legislation died in the House. She also praised Gov. Nathan Deal’s work on criminal justice reform. She expressed hope that Gwinnett voters would…

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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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Treva Gear in Georgia legislative election Tuesday–Lowndes, Brooks, Thomas County

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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HB 680: Georgia lawmakers make bipartisan push for paper ballots

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Six state representatives–three from each party–have cosponsored House Bill 680, which would abolish Georgia’s shaky electronic voting system and replace it with one utilizing more secure paper ballots. Recent security breaches, hacking threats, and a constant stream of news about Russian attempts to interfere with U.S. elections have made this move necessary, although Georgia’s hyperpartisan Secretary of State Brian Kemp–who happens to be running for Governor–has been reluctant to admit faults or make changes. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the bill’s effective date is January 1, 2019. I hope there’s a will and a way to push this measure forward to at least have an effect on November’s elections … but Nooooo. Damn. In…

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