Prominent gun reform advocate Lucy McBath steps into Georgia’s 6th District race

 How quickly things change. Saturday night, I attended a fundraise for Lucy McBath, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 37th House District. This morning, I learned that yesterday’s rumors were true: The Cobb County resident had decided to run instead for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat, currently held by Karen Handel. Democrats Bobby Kaple and Kevin Abel are also vying for the seat. But her entry will liven up things up considerably. It also means Democrats are now looking in a really busy way for a new candidate in HD37, considered one of the state’s most flippable from red to blue. Qualifying ends noon Friday. Just saying.) From today’s AJC report: (McBath) was seen as a formidable challenger to (Rep. Sam) Teasley, a conservative real estate agent…

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Gun reform advocate Lucy McBath jumps into Georgia’s Sixth District race

How quickly things change. Saturday night, I attended a fundraise for Lucy McBath, candidate for Georgia’s 37th House District. This morning, I learned that yesterday’s rumors were true: She’s decided to run instead for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional seat, currently held by Karen Handel. Democrats Bobby Kaple and Kevin Abel are also vying for the seat. But her entry will liven up things up considerably. From today’s AJC report: (McBath) was seen as a formidable challenger to (Rep. Sam) Teasley, a conservative real estate agent with an “A” rating from the NRA, when she launched her bid a few months ago. His district is one of a string of suburban Atlanta territories where President Donald Trump struggled in 2016. But she said the…

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Gov. Deal Appoints Tricia Pridemore to Georgia Public Service Commission

UPDATE: Tricia Pridemore has a Republican challenger, John Hitchins III, who repsonded to this post: “Well, she does have an opponent now in the primary. A true Conservative who doesn’t approve of the current Republican way of cozying up with utility companies. One who believes in energy choice and the free market to decide what is best for Georgia citizens. One who has ZERO alligience to big business and will work to end the corporate welfare that the current PSC has established. I may not be known in political circles, I may be a long shot, but I believe it is time to hold these cronies accountable. My name is John Hitchins and I am running for PSC 5th district.” (The Swamp,…

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Environmentalist candidate John Noel says “Bye Bye” with fundraiser as PSC Chair Stan Wise rides off into the Swamp

Over his 23 years in office, Public Service Commission Chairman Stan “Swamp Thing” Wise taught Georgians the Cobb County way by shoving Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 down the state’s throat. If you’ve been a Cobb EMC customer or noticed how the Braves stadium deal came to pass, you know what I’m talking about: A good old boy network colludes with corporate interests to screw the public. And while Cobb EMC’s former manager faces dozens of racketeering charges, consumers will never get their money back. And the same goes for Vogtle, which may or may not be completed. Today was Wise’s last day on the job.  During his final meeting today, a colleague read from a Senate Resolution honoring…

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Georgia Voter Guide is here

A lot of people put a lot of work into this, and I got to watch! Click to check it out! The 2018 Midterm Project: Voter Guide Georgia Trending Purple    

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Solar-powered Georgia PSC candidate John Noel builds momentum, takes lead in cash on hand

When looking at Georgia Public Service Commission races, it’s no surprise to see utility money flowing into GOP incumbents’ coffers. It’s the way they play the game. The shocker this year is that environmentalist John Noel—who is definitely not counting on utility support in his bid to unseat Chuck Eaton—has the most cash on hand of any candidate, Democrat or Republican. With only three months to go before the primary, this should be especially alarming to the competition. Not only that, but the news follows a whirlwind day in Athens for Noel that included a half-dozen media interviews and an enthusiastic response to his message: Ruth Pannill, president of Young Democrats of UGA, saw Noel speak at the Athens-Clarke County Democrats meeting…

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