1% of Ossoff donations would fully fund Sally Harrell’s GA Senate 40 campaign

Exciting news in Georgia: Georgia Democrats snatched three legislative seats y from Republicans. “The results are a rejection of Trump – it’s clear as day,” said state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta. “Republicans who continue to embrace him can start the countdown on their political careers.” However, if we’re going to kick out entrenched GOP incumbents–if we’re actually going to Flip Georgia’s Sixth Senate District–we need to support  strong local  candidates running campaigns within that district like Sally Harrell in Georgia’s 40th Senate District and Jen Jordan  in the Georgia 6th Senate District runoff December 5. It’s true: Jon Ossoff received $30 million in donations in his Sixth District race. And just 1% of that amount would fully fund @sallyharrellga‘s state Senate campaign. Read more…

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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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PSC Candidate John Noel to Georgia Power: Give tax savings to consumers

As a result of the federal government’s recent corporate tax cuts effective this year, utilities will save millions of dollars on their tax bills. Many electric utilities are announcing plans to pass on recently-enacted federal tax cuts to their customers. The New York Times reports: In recent days, electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and other states have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to customers through lower rates. On Tuesday, Pepco, which provides power to nearly 300,000 customers in Washington, D.C., said it would cut rates beginning in the current quarter. But with Georgia Power and its parent, Southern Company, scrambling to find cash to complete the $25-billion-and-counting Plant Vogtle boondoggle near Augusta, you gotta wonder if they have other ideas…

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Fake Bulldog fan Michael Williams running for Georgia governor

So, this happened today. Georgia Senator Michael Williams decided to go all Bulldog during the opening day of the Georgia General Assembly, which happens not to be the big deal in Atlanta today. Not compared to the national college football championship going on tonight between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama’s Crimson Tide. (Disclosure: I’m a UGA alum. Go Dawgs!) Anyway, Georgia State Senator, MAGA gubernatorial candidate and militia fanboy Michael Williams decided to use the occasion to take a poke at one of his rivals, alleged frontrunner and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who once played football at Georgia Southern. (By the way, Williams, and Georgia’s incomparably incomepetent and hyperpartisan Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, are probably the most unpalatable general election candidates…

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You can help build Georgia’s grassroots statewide Voter Guide

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I am working on a team of Georgia grassroots volunteers who are creating a statewide Voter Guide. (The Guide is nonpartisan, although I’m not.) This ambitious project will link voters to candidates throughout the state in Congressional, Constitutional offices, and legislative races–maybe even down to local county and city campaigns, but we’ll see about that. It will be online and include answers to questionnaires, so you can see where candidates stand on issues. My self-appointed task in this is to collect contact information for legislative candidates: 236 in all. I will also publish information on this website, so feel free to subscribe. You can also get updates on 2018 races by following me on Twitter and liking Brambleman’s Facebook page.…

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