Fran Millar didn’t lose just his seat. He lost Karen Handel’s, too

Lucy McBath and Friends at Tracy Prescott’s House Nearly a year and a half after Jon Ossoff’s failed $30 million campaign, Karen Handel  conceded Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional race to Lucy McBath. It is a great victory for Lucy. It is exciting to have her as my representative in Congress. I wrote a few weeks back: “Having transcended a tragedy, she exudes hope and graciousness—in sharp contrast to her opponent, a career politician, uninspiring at best, who believes crying children should be gaveled into order.” But now I concede that Handel is capable of graciousness. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good thoughts and much prayer for the journey that lies ahead for her,” she said in a statement this…

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Brian Kemp’s stupid stunt: last-minute investigation of Democrats.

Kemp’s rips page from 2016: Last-minute investigations are fun!  Spoiler alert: This is some serious BS coming from the Georgia GOP. It reminds of the Josh McLaurin case, when the State GOP folded like a cheap tent after its false and malicious mailers drew a libel suit. It is late Sunday night–make that early Monday morning—and it’s more important at this crucial hour to get the truth out than to worry about niceties. Figuring it is better to ask forgiveness than permission at his critical hour, I am lifting Rep. Scott Holcomb’s response to a bizarre set of events stemming from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office’s transformation into an operational arm of Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign. If there is any doubt…

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I don’t give a damn who Michael Thurmond supports

I just finished reading DeKalb activist and writer George Chidi’s GeorgiaPol post about the Senate District 40 race between Republican Fran Millar and Democrat Sally Harrell. Chidi focused on the tightness of the race and the role of endorsements, especially the non-endorsement endorsement by DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. It’s an interesting piece, well worth reading. Millar is facing the first serious challenge since he first took office twenty years ago, and it looks like the lack of competition has made him rusty—or arrogant. He opened up the general campaign lying about Sally’s record and has refused to change his tune even after he was called out on it. On a more humorous note, in his most recent campaign disclosure, he reports spending…

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It’s time to rally for Sally! And Lucy! And Stacey!

Let’s hit the streets and GOTV!   Weekend Rallies: Sign up! Election Day Rallies: Sign up!  The Resistance in Georgia was born in the Sixth District, following the election of Donald Trump and the resignation of Rep. Tom Price. We came closer to flipping that Congressional seat than many people thought we could. It wasn’t good enough, though. (And if you’re ready to rally in the Heart of the Resistance now, just sign up!) This year is our chance, with so many races across the board. A New York Times poll being conducted right now shows that Lucy McBath has a clear chance to do what Jon Ossoff couldn’t. Similarly, polls show that Georgia has a chance to step forward and make…

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Libel suit forces Georgia GOP to back off smears against Fulton House candidate Josh McLaurin

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman UPDATE: GOP Caves, settles lawsuit and agrees to quit making false claims against Georgia House District 51 candidate Josh McLaurin Today, the Georgia Republican Party settled my libel case against it by promising never again to say I’m “under criminal investigation.” I am grateful to @EvansforGeorgia for helping me hold the GOP accountable for its lies. The truth still matters. https://t.co/IT1NnUaKR1 — Josh McLaurin for GA HD 51 (@JoshforGeorgia) November 1, 2018   (Original post published Oct 17, 2018 @ 21:32): The Georgia Republican Party, fearing the loss of House District 51 on Nov. 6, has decided that their guy needs all the help he can get, and unfortunately, that means going low. Consequently, Democratic Josh McLaurin is getting…

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