Sydney, the vote-grabbing dog

After a town hall meeting the other night, a woman told me she was torn between supporting John Noel and his Democratic primary opponent in a statewide Georgia Public Service Commission race —until she received John’s flyer. It has a lot of information, but it was this picture on the front that convinced her to back John, because a man with a dog like that is a man worth voting for. BTW, the lady is a veterinarian. It’s true. Sydney is a great dog. I think she laughs a lot. Her tale and whiskers make her look like a dog from a fantasy story, and the expression she has in the photo? Pretty much constant. She is one happy dog. It is…

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Sen. Max Cleland supports John Noel, Georgia’s solar-powered PSC candidate

Above: Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland with Georgia PSC candidate John Noel Big news from a big name in Georgia politics. One of my heroes. I met Max Cleland at a civic-club luncheon when I was the Houston-Peach Bureau chief for the Macon Telegraph in 1981, a few months before I moved to Atlanta with Judy as newlyweds. He was a wonderfully friendly man. I went on to the PSC and saw him maybe a half-dozen times when I worked at the PSC, saw him speak as Secretary of State once or twice. Maybe 25 years later, I saw him at a campaign function and we talked about the 80s, of Billy Lovett and Bobby Pafford and Joe Frank Harris. Good memories. He’s…

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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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It’s Sunday — Vote in DeKalb County today!

Sorry, Fran. There will be Sunday voting in DeKalb (but Tucker Rec is out) This has been a low turnout election, so far. The vote totals the DeKalb Board of Elections posted for Saturday are grim.  But hey, we can vote today!  Check out this resource: DeKalb County Voter Guide. Here’s a list of early voting sites and times: Only Dunwoody Library, the Board of Elections office, and South DeKalb Mall are open for voting today. But this is cool:    

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John Noel’s South Georgia road trip: In Vidalia, running for the onions

Running with the onions: The Annual Vidalia Onion Festival is a thing you should see, like John @NoelForPSC did. Maybe next year! Runs the last weekend in April #Vidalia @Vidaliaonions1 Festival website: https://t.co/4JYaMOexxiRoad Trip blog post: https://t.co/p7eswi3Quj pic.twitter.com/wL9GejtVbz — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) May 5, 2018 John @NoelforPSC was sporting enough to take a local radio interview seconds after finishing the #VidaliaOnion Run 5K in 22:59. He's running. pic.twitter.com/yhLCF04RGG — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) May 5, 2018 John @NoelForPSC consoles a child who was upset he didn't win the #Vidalia Onion Run's 1K race. Read more about John's South Georgia campaign. https://t.co/iiXN7TLYKC pic.twitter.com/5ObKqDQcHx — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) May 5, 2018

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