Statewide media coverage for solar-powered Georgia PSC candidate John Noel

Unlike his opponents, Noel is running a statewide campaign for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission. Talking to farmers in Vidalia and city residents in Savannah, he’s hearing the same thing — people feel neglected by Atlanta politicians who don’t get out and listen to the people.  If they did, rural broadband and Georgia Power’s customer service would be bigger issues. One Toombs County onion farmer told John, “Politicians in Atlanta don’t care about anyone south of I-16.” His efforts have paid off with earned media coverage and new contacts. It’s important to have a running start at this November’s general election, and he’s the candidate with a base in rural Georgia to build on.   Click the links and take…

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Spalding County Democrats: John Noel left a note.

Insurance Commissioner Candidate Cindy Zeldin: “How many have seen your car rates skyrocket?” With early voting in full swing and only a few days left before the May 22 Democratic primary,  more than a dozen candidates for  for statewide posts and Congressional and State Senate seats showed up Monday evening to speak to about 80 Spalding County Democrats at the Welcome Center in Griffin. It was great to see the broad range of discussions and questions about vital issues we don’t hear about in horse-race coverage of political campaigns: tariffs on Georgia crops (Fred Swann), expanding expanding Medicaid (Cindy Zeldin), turning prisons into colleges (Richard Keatley), and testing, testing, testing (Sid Chapman). Dawn Randolph, candidate for Public Service Commission Post 5 (at-large…

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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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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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