In campaign email, John Noel takes a victory lap after last week’s PSC debate

Above: Just a few of the Women for Noel Georgia’s solar-powered PSC candidate must be feeling pretty good. He’s got Noelmentum, picking up endorsements and support all over Georgia while his opponents either don’t show up for the debate or for campaign appearances outside Atlanta. Meeting with Peach County Democrats at a statewide candidate forum in Fort Valley, John @NoelforPSC shows off place cards he made for his no-show opponents, who don't like to leave ATL. The only candidate running statewide, John's racking up endorsements, support across Georgia pic.twitter.com/LuuCQjNLW0 — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) May 7, 2018 Apparently they don’t have yard signs or Twitter accounts anymore, either. Oops! As for the debate: It’s clear to me that Lindy Miller didn’t lose last…

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No contest: Georgia’s solar-powered PSC candidate John Noel battles his no-show opponents

Meeting with Peach County Democrats at a statewide candidate forum in Fort Valley, Democratic Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel (appearing with Lt. Gov. candidate Triana Arnold James) points out the place cards he made for his no-show opponents, who don’t like to leave Atlanta. The only candidate running a statewide campaign, John’s racking up endorsements and support across Georgia. By the way, John’s a real Democrat.                           Here it is, in Twitter form. Feel free to RT! Meeting with Peach County Democrats at a statewide candidate forum in Fort Valley, John @NoelforPSC shows off place cards he made for his no-show opponents, who don't like to leave ATL. The only candidate…

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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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Georgia PSC candidate Lindy Miller’s voter registration problem hasn’t gone away

And then there’s this.  Update: On Friday, Lindy Miller posted a picture of herself with her family at the Decatur early voting station. If she didn’t vote on a provisional ballot, then it would appear that DeKalb’s Board of Elections staff has already decided in her favor in the challenge case–although the BOE director told me these cases are only decided by the full panel. If the mismatch on addresses was a clerical error, then the board should make quick work of dismissing the challenge May 29, and if so, unfortunate that it took four years to clear up. There’s an old saying in Southern politics: There is nothing so worthless it can’t at least be used as a bad example. Lindy…

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On the road with John Noel: Savannah’s historic First African Baptist Church

Savannah’s First African Baptist Church is a special place, thriving and historic, so I was excited about my visit on the next-to-last day of April. I was on the road with John Noel, who is running for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission, and he had scheduled a visit to the church during a three-day road trip. Due to over-scheduling and whatnot, we arrived late, in the middle of the service on a blue-skied Sunday morning. When we entered, the first thing I saw besides the ushers was a bunch of white folks sitting in back—tourists who slipped in and out, hoping to catch a little—but probably not a lot—of the history and spirit of the oldest black church in…

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