Double trouble: Opponent Rhonda Taylor and residence challenge cast cloud over Rep. Vernon Jones’s re-election bid

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The residency challenge to Democratic State Rep. Vernon Jones hasn’t generated many headlines during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a big issue for DeKalb County and a serious threat to the legislator’s checkered political career, despite his claim that it’s “baseless and without merit.” Jones currently represents House District 91, which includes four precincts in the southeast corner of DeKalb, with most of its precincts in Rockdale, home to Democratic activist and veteran campaign worker Rhonda Taylor, Jones’s only challenger in the June 9 primary. Taylor ran against Jones in 2016 in a four-way race and forced a runoff, which Jones won with 54 percent of the vote to take his current seat. (He also served in the…

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Is Rep. Vernon Jones going to get kicked out of the Georgia House?

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The residency challenge to Democratic State Rep. Vernon Jones hasn’t generated many headlines during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a big issue for DeKalb County and a serious threat to the legislator’s checkered political career, despite his claim that it’s “baseless and without merit.” Jones currently represents House District 91, which includes four precincts in the southeast corner of DeKalb, with most of its precincts in Rockdale, home to Democratic activist and veteran campaign worker Rhonda Taylor, Jones’s only challenger in the June 9 primary. Taylor ran against Jones in 2016 in a four-way race and forced a runoff, which Jones won with 54 percent of the vote to take his current seat. (He also served in the…

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Georgia Sen. David Perdue can be beaten. Teresa Tomlinson is the one to do it.

Racking up endorsements: Teresa Tomlinson’s supporters include Amabassador Andrew Young, Sen. Max Cleland, Gov. Roy Barnes, Former GA Chief Justice Leah Sears, Hank and Billye Aaron, Former U.S. Rep. Buddy Darden, Atlanta City Council President Felcia Moore, Cathy Woolard, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz, and the National Organization of Women PAC, to name a few. Seriously, it’s not even close. Read more (Originally published March 3) By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Teresa Tomlinson has been at this for a while. She’s been working longer than any other candidate to unseat Sen. David Perdue. And harder, in her view. “No one will outhustle me,” she insists. Her resolve—call it “Georgia Gumption”—is paying off. She’s drawing big,…

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John Noel takes a second run for Georgia Public Service Commission–this time in joint campaign with Robert Bryant

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In addition to the Presidential election and two senatorial campaigns, Georgia has two Public Service Commission seats on statewide ballots this year. Here are a few of the issues we face: Plant Vogtle’s skyrocketing costs, green energy, coal ash, and energy equity. Not to mention the price we pay for utilities. So let’s not forget about them. I love Georgians. The grit. The energy. The determination to make the best even better. That's why I'm running for PSC; to give a voice to those determined to make it better. https://t.co/7fQ2BVtb6u #MeetJohn #NoelforPSC #Georgia pic.twitter.com/FBH1FE6Vle — John Noel (@NewEnergyGuy) March 29, 2020 Disclosure: This is my guy John, now living in Augusta, is running for the North Georgia PSC…

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Video: Teresa Tomlinson’s virtual town hall on Covid-19 & criminal justice in Georgia

Update You can watch Saturday’s virtual town hall by clicking the link in the tweet In case you missed this provocative and timely virtual panel discussion on the prison community and COVID-19 and prison reform.https://t.co/GTVUcUTu3L — Teresa Tomlinson (@teresatomlinson) March 29, 2020 From the Tomlinson campaign: TERESA TOMLINSON TO HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON COVID19’S EFFECT ON OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN GEORGIA Columbus, GA – Teresa Tomlinson, two-term mayor of Columbus and candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia will host a virtual town hall along with attorneys Gerald Griggs and Francys Johnson this Saturday, March 28, at 1:00 p.m EST. To register for today’s town hall, click here “The Coronavirus pandemic has shown a number of weaknesses in our systems and our criminal justice system is…

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Today @ 1 p.m.: Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson hosts virtual town hall on Covid-19 & criminal justice in Georgia

Update You can watch Saturday’s virtual town hall by clicking the link in the tweet In case you missed this provocative and timely virtual panel discussion on the prison community and COVID-19 and prison reform.https://t.co/GTVUcUTu3L — Teresa Tomlinson (@teresatomlinson) March 29, 2020 From the Tomlinson campaign: TERESA TOMLINSON TO HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON COVID19’S EFFECT ON OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN GEORGIA Columbus, GA – Teresa Tomlinson, two-term mayor of Columbus and candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia will host a virtual town hall along with attorneys Gerald Griggs and Francys Johnson this Saturday, March 28, at 1:00 p.m EST. To register for today’s town hall, click here “The Coronavirus pandemic has shown a number of weaknesses in our systems and our criminal justice system is…

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