Experience counts: Teresa Tomlinson’s record as Columbus mayor gives Democrats their best chance to beat David Perdue

As Columbus mayor, Tomlinson worked to make life better for citizens, soldiers, and veterans By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Unlike her six opponents in the June 9 Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Teresa Tomlinson has a record as an elected official, having served two terms as mayor of Columbus, Georgia. “I governed and I governed well,” she says on the campaign trail, both real and virtual. Coming into office in 2011 while Columbus was still in the throes of the Great Recession, the Emory Law School graduate says her major fiscal achievements were reforming and salvaging the city’s employee insurance and pension plans, thereby putting the city on firm financial footing. She’s also proud of criminal justice reforms she was able to make at…

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Teresa Tomlinson warns Democrats: Don’t blow chance to defeat Perdue

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Teresa Tomlinson likes to tell people, “I’ve won hard-fought elections.” Georgia’s 2020 Senate race is shaping up to be one of those. She’s made a strong case that she’s the candidate to beat Sen. David Perdue, and last weekend, she came out fighting, with an All Points Bulletin that warned of bad consequences for Democrats if Jon Ossoff is the nominee instead of her. Ossoff supporters may think this is an unwarranted attack. But it’s better to think of it as Tough Love from Team Tomlinson to Team Blue. Anyway, it’s not like she hasn’t said it before. Now she’s simply pointing out to everyone that Republicans want Ossoff to be the Democratic nominee. As the Cook Political…

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Ready to serve: Military support award highlights Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson’s credentials, qualifications

Above: Tomlinson puts on her St. Maurice medal, awarded for her support of the Infantry As Columbus mayor, Tomlinson worked to make life better for citizens, soldiers, and veterans By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Unlike her six opponents in the June 9 Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Teresa Tomlinson has a record as an elected official, having served two terms as mayor of Columbus, Georgia. “I governed and I governed well,” she says on the campaign trail, both real and virtual. Coming into office in 2011 while Columbus was still in the throes of the Great Recession, the Emory Law School graduate says her major fiscal achievements were reforming and salvaging the city’s employee insurance and pension plans, thereby putting the city on firm…

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Georgia Democrats: Teresa Tomlinson’s “drvie to do better”: John Noel ain’t having it with Georgia Power Utility disconnections

Above: “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.”–John Noel  (Website) Tweets of the day John Noel ain’t having it with Georgia Power’s heartlessness Georgia Power wants to resume disconnections?? You made $1.7 billion last year. A hundred year monopoly and ya can’t help out when the going gets tough? I got it. I got it. Folks, elect me and I’ll tell ‘em WE THE PEOPLE are their boss. https://t.co/Nx1Xi5OB4h pic.twitter.com/0uenZ6Ne34 — John Noel (@NewEnergyGuy) June 4, 2020 New day in deep-red Georgia? Hundreds protest in Peachtree City, Democrat Jill Prouty calls out MAGA candidates who “fail on…

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Georgia primary updates: PSC candidate John Noel’s town hall news; Teresa Tomlinson wins award for service to soldiers

Above: “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.”–John Noel  (Website) Senate Primary: Endorsements keep rolling in for Teresa Tomlinson By Jonathan Grant @Barmbleman Teresa Tomlinson’s surging U.S. Senate campaign received another big boost Monday with the endorsement of A.M.E. Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who presides over more than 500 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia. Jackson said, “Tomlinson possesses integrity, empathy, courage, and a heart for the people.” A former two-term mayor of Columbus, Tomlinson has lapped the Democrat field in gaining support from elected officials as well as community and civil rights leaders. She has twice as…

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I love a parade: Evans Road edition

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I took time off from working on an article about Teresa Tomlinson after I heard fire engine sirens.  Judy came to my office to tell me that there was a graduation parade for the neighborhood’s 2020 graduates, including fifth graders from Fvansdale Elecmentary, which is right up the street from our house—where our children attended, once upon a time. Of course, they graduated with full ceremonies, but thanks to this nasty plague, that’s off for this crop of kids. Anyway, I went outside and took pictures of the long line of cars and fire trucks coming down the street. Now, Brambleman is about Georgia politics, history, and other stuff. While I was taking the pictures, mainly because I…

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