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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Early Voting UPDATE: DeKalb drops two advance voting sites, more than a dozen precinct polling stations will be closed June 9

Latest Update  DeKalb scrambles to move 19 polling places in response to Covid-19 pandemic Revised Early Voting Sites and Hours By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Several normal poll locations will be unavailable for the primary, and the situation remains in flux due to the Covid-19 pandemic because the buildings are closed. At Thursday’s DeKalb Board of Elections virtual meeting, Elections Director Erica Hamilton informed board members that 14 precinct poll locations will be unavailable for voting on June 9. More closures are possible. There will be a special called meeting on Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss further possible changes and preparations. Click here for details on how to observe and make public comments. In addition, advance voting locations have been…

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AME Bishop Reginald Jackson, leader in movement to pass hate crimes bill, endorses Teresa Tomlinson for Senate

Bishop sets news conference in Brunswick on hate-crimes law  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 many endorsements as her major competitor, onetime Congressional candidate Jon Ossoff, and more than the other six Democrats in the race combined. She is also leading Democrats in in-state donations, with a $400K edge…

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Vernon Jones isn’t happy with my coverage of him. Here’s some more.

  If he isn’t eligible to run in District 91, how can he keep his House seat? Did Jones duck the issue when he quit the race? Jonathan Grant @Brambleman So this happened. I just got a comment on most recent post about Rep. Vernon Jones from the man himself. In the comment section of “Man overboard! In midst of residence challenge, Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones jumps to Trump,“ Jones wrote: To the author of this fake news, there are So many errors in your story. It’s called reckless journalism. For example, (c)all Robin McDonald and ask if my Buckhead address was in DeKalb or Fulton county? Unless you are not to lazy to check for yourself! You are just part of…

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