New day in deep-red Georgia? Hundreds protest in Peachtree City, Democrat Jill Prouty calls out MAGA candidates who “fail on social justice”

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Jill Prouty stepped outside the library she manages in Peachtree City on Tuesday, June 2, and observed a wondrous sight: Hundreds of people kneeling on the lawn of the City Hall complex. In the land of golf carts, they had marched to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Peachtree City Police Chief Janet Moon walked with them. It was as peaceful as peaceful could be. The hastily organized solidarity protest drew a crowd of 400 people, perhaps more. You can read local news coverage here. Lots of pictures. Many young people chanting “Black Lives Matter.” “It gave me chills,” said Prouty, who is also the Democratic candidate for Georgia House District 71 in Fayette and Coweta counties. “It…

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5.5% of voters (the base of the base of the base) elected Philip Singleton to Georgia House. See what he’s done with his “mandate”

Rep. Philip Singleton, media darling Stunt man: Georgia Rep. Philip Singleton may be ineffective, but he’s in your face The latest Georgias Stunt Man prays to MAGA for help on HB 915, his anti-sanctuary city bill. Spoiler alert: Clarkston mayor @tedterry1 recently pointed out, "Georgia has no sanctuary cities. This is a solution in search of a problem." #gapol. More on Rep. Singleton https://t.co/TzeRrCYZ3c pic.twitter.com/bcZr5YGNi8 — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) February 12, 2020 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman For a freshman legislator who won a low-turnout special election, Republican Philip Singleton of Sharpsburg (HD71) gets a lot of attention. Shortly after his contentious runoff victory, he bragged about it in the right-wing Washington Times. Before he took his oath of office, he decided to challenge…

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Stunt man: Georgia Rep. Philip Singleton may be ineffective, but he’s in your face

Rep. Philip Singleton, media darling Update Georgias Stunt Man prays to MAGA for help on HB 915, his anti-sanctuary city bill. Spoiler alert: Clarkston mayor @tedterry1 recently pointed out, "Georgia has no sanctuary cities. This is a solution in search of a problem." #gapol. More on Rep. Singleton https://t.co/TzeRrCYZ3c pic.twitter.com/bcZr5YGNi8 — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) February 12, 2020 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman For a freshman legislator who won a low-turnout special election, Republican Philip Singleton of Sharpsburg (HD71) gets a lot of attention. Shortly after his contentious runoff victory, he bragged about it in the right-wing Washington Times. Before he took his oath of office, he decided to challenge church-state separation by working with anti-abortion group Georgia Right to Life to install and publicize…

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Event: Democrat Jill Prouty’s campaign kickoff Tues., Jan. 28 in Peachtree City

Jill Prouty: Readers are leaders What: Democrat Jill Prouty’s 2020 campaign kickoff, Georgia House Distict 71 When: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Line Creek Brewing, 150 Huddleston Rd #300, Peachtree City, GA 30269 Note: Your $25 per person donation gets you one ticket to this private event which includes one craft beer, a delicious sub from Jersey Mike’s, and a tour of Line Creek Brewing! Join us for live musical entertainment punctuated by readings from some of Jill’s favorite books that illustrate her transformation from Republican to Democrat. Read more RSVP here  Or donate online today In announcing her campaign, Jill Prouty wrote: As many of you know, I was inspired to run for Georgia House District 71 last Fall…

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Racial dog-whistling a winning strategy in Georgia HD71 runoff

Above: screenshot from Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison’s Facebook page By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Army veteran and Tea Party favorite Philip Singleton took nearly 60 percent of the vote to win a Georgia House seat in Tuesday’s special election, defeating political newcomer and GOP establishment candidate Marcy Westmoreland Sakrison. Only 4,346 ballots were cast in the House District 71 special election runoff in eastern Coweta County and a small section of Peachtree City in Fayette. In Peachtree City, Singleton took 110 of only 167 votes cast. Sakrison started strong and faded early Sakrison, an educator and daughter of former Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, was considered the frontrunner early in the contest to serve out the unfinished term of David Stover, who resigned his…

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Special elections are tough, especially the day after a holiday

Jill Prouty did Dems proud and ran a great race in Georgia House District 71, winning Fayette with 50% plus, but GOP turnout in Coweta (most of the district) was higher. So it’s Singleton vs. Sakrison in the runoff, a choice between bad and just as bad. Dems had high turnout in 2017 specials, not since. Democrats need to build infrastructure out in state. See results

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