Flipping Georgia: Democrat Teresa Tomlinson’s plan to beat David Perdue takes gumption

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman First of all, let’s not forget the possibilities here. Georgia’s status as a 2020 presidential battleground and its two Senate races make it arguably the most crucial state on the electoral map. Both seats are in play, and both incumbents are vulnerable. Kelly Loeffler goes deplorable early and often Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who has spent her short time in office pledging loyalty to all things Trump and ignoring evidence in the president’s impeachment trial, still doesn’t know if she’ll draw major GOP opposition in the November jungle primary. The fact that she furiously trying to colled MAGA creditss shows she’s scared. It’s working, though. She got a retweet from the president, althoughshe had to RT another senator tweeting…

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In Athens, Mokah Johnson’s people-powered campaign takes root

Supporters at Athens MLK Day Parade (photo courtesy of @MokahforGeorgia By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Mokah Jasmine Johnson is an activist’s activist—so much so that she’s hard to keep up with. Saturday, she announced her campaign for the Georgia House of Represntatives. Monday, she was overseeing the Athens MLK Day Parade. And Tuesday night, the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections member sent a ripple through the election security crowed–and a message to Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office, which has been stumbling through the rollout for the state’s new voting system. When I say people … This started out as a campaign announcement story, but it turns out to be about something and someone special. Mokah for Georgia, y’all. This is how she greeted…

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Georgia’s new Sen. Kelly Loeffler doesn’t know what she’s talking about, but that won’t stop her

Note: I’m collecting lies for a Georgia edition of Lies and the Lying Liars who Lie them. Send them to me! Especially valuable: GOP mailers, like this smear on Rep. Josh McLaurin that got the Georgia Republican party sued for libel. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Recently, Rep. Doug Collins said Democrats were in love with terrorists and was forced to  apologize for his wrongful nonsense. Impeached for Life President Trump, never one to miss a chance to go even lower—and who never apologizes—followed that up by retweeting a picture of Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dressed in Iranian garb by an Iranian flag.That’s some serious third-grade level taunting. Trump was roundly condemned, but #MAGA cheered him on,…

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Impeachment, Georgia Edition

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Teresa Tomlinson has released a video on impeachment. It’s worth noting that not only was she the first candidate to come out against Trump sycophant David Perdue, but she was also the first to speak out publicly on impeachment–in 2018, before her announcement, when she was still mayor of Columbus. She’s also said her belief in the need for Congress to investigate of President Trump’s wrongful activities dates back to his strange support of a blockade of U.S. ally Qatar in 2017. Calling for impeachment may seem like a no-brainer and not particularly unusual for a Democratic candidate for federal office, but many were reluctant to come on board. For her stance, Tomlinson earned praise as “The…

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Georgia Rep. Philip Singleton needs to go–and he isn’t even there yet. Democrat Jill Prouty is determined to defeat him.

Above: Singleton shooting at stuff Democrat Jill Prouty is running in 2020 to defeat Singleton. Read more about her and follow her on Facebook or Twitter, or better yet,  donate to her campaign. Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Georgia House District 71 isn’t on Democrats’ target list for 2020, but it should be. The south metro suburban area is now represented (and I use this term loosely) by Philip Singleton a paleoconservative culture warrior. In October’s contentious, race-baiting special election runoff  Singleton soundly defeated establishment candidate Marcy Sakrison, daughter of  former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Bear in mind, however, that turnout was low. Fewer than 2,600 of HD71’s registered voters–or about 5.5%–put Singleton in office. In apparent defiance of the old-school rule for freshman legislators…

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Recuse yourselves! Teresa Tomlinson calls on Perdue, Loeffler to step back from impeachment case they’ve prejudged

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman As a lawyer, Teresa Tomlinson takes the Constitution seriously, and she doesn’t shy away from the impeachment debate. In a recent interview in her Columbus campaign office, she talked about the Founding Fathers, and how they set up the impeachment process as a safeguard against tyranny. She’s even tweeted out a Twitter treatise on Federalist Paper 66. She doesn’t want to see it as a political process, but as a Constitutional remedy to bad actors and demagogues in the White House. But it’s hard, if not impossible, to take the politics out of politics, as the old saying goes. In June, she said that House Democrats had a “duty” to begin impeachment hearings against Trump, regardless of…

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