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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Take that, Scarlett O’Hara: The tale of Tunis Campbell is the true story of Georgia Reconstruction

Tunis G. Campbell, Sr. Georgia Black Reconstruction Leader By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In 1861, a 49-year-old black abolitionist named Tunis G. Campbell, Sr., walked into a recruiter’s office in New York City and attempted to enlist in the Union Army. Like all African-Americans in the war’s early stages, he was rejected as unfit on the basis of his race. Campbell, a well-educated restaurateur, baker, and published author, didn’t give up. He wrote a letter to President Lincoln outlining a self-improvement plan for freed slaves after the war. As a result, he was sent to Union-occupied Hilton Head, S.C., to work with General Rufus Saxton. In 1865, Campbell—a tall, imposing man who dressed formally and wore spectacles—was appointed military governor of five Georgia…

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Download Georgia State Election Board proposed rules and Democratic response

Contents: Links to proposed rules; Democratic Party of Georgia’s response to proposed rules with supporting documents, Jan. 22 meeting agenda   Rules Proposed for Adoption by the State Election Board Jan. 22 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-6 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-12  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-13  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-14 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-15  Democratic Party of Georgia response For Immediate Release Date: January 14, 2020   DPG Releases Public Comment on State Election Board Proposed Rules ATLANTA – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection team shared the DPG’s comments and revisions to the State Election Board’s Proposed Rules for the administration of Georgia elections, including administration of new voting machines. DPG…

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Success Story: Columbus GA celebrates euthanasia-free year under program Teresa Tomlinson started

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman One of the Georgia Democrats running to unseat Sen. David Perdue in 2020 is not like the others. That’s because Teresa Tomlinson has a long track record of public service as the two-term mayor of Columbus. One of her efforts yielded success during her term, but the full effect came to pass in the year after she left office, reports WRBL.com: Columbus Animal Care and Control center is celebrating an entire year without having to euthanize any animals to make space. The center says they saw a decrease in euthanasia rates after former Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s Save A Pet Program. It took effect almost 10 years ago. The innovative program was recognized at the time. Tomlinson’s website notes…

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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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Georgians who think Trump should have been impeached years ago may have their candidate: Teresa Tomlinson

Link to video on Facebook or Twitter 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…

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