Teresa Tomlinson’s 159-county plan to beat David Perdue sounds like a winner

Heart of the Resistance: Tomlinson addresses packed house in GA06 (Dunwoody) By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Georgia’s status as a 2020 presidential battleground and its two Senate races make it arguably the most crucial state on the electoral map. While we know nothing yet about retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson’s replacement, Gov. Brian Kemp is taking applications, subject to approval by President Trump. Feeling lucky? Take a shot! Hey, Georgia! @GovKemp is huntin' for a U.S. Senator. You can't get the job if you don't try! Apply today: https://t.co/z9m972kR9m pic.twitter.com/N348IIcpOQ — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) September 18, 2019 Then there’s the other Senate race–more consequential, since it’s for a full six-year term. Whoever wins the special election to replace Isakson must run again in 2022.…

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Teresa Tomlinson’s 159-county plan to beat David Perdue sounds like a winner

Heart of the Resistance: Tomlinson addresses packed house in GA06 (Dunwoody) By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Georgia’s status as a 2020 presidential battleground and its two Senate races make it arguably the most crucial state on the electoral map. While we know nothing yet about retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson’s replacement, Gov. Brian Kemp is taking applications, subject to approval by President Trump. Feeling lucky? Take a shot! Hey, Georgia! @GovKemp is huntin' for a U.S. Senator. You can't get the job if you don't try! Apply today: https://t.co/z9m972kR9m pic.twitter.com/N348IIcpOQ — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) September 18, 2019 Then there’s the other Senate race–more consequential, since it’s for a full six-year term. Whoever wins the special election to replace Isakson must run again in 2022.…

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Rep. Lucy McBath nixes Senate run, says she’ll run for 2nd term in Gerogia’s Sixth District

Update–Sept. 19, 2019 From the AJC:  WASHINGTON — Freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath ruled out a bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, telling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’s focused on winning a second term in one of the country’s most competitive House districts. National Democratic leaders had been aggressively courting McBath to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, and she would have been considered the party’s top contender should she have entered the contest.  Read more Original Post — Sept. 8, 2019 By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 250 people packed the house for Sixth District Rep. Lucy Bath’s Sunday town hall at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. State Rep. Josh McLaurin, who represents the area in the General Assembly,…

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DeKalb Board of Elections: What if they held a meeting and everybody came?

Cindy Thomas (center, in orange) prepares to fight challenge to her candidacy Correction/clarification: The actions taken by the board regarding the Decatur voter purges were two 5-0 votes to reconsider the purges, but the board did not reverse them—during discussion, the issue was rendered moot because voters in question had changed their registration. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Thursday’s DeKalb Board of Elections meeting was epic, and not only because it lasted nearly two hours. In addition to normal business, the session featured a political soap opera, a dramatic exit by an outraged bureaucrat, and a reversal of a botched voter purge at the August meeting. That last matter was punctuated with a rant by the board’s hypersensitive chairman about the bad publicity…

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Abrams Playbook makes Georgia top target for Dems in 2020

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In the past, Georgia has not received top-tier attention or funding in presidential races. Due to demographic changes and her remarkably close finish in the 2018 gubernatorial race, Stacey Abrams wants to change that. She’s pushing Georgia to national Democrats as their best 2020 investment opportunity in her just-released Abrams Playbook (see below). It lays out a blueprint/game plan for campaigns to build on her 2018 successes to turn Georgia Blue. In her opening letter, Abrams argues: “When analyzing next year’s political landscape and electoral opportunities, any less than full investment in Georgia would amount to strategic malpractice.” The Abrams team does an excellent job laying out a case for treating Georgia like a must-win battleground state, and…

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She’s running–but for what?

Update–Sept 19, 2019 From the AJC:  WASHINGTON — Freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath ruled out a bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, telling The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she’s focused on winning a second term in one of the country’s most competitive House districts. National Democratic leaders had been aggressively courting McBath to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, and she would have been considered the party’s top contender should she have entered the contest.  Read more By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman About 250 people packed the house for Sixth District Rep. Lucy Bath’s Sunday town hall at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs. State Rep. Josh McLaurin, who represents the area in the General Assembly, gave McBath a stirring introduction, and…

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