In Georgia, Mitch Seabaugh Challenges Eric Johnson

    The Savannah Paper has a story on the challenge to Senator Johnson. A state senator from Sharpsburg wants Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson’s job, but Johnson isn’t saying whether he wants to keep it.Senate Republican Whip Mitch Seabaugh has told follow GOP senators he’ll seek the post the Savannah Republican has held since 2005. I’m a big fan of Eric Johnson. He has, more | Read More »

    Sonny Perdue Did Not Endorse Nancy Schaefer

    Nancy Schaefer in Georgia Senate District 50 sent out a mail piece claiming Governor Sonny Perdue endorsed her. Sonny told Martha Zoller this morning he did not endorse Senator Schaefer. From a Jim Butterworth press release: Concerning Schaefer’s mailer, the Governor Perdue said, “It was unfortunate. I have not had any conversation with either of the three candidates regarding any kind of endorsements. Some people | Read More »

    Is Broun Out of Money?

    Roll Call is reporting: Having nearly expended his annual office budget by midyear, sources said on Tuesday that Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be forced to seek assistance to manage the office’s day-to-day functions. At the same time, Broun’s office said it was unaware of any problems. According to Roll Call, the Congressman has spent nearly half of his $1.38 million office budget on letters, | Read More »

    Rick Goddard for GA-08

    More like this, please. — Erick The president stopped by yesterday afternoon to throw his weight behind the GOP’s effort to unseat Congressman Jim Marshall in the 8th Congressional District. At this point, I’m not so sure how much Bush’s presence helps any Republican candidate, but as the Telegraph points out, it’s pretty much become a tradition for the president to visit the 8th District | Read More »

    How the MSM Anti-Saxby Chambliss Narrative Will Start

    The anti-Chambliss meme will start slow. First the media will remind voters of the anti-Cleland ad Chambliss ran. You know the one. Everyone on the left claims it compared Cleland to Bin Laden, even though it didn’t. But the media will echo that sentiment. They’ll remind voters about how close the race was in all the polls. They go on the attack over Chambliss’s attacks. | Read More »

    If you don’t front-page that Cleland thing, Dan…

    …I will.

    Paul Broun as the “Accidental Congressman”

    I don’t often write blogs, or at least not as often as I probably should, but some things compel me to write down my thoughts. The primary in Georgia’s 10th congressional district is one such thing. First of all, let me start off by saying that I do not live in the 10th district. I am a soon-to-be college sophomore whose home is in Douglasville | Read More »

    Chris Huttman throws a solid punch in Georgia

    I think this is the best piece of political mail I’ve seen this year. Chris knows how to throw a solid punch. He’ll be a formidable Democrat against Jill Chambers, the Republican incumbent, in November. I have no doubt he is going to win. John McCain could learn a thing or two from Chris’s mail piece. Stick to the facts, but punch hard with the | Read More »

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    Georgia Primary Predictions

    Low turnout. Less than a third of Georgia’s registered voters are expected to go to the polls Tuesday for a primary election dominated by local races and a relatively low-profile statewide Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate. “I think turnout will be driven largely by local races,” said Secretary of State Karen Handel, who projected turnout at about 30 percent. Polls open from 7 a.m. | Read More »

    Deborah Honeycutt, BMW Direct, and a misunderstanding of direct mail programs

    A lot of Democrats are making a big deal out of this. Any conservative who has ever done a direct mail program is reading all the reports and scratching their head wondering what the big deal is. In fact, the only reason this is somewhat of a story is because the FEC has required a change in accounting methodology that now deepens the disclosure requirements | Read More »

    Did Rashad Taylor Pay Off Leonard Tate?

    Here’s a curious bit of news for Georgia House District 55. Rashad Taylor, yes same guy, is in a three way primary with Leonard Tate and Joel Alvarado. Now, the word on the street is that Tate is not really even putting up a fight at all. Now we know why. According to Rashad Taylor’s disclosure report, Taylor paid Tate a $400.00 “consulting fee” on | Read More »

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    Paul Broun Probably Should Not Have Gone There

    There are some things best left unsaid, but I sure am impressed he was willing to be this blunt. “It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t understand redemption and salvation and a changed life in accepting Jesus as lord and savior,” Broun said on WACG 90.7 FM in Augusta. “It’s not about religion but about a relationship with Jesus.” “Paul is wrong on that,” Fleming replied in | Read More »

    The Money Game in Georgia

    Here’s this from the Hotline: In advance of the 7/15 Dem primary, “new campaign finance disclosure reports” show the five hopefuls “battling to take on” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) “are trailing far behind” in raising funds comparable to Chambliss’s $4M “re-election warchest.”’06 LG nominee/atty/ex-state Rep. Jim Martin (D) “comes the closest,” with $329K CoH raised in “a nearly three month period” up to 6/25, while | Read More »

    Court Tosses Out Voter ID Lawsuit

    See here: A Fulton County judge ruled Friday that Georgia voters will have to present a photo ID when casting a ballot in Tuesday’s primary election, rejecting a motion by Democrats who argued the law could disenfranchise voters. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell ruled that the Democrats failed “to meet the legal standard” to block the state from requiring all in-person voters to | Read More »

    Eric Shanteau – Champion

    This is something else. Good on him for sticking to his dream, but I hope he is responsible and gets back to get treatment ASAP. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau, of Lilburn, is heading to Beijing with a startling diagnosis: He has cancer. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Shanteau said he learned just a week before the Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb., that | Read More »