Live from Macon, GA: My Take on the Georgia Senate Race
Here in Middle Georgia, fresh from making buttermilk peach ice cream from a fresh crop of Georgia peaches to go with my wife’s homemade pound cake, comes word that Republicans are worried about Georgia. With this article circulating from The Hill about the state of the GOP primary in Georgia, more folks have emailed asking for my thoughts. I’ve put them off to let the | Read More »
Karen Handel on Komen vs. Planned Parenthood
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Karen Handel to discuss her new book detailing the controversial canceling of grants to Planned Parenthood, the involvement of both Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Karl Rove in the matter, and what ultimately drove Komen’s decision to cave.
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Karen Handel Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?
Karen Handel was the second candidate, behind Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, to get a RedState endorsement in 2009 at our first RedState Gathering. This year, she will join us in Jacksonville. Karen was the Secretary of State of Georgia before running for Governor of that state. She didn’t make it in that race, but went on to the Susan G. Komen Foundation where she | Read More »
Karen Handel resigns from the Komen Foundation
Former Georgia Secretary of State and friend of RedState Karen Handel has resigned from the Komen foundation in the wake of the left-wing outcry over the future of the organization’s funding of Planned Parenthood. According to LifeNews, “Komen initially decided in December to revise its grant-making process to funds grants to agencies that provide direct health services for women — which would eliminate Planned Parenthood since | Read More »
Deal in Georgia
While we can question the wisdom of putting Nathan Deal up against Roy Barnes, that’s what Republicans decided in Georgia last night and we’ll respect their decision. The Deal campaign ran a great runoff. The Handel camp ran a textbook runoff race, but came up about 2500 votes short. This morning I’m told Karen Handel will be conceding the race. Republicans will now unite to | Read More »
Handel leads ahead of tomorrow’s runoff
From Unlikely Voter: Mason Dixon polled the Georgia Republican primary for Governor for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership, to see who might face Roy Barnes in November. With the runoff tomorrow, it’s looking good for Karen Handel as she leads Nathan Deal, despite the problems we’ve seen with primary polling this year.
Handel vs. Deal
In my newspaper column today I make clear I am sticking with Karen Handel in the Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary. This is the silliest thing. It is virtually unheard of for a candidate going into a runoff with a greater than ten point lead to lose the runoff. Nathan Deal, in the midst of a federal grand jury investigation of his business conduct, is throwing | Read More »
Why a Federal Grand Jury Could Put Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion in Democrat Hands
“With dissatisfaction toward Washington at an all time high, the Georgia GOP might want to think carefully before choosing a 20 year Washington insider under a federal investigation as its horse on which to ride into November.” I mentioned this article yesterday. A federal grand jury is asking questions about Nathan Deal’s business deals (pun intended). Deal, for his part, says he is not the | Read More »
Georgia Congressman Claims He Didn’t Know Much About Planned Parenthood Before Voting to Give Them Money
The other day I noted that Congressman Nathan Deal, back in 1993, voted to explicitly fund abortions via Planned Parenthood. I was wrong. The vote was to implicitly allow Planned Parenthood to fund abortions. As Congressman Deal explained Monday night: Politicians who vote to give your money to abortion providers can spin it anyway they like, but taxpayer dollars for one service frees up money | Read More »
Join Sarah Palin & RedState: Support Karen Handel
Sarah Palin and RedState have joined together to endorse Karen Handel for Governor of Georgia. Karen is in a nasty runoff fight with a man who has been both a Democrat and a Republican in Washington for twenty years. Today word comes that Karen’s runoff opponent, former Congressman Nathan Deal, is under a federal investigation for his attempts to force the State of Georgia to | Read More »
Federal Grand Jury Is Investigating Former Congressman Nathan Deal
Nathan Deal and Karen Handel are locked in a nasty runoff fight for Governor in Georgia. Today comes word from the Atlanta Journal that a federal grand jury is investigating Nathan Deal. It doesn’t sound good. The AJC reported in August 2009 that Deal personally intervened with [Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart] Graham and other state leaders to protect an obscure state program that earned his | Read More »
Does Georgia Right to Life Now Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research?
I am guessing Dan Becker and Georgia Right to Life are just fine and dandy with embryonic stem cell research. They don’t like Karen Handel funding cervical cancer screenings, but they love them some Nathan Deal despite his support for a Henry Waxman backed piece of legislation funneling $500 million to the abortion industry explicitly for abortions. Well, Nathan Deal also signed on to NANCY | Read More »
Georgia Right To Life Supports Candidate Who Voted For Abortion Funding
Hypocrisy, thy name is Georgia Right to Life. Today, Georgia Right to Life attacked Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel for funding Planned Parenthood when Handel chaired the Fulton County Commission in Georgia. The funding had actually been approved before Handel got there and the money was designated for cancer screenings with Planned Parenthood doing the cancer screenings instead of the county. You can read more | Read More »
Georgia Right To Life crosses the line in criticism of Karen Handel
From the diaries by Erick. Georgia Right To Life has taken issue with Karen Handel‘s candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Georgia Governor’s race, but Handel isn’t taking it lying down. In a release yesterday on their website, GRTL took direct aim at Handel over funding the Fulton County Commission provided to Planned Parenthood. Mrs. Karen Handel is not pro-life, regardless of her statements to the contrary | Read More »
Handel alone in first in a messy race
As we cross past midnight in Georgia, it becomes primary election day in that state. So let’s look at one more poll of the Republican side of the Governor’s race. There’s almost certainly going to be a primary runoff, but with three credible candidates and two spots, somebody’s going to be left out when the music stops. According to Mason Dixon the one left out | Read More »