Voters in Georgia do not trust the political establishment in Georgia right now. What compounds this is that I get the sense much of the political establishment in Georgia holds the citizens in contempt. They just won’t do as they are told. The T-SPLOST fell victim to this conundrum. The Georgia Legislature, in the past four years, has decided that instead of voting to cut | 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 »
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 »
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 »
Getting a Handel on why endorsements are a big Deal
Once again, it looks like endorsements are driving a primary. John Oxendine had taken to the air in Georgia and regained a decent lead (or as decent as you’ll get in a huge multi-way affair*), but now that Newt Gingrich endorsed Nathan Deal and Sarah Palin endorsed Karen Handel, the Ox is back in third.
, Eric Johnson
, John Oxendine
, Karen Handel
, Nathan Deal
, Newt Gingrich
, Rasmussen Reports
, Sarah Palin
Leadership and Loss
“Leaders … just make a realistic assessment. And that assessment becomes very simple: John Oxendine must be destroyed either to get a chance to compete against Karen Handel or for the good of the party.” Down in Georgia, former Congressman Nathan Deal tried very hard to make immigration his issue. Trying his best to spin more than a decade in Washington as a plus in | Read More »
Tied in Georgia
John Oxendine has long held the lead on the Republican side of the Georgia primary for Governor, but if InsiderAdvantage’s poll for WSB is accurate, that has changed. It’s tied says this poll, and Karen Handel made it one.
One month out for the Georgia Republicans
Roy Barnes seems to have his party’s nomination sewn up for Governor of Georgia, but the Republicans have seven names on the ballot, with three over double figures. SurveyUSA took a look. Barnes is well over 50 for the Democrats, but a runoff appears certain for the Republicans. The only question is which two will make it?