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Archive for January, 2013

2014 Georgia U.S. Senate Race: Why Nathan Deal Should Run for it…

Bill Simon, Friday, January 25th, 2013

Rumors abound today that U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss has decided to retire at the end of his term in 2014, and not seek reelection. This Press release was sent out by the Office of Governor Deal: Office of Communications (404) 651-7774 Jan. 25, 2013 Deal: “Chambliss a statesman who has led on nation’s priorities.” Upon […]

DeKalb County & Sneaky Insider-Vendor Deals…?

PV, Thursday, January 17th, 2013

There is a big article on the AJC website today that details what appears to be some potentially dishonest dealings by DeKalb County’s CEO Burell Ellis and some vendors who have scored some sweet contract deals. You can get informed here: Vendors in DeKalb government probe earned millions Mentioned in this article are 6 private […]

Senator Jason Carter (D): Stupid is as Stupid proposes…

PV, Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

So, according to today’s Political Insider over at the AJC, Jim Galloway reports on what the agenda will be for the Senate Democrats. The most striking one to PV is Senator Jason Carter’s proposal to reduce the GPA eligibility requirement from a 3.0 GPA down to a 2.0 GPA in order to be granted a […]

2013 State Senate Passes $100 Gift Ban on Themselves. Crickets Heard Chirping in the State House

PV, Monday, January 14th, 2013

Georgia State Senate Passes Resolution to Limit Lobbyist Gifts ATLANTA (January 14, 2013) – The Georgia State Senate boldly passed a resolution on the first day of the 2013 legislative session that will amend the Senate Rules and cap gifts from any registered lobbyist or group of registered lobbyists at $100 per item, event or […]

Documentation of the Character of Brian Laurens

PV, Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

[Editor’s Note: the article below is a reprint extracted from a larger article published on this blog on September 8, 2011. The original, full story is available here] The Laurens Effect In this HD 43 race, there were originally 5 candidates who qualified: In alphabetical order, they are: Roy C. Barnes (not the former Governor) […]


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