Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

Political Vine: The Insider's Source on Georgia Politics

The Political Vine is the home of political news, satire, rants, and rumors.

GA HD 80: Catherine Bernard vs. Mike Jacobs

Bill Simon, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

My copy of the 3rd edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of The English Language (published in 1992…yeah, a “real book” to you digitally-connected upstarts) defines “courage” according to the following definition: “The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution.” With […]

Say What You Want…But Roy Barnes Has More CLASS Than Nathan Deal

PV, Friday, May 20th, 2011

From Jim Galloway’s Political Insider column: When newly re-elected state GOP chairman Sue Everhart arrived home from an out-of-town trip on Wednesday, she found a sizeable bouquet of flowers on her porch. There was a card attached, which read: “I couldn’t beat Nathan Deal, but you did.” It was signed, “Your friend, Roy.” Democrat Roy […]

What Next Is Going To Come Out Tricia Pridemore’s Bag of Tricks?

PV, Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Rumor has it that though Sue Everhart‘s name was printed on the program of last week’s “Celebrate Georgia/Governor’s Ball” event, Sue was, in fact, not sent an invitation. This is what PV knows: We know Sue was NOT sent an invitation because she told us that she never received the invite. Had she been invited, […]

Did you know (all) this about Sue Everhart?

PV, Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Did you know this about Sue Everhart? by longtime Georgia grassroots activist Toria Morgan Part 1: As Chairman of the State Party As GaGOP chairman, Sue Everhart held GRASSROOTS TRAINING. In addition to on-going training for the District Chairmen, State Committee Members and County Chairmen, in May of 2010 she held a weekend Republican Round-Up […]

The Right to A Private Ballot

Bill Simon, Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Let’s Clear The Air On This One Issue I’ve received some emails in the past few weeks from some people who claim that Tricia Pridemore is against having a secret (or “private ballot”) held at the State Convention in Macon in the election for state party chair. Since I know differently about this one issue, […]

MEMORANDUM TO: Georgia State Convention Delegates & Alternates

Bill Simon, Monday, April 25th, 2011

RE: Quid pro quo for your vote for Tricia Pridemore? Dear Delegates & Alternates, According to my sources, some former Sue Everhart supporters have now, under “intense pressure”, switched their vote to supporting Tricia Pridemore. “Intense pressure” is what they are rumored to have described the phone calls they received from the Governor that caused […]

Georgia Women Leading Political Parties

Randy Evans, Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Chair Sue Everhart’s Georgia Republican Party
coordinated 700,000 volunteer phone calls, distributed 100,000 yard signs and 300,000 door hangers,
sent 103 mail pieces, made 34 television buys, trained 250 activist leaders, and visited 25 cities as part
of the Real Jobs for Georgia Bus Tour. To make all of that happen, Sue Everhart and her finance team
raised millions of dollars.

MEMO TO: Georgia GOP Convention Delegates & Alternates

Bill Simon, Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Dear Georgia GOP State Convention Delegates & Alternates, Congratulations on your success so far, and welcome to the world of Georgia Republican Party politics. If you’ve read this edition this far, I presume you would be interested in knowing a few facts about one of the candidates for State Party Chair: Tricia Pridemore. Tricia has […]

Letter To The PV Editor

politicalvine, Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dear PV, Lets get real with the Republican faithful. Last Saturday I attended the State Committee meeting in Fayetteville. I have been on the State Committee for 19 years but my Republican efforts go much back longer than that. I was privileged to work on the Nixon vs. Kennedy election in 1960. The workings of […]

Setting The Record Straighter About Tricia Pridemore-Part 2

PV, Saturday, March 26th, 2011

In the PV article titled Political Astroturf: The Truth About Tricia Pridemore & Justin Tomczak, we brought-up Tricia’s repeated, documented inconsistencies in her “life story” of “grassroots activism” for Republicans. She responded to that with an e-mail claiming to “set the record straight.” In that e-mail, she claimed the following: “Unfortunately, this past weekend my […]

The Whacky World of the 2011 Georgia GOP State Chairman’s Race

PV, Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Introduction Welcome to the inaugural edition of “WTF is Going On In The Georgia State GOP Chairman’s Race???” Truthfully, we thought our opening issue would have a completely different flavor to it. Something…way more sedate than this issue. But, thanks to a few true, bonafide idiots in the Henry County Republican world, we cannot pass-up […]

Sue Everhart’s the One for Building A Long Lasting Grassroots Majority

PV, Friday, March 18th, 2011

From Sue Everhart’s Press Release dated March 18, 2011 In May, Georgia Republicans will gather in Macon to select our leadership for the next two years. Last weekend, the Delegates and Alternates that will determine the Georgia Republican Party’s future were selected during the County Conventions. Our state has been extremely successful in recent years, […]


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