Friday, February 8, 2013
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10) announced his candidacy or the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Chambliss has said he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Friday, February 8
Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D., (GA-10) officially announced Wednesday that he will be seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2014. He released the following statement at a rally in Atlanta. “When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, and then again into the House of Representatives, I swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Out-of-control spending has become our nation’s enemy. “I’ll be the only candidate in this race whose first priority is to stop the runaway spending in Washington D.C. I’ve sponsored more legislation to reduce spending than any other Member of Congress from this state. “Georgians aren’t interested in labels or affiliation, they’re interested in solutions. And that begins by …
Friday, January 25, 2013
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss blamed frustration with Washington, a lack of leadership in the White House and gridlock in the Senate for his decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Friday, January 25
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-A) announced Friday (Jan. 25) that he will not be seeking a third term in Congress in 2014. According to The Washington Post, Chambliss said his decision was based on his frustration with Washington and not because he feared defeat in a primary. He reportedly said, in fact, that he was confident he would have won re-election. “Instead, this is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health,” Chambliss is reported as saying. “The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Some residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of Democratic President Barack …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett County's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wilbanks' statement on Charter Schools Amendment says Georgia "has become our opponent in the all-important work of educating the state’s children."
Gwinnett Schools Supt. Alvin Wilbanks has issued a statement expressing disappointment that Georgia voters passed the Charter Schools Amendment on Tuesday (November 6). The state's voters, by a strong majority, approved Amendment One, which allows for state officials to approve publicly funded charter schools, without the permission of local school boards. Wilbanks' statement said the amendment "is not in the best interest of students and public education in this state." How do you feel about the Charter Schools Amendment passing? Do you feel the Gwinnett system should remain the sole authority for charter schools in this county? Share your thoughts in the comments below. "We are disappointed that with the passage of Amendment 1 the state…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Patch editors covered Election Day in Gwinnett County from 7 a.m. throughout the day.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here's a replay of how Gwinnett County Patch editors covered Election Day on Thursday. To see more coverage, click on the links below. Buford | Dacula | Duluth | Lawrenceville | Lilburn | Loganville/Grayson| Norcross | Peachtree Corners | Snellville | Suwanee 7:10 p.m. — From Lawrenceville Patch: Angel Pritchett, 21, voted for the first time at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. "It feels pretty good to come and hopefully make a difference," said Pritchett. "I just felt like it was my duty to [vote]." 6:40 p.m. — From Lawrenceville Patch: Voting at Lawrenceville Baptist Church trickled to single digits by 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before the polls close. 6:30 p.m. — Dacula Patch columnist: There is more to do after Election Day. 6:15 p.m…
Congressman Rob Woodall, State Rep. Pedro Marin and District III Gwinnett Board of Education member Dr. Mary Kay Murphy retain their posts in races of interest to Duluth.
Three incumbents defeated challengers in local races of interest to Duluth in Tuesday’s General Election. Incumbent District 96 State Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Duluth, Georgia’s highest ranking Latino Democrat, won re-election to a sixth term. Marin received 6,773 votes (55 percent) compared to 5,524 votes (45 percent) received by Republican Mark Williams of Duluth. Marin supporters gathered at his campaign headquarters in Norcross Tuesday night to watch election returns. Williams, his family and friends awaited election results at Augusta’s Restaurant at the Georgia Trail golf facility in Duluth. Marin has more than 25 years executive experience in both the private and non-profit sector. He serves on the Banks and Banking Committee, the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …