Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Politicians, Republicans especially, are scrambling for position to replace Saxby Chambliss.
Republican 10th District U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is running for Senate in 2014. So is Republican 1st District U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. And Republican 11th District U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey. But Republican Tom Price, who represents the 6th District, announced Friday that he's not. Which might open the door for former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a pal of Price's, who said in a statement last week that she'd end the suspense "in the very near future." Meanwhile, John Barrow, the only white Democrat from the Deep South in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced recently that he won't seek the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Which might mean tough 2014 sledding for Democrats, who have yet to put forth a …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
State Sen. Curt Thompson to be joined at meeting by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and State Rep. Pedro Marin to discuss bill slated to be introduced in U.S. Senate.
Tuesday, April 2
State Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker, will be joined by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-GA, and State Rep. Pedro Marin, D-Duluth, at a Town Hall Meeting in Norcross Thursday, April 4, to discuss a proposed immigration reform bill slated to be introduced in the U.S. Senate. The meeting is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. at Iglesia Centro Cristiano Monte Sinai, 1 Micromeritics Dr. (Clyde Orr Drive), in Norcross. Thompson will be available for a brief Q&A session following the discussion. Sen. Curt Thompson serves as chairman of the Special Judiciary Committee. He represents the 5th Senate District, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. He may be reached at 404-463-1318 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 …