Tag Archives: campaign contributions

Political Notes – Isakson raises another $1.39 million for Senate race

Sen. Johnny Isakson continues to expand his campaign war chest in advance of the 2016 elections . . .

Tags: ADL , Bruce Bowers , campaign contributions , Confederate flag , Johnny Isakson , Lewis Massey

Should the AJC practice what it preaches on transparency and disclosure?

The owners of Georgia’s largest newspaper have made substantial contributions to Sen. Jason Carter in the governor’s race — but that hasn’t been reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . .

Tags: Anne Cox Chambers , Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Brian Robinson , campaign contributions , Cox Enterprises , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Kevin Riley , newspaper disclaimers , William Perry

Deal leads the race for money in governor’s race

Gov. Nathan Deal has more than $4 million in the bank for his Republican primary campaign; Sen. Jason Carter has $1.3 million for his race . . .

Tags: campaign contributions , David Pennington , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , John Barge , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – UGA cancels lecture, but may have raised campus truthfulness level

The federal government shutdown causes the cancellation of a speech by a top Obama administration official at the University of Georgia; Speaker David Ralston’s lawyer says the ethics commission can’t legally ask the speaker for information . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , campaign contributions , David Ralston , Doug Chalmers , James Clapper , malpractice lawsuits , NSA data collection , Rick Jackson , State Ethics Commission

Gingrey, Kingston, Price have huge warchests for Senate campaign

The Republican congressmen running for Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat will have plenty of money to spend on their campaigns . . .

Tags: campaign contributions , Jack Kingston , John Barrow , Paul Broun , Phil Gingrey , Tom Price , U.S. Senate race

Hospital that Williams championed names him to board of directors

Sen. Tommie Williams, who pushed for legislation that enabled CTCA to build a hospital in Newnan, has been named to the hospital’s board of directors . . .

Tags: campaign contributions , certificate of need , CTCA , lobbyists expenditures , Tommie Williams

Pro T-SPLOST group says it raised nearly $7 million

T-SPLOST promoters in Metro Atlanta say they’ve raised nearly $7 million for their campaign . . .

Tags: campaign contributions , T-SPLOST

It’s legal, but is it right?

Some recent votes on the Georgia Public Service Commission draw attention to the issue of campaign finance and the influence of contributions on official actions . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: campaign contributions , Georgia Power , Stan Wise , Troutman Sanders

‘Honest graft’ and Georgia politics

For all of the focus on what lobbyists spend to entertain legislators, people are losing sight of where the real money is made in Georgia politics — campaign contributions . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: campaign contributions , David Ralston , Don Balfour , George Washington Plunkitt , honest graft , lobbyists , Stan Wise

Politicians accept favors because the voters let them

Why is everyone getting so exercised about Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle accepting a junket from a bunch of lobbyists? It’s not like this doesn’t happen every year with dozens of legislators . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: campaign contributions , Casey Cagle , CTCA , David Ralston , freebies , Glenn Richardson , junkets , lobbyists , Tommie Williams