Tag Archives: Ellis Black

Corporate coalition supporting Murphy in legislative runoff battle

State Sen. Jack Murphy tries to fend off another tea party-backed challenger in his Forsyth County Senate race, one of several legislative seats that will be decided in Tuesday’s runoffs . . .

Tags: Ellis Black , Jack Murphy , Legislative elections , Michael Williams

Black switches chambers (but not parties) to run for Senate

Rep. Ellis Black, a 14-year veteran of the Georgia House, will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Golden . . .

Tags: Ellis Black , state senate , Tim Golden

Golden is the latest party switcher

Sen. Tim Golden of Valdosta joins the parade of party switchers, abandoning the Democrats to join the Republicans . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , Casey Cagle , Ellis Black , party switchers , Tim Golden

Political Notes: Black, Carter switch parties

As had long been speculated, Reps. Ellis Black and Amy Carter switch to the Republican Party in the Georgia House of Representatives . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Amy Carter , David Ralston , Ellis Black , Georgia House Republicans

Political Notes: There will be growth, slowly

Georgia will continue to see revenue growth this fiscal year, but it will be modest, according to Georgia State University’s chief economic forecaster; Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss say they will go along with a prohibition on earmarks — unless they happen to need an earmark to pay for dredging the Savannah River harbor . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , earmarks , Ellis Black , Georgia economy , Johnny Isakson , Rajeev Dhawan , Savannah River harbor , Saxby Chambliss

Waiting for the next shoes to drop

Still waiting to see if any other Democrats — such as Ellis Black or Amy Carter — decide to switch parties . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Amy Carter , Christ , Democratic party switches , Ellis Black