Tag Archives: Georgia Republicans

Political Notes – This isn’t the first time Republicans have been peeved with Deal

Republican Party activists, once again, are unhappy about Gov. Nathan Deal, this time over his veto of the ‘religious liberty’ bill . . .

Tags: Georgia Republicans , Harriet Tubman , Jim Barksdale , John Lewis , Mohawk Industries , Nathan Deal , religious liberty

Padgett reelected as state GOP chairman; ‘religious freedom’ measure passed

John Padgett fights off challenge from Alex Johnson, wins close race for Republican Party state chairman . . .

Tags: Georgia Republicans , John Padgett , state convention

Georgia Republicans see no need to change course

Republican activists attending the party’s state convention in Athens don’t think they need to worry about expanding their base beyond the white voters who now support them . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Georgia Republicans , minority growth , Nathan Deal , white voters

Deal warns GOP about ‘shocking’ rise in minorities

Gov. Nathan Deal tells Georgia Republicans they need to reach out beyond the party’s traditional base of white supporters . . .

Tags: Chuck Eaton , Georgia Republicans , minority growth , Nathan Deal , white voters

Immigration reform? No se puede!

The Republican candidates for the Senate and U.S. House seats say they don’t want any part of the immigration reform law being considered in Congress . . .

Tags: Bob Barr , Georgia Republicans , immigration reform , Jack Kingston , Paul Broun , Phil Gingrey

Political Notes – Gwinnett’s right to charge for waste collection is upheld

Gwinnett County’s authority to collect fees for waste collection services provided by private companies is upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court; political consultant Heath Garrett has some harsh words for Republicans . . .

Tags: Georgia Republicans , Georgia Supreme Court , Gwinnett County , Heath Garrett , Nathan Deal appointments , waste collection

Jamie Oglesby, former House minority leader, dies

Jamie Oglesby, who headed the Republican caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives in the 1960s, passes away after battling lung cancer . . .

Tags: Georgia Republicans , House minority leader , Jamie Oglesby

Political Notes – Moving closer to a super-majority

A proposed party switch could give House Republicans two-thirds control of that legislative chamber . . .

Tags: Don Balfour , Georgia Republicans , Rusty Kidd , State House , super-majority , Victor Hill

Political Notes – Everhart takes on the birthers

State GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart tells birthers demanding a lawsuit against President Barack Obama that they’re just going to have to let the current legal process play out . . .

Tags: 20-week ban on abortions , Arizona , Barack Obama , birthers , Brian Kemp , Chuck Eaton , Georgia Health Sciences University , Georgia Republicans , Jan Brewer , Michael Shaffer , PSC , revenue department , Steve Oppenheimer , Sue Everhart

Thurmond for chairman? He won’t say

Michael Thurmond, who’s being promoted by some Democrats as the next chairman of the state party, won’t say definitely what he plans to do . . .

Tags: Georgia Democrats , Georgia Republicans , Michael Thurmond