Tag Archives: NRA

Political Notes — DOT had another big year for highway contracts

The Department of Transportation was able to award more than $1.3 billion in highway construction projects, due largely to the 2015 increase in the motor fuel excise tax . . .

Tags: DOT contracts , Joe Lowery endorsement , John Meadows , NRA , Stacey Abrams , state monuments , Vernon Jones

Deal vetoes campus carry, plus guns in churches bill

Gov. Deal not only vetoes the “campus carry” gun bill, he shoots down legislation making it easier to take firearms into churches . . .

Tags: campus carry , elena parent , Gordon Harrison , gun bill vetoes , Nathan Deal , NRA

On the campaign trail: NRSC takes credit for finding – and leaking — Nunn’s strategic plan

The mystery of Michelle Nunn’s leaked campaign strategy plan appears to have been solved; early voting numbers may be good news for Democrats . . .

Tags: campaign strategy plan , Dan McLagan , David Perdue , Ed Helms , Georgia Life Alliance , Jason Carter , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , NRA , NRSC , Rick Allen

On the campaign trail: Deal and Carter continue their education debate

Gov. Nathan Deal and state Sen. Jason Carter will go head-to-head Monday afternoon when they discuss education issues . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Jason Carter , Matt Towery , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , NRA , PAGE candidates forum , statewide polls

On the campaign trail: Carter calls for reopening of ethics probe

State Sen. Jason Carter has asked Attorney General Sam Olens to reopen an investigation of campaign finance complaints filed against Gov. Nathan Deal — something Olens is not likely to do . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Eric Johnson , ethics complaints , Jason Carter , Jody Hice , Nathan Deal , NRA , Paul Broun , Sam Olens

In a race that hinged on gun control, anti-NRA candidate wins

Robin Kelly, a gun control supporter, wins a special congressional election in Chicago by campaigning against the NRA . . .

Tags: Chicago , gun control , NRA , Robin Kelly , special congressional election

Political Notes – Loudermilk wants to eliminate Medicaid

State Sen. Barry Loudermilk says the solution to Medicaid’s budget problems would be to eliminate the program entirely; former legislators will be making their return to the General Assembly . . .

Tags: Barry Loudermilk , Charles Gregory , former legislators , gun carry laws , Judson Hill , Medicaid , NRA

On the campaign trail: NRA endorses Barrow

The conservative NRA, one of Washington’s more influential lobbying groups, has endorsed Democratic Rep. John Barrow in the 12th Congressional District race . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Edward Lindsey , John Barrow , Lee Anderson , NRA , voter registration deadline

On the campaign trail: War of words over an endorsement in the 9th District

Doug Collins and Martha Zoller keep snarling at each other in the 9th Congressional District race; the NRA makes its endorsements in legislative races . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , 9th Congressional District , Doug Collins , Jimmy Pruett , Maria Sheffield , Martha Zoller , NRA , Rick Allen