Tag Archives: Sam Moore

On the campaign trail: Legislative candidate takes time out for gay marriage

Timothy Swiney, the Democratic nominee for a Georgia Senate seat, will marry his longtime partner in Virginia now that the state’s same-sex marriage ban has been overturned . . .

Tags: gay marriage , Georgia Milestones test , P. K. Martin , Richard Woods , Rick Allen , Sam Moore , self-funding candidates , Timothy Swiney , Wes Cantrell

Moore blasts legislative, corporate ‘corruption’ after his primary defeat

Rep. Sam Moore decries the “corruption” of legislative leaders and corporate interests that worked to defeat him in last week’s Republican primary . . .

Tags: corporate contributions , legislative leadership , Sam Moore , Tea Party

Ralston survives tea party challenge; 2 tea party legislators are booted

The tea party’s attempt to topple House Speaker David Ralston fails, as he wins his Republican primary race; two tea party incumbents in the House are ousted . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , David Ralston , Georgia House races , Jason Spencer , Sam Moore

Corporate giants make late push in state legislative races

Georgia’s wealthiest corporate citizens are raising money through an independent committee organized by Republican Party lawyers to try to beat tea party legislators and support incumbents with primary opposition . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , Coca-Cola , Delta Air Lines , Don Parsons , Fran Millar , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Power , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Sam Moore , SunTrust

Ralston’s race is one of several challenges to legislative veterans

Several prominent lawmakers are faced with challengers in their own party primaries, including Speaker David Ralston . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , David Ralston , Debbie Dooley , Don Balfour , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Legislative elections , Ray Boyd , Sam Moore , Sam Snider

On the campaign trail: Nunn pushes back with first TV ad

Michelle Nunn responds to the attacks from the Super PACs with the first TV spot of her Senate campaign; Deal is plagued by a reporter’s questions about food stamps . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Ending Spending , food stamps , high school diploma , karen handel , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Sam Moore , Senate race , Super PACs , TV commercial

House OKs shift of Medicaid expansion to Legislature

Legislation passed by the House would give the General Assembly the power to decide if Medicaid coverage will be expanded . . .

Tags: ACA , Ed Lindsey , Jan Jones , Jason Spencer , Medicaid expansion , Obamacare , Pat Gardner , Sam Moore

Moore apologizes for controversial bill, asks for ‘second chance’

Freshman legislator says he made a ‘rookie mistake’ in introducing a bill that would allow sex offenders in schools . . .

Tags: apology , Sam Moore , sex offenders

Georgia’s House leaders attack one of their own

There are times when you can even be too conservative for the conservative leadership of the General Assembly — just ask newly elected Rep. Sam Moore . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Conservatives , David Ralston , Sam Moore , sex offenders

On the campaign trail: Moore controversy provides a peek at the leadership’s strategy

There were several factors that contributed to Friday’s pile-on by the House leadership of newly elected legislator Sam Moore . . .

Tags: Bert Reeves , Charles Gregory , David Ralston , David Studdard , Marty Harbin , Meagan Biello , Ronnie Chance , Sam Moore , sex offenders