Tag Archives: Tea Party

Speaker Boehner is quitting, in the midst of shutdown talks

House Speaker John Boehner says he is quitting, as congressional leaders try to avert a federal government shutdown . . .

Tags: federal shutdown , House speaker , John Boehner , Tea Party

Political Notes – Hice isn’t even in office one day and tea partiers are already gunning for him

Jody Hice, elected to Congress with strong support from tea partiers, already has tea partiers plotting his overthrow . . .

Tags: Alan Essig , Delvis Dutton , GBPI , Jody Hice , John Boehner , Sam Olens , Taifa Butler , Tea Party

New coalition tries to stop Cobb’s stadium deal

Objections are still being raised to the plans to use public money for new stadiums for the Atlanta Braves and Falcons . . .

Tags: Andrew Hunt , Braves stadium , crony capitalism , Falcons stadium , tax funds , Tea Party

Woods squeaks by Buck in GOP school supt. runoff

Middle Georgia educator Richard Woods, with tea party support, wins a close GOP runoff over Mike Buck for state school superintendent . . .

Tags: Mike Buck , Richard Woods , state school superintendent , Tea Party , Valarie Wilson

On the campaign trail – Early votes decrease by one-third

Judging from the early voting numbers, turnout for Tuesday’s runoff election will be about one-third less than in the May 20 primary . . .

Tags: 10th Congressional District , 11th Congressional District , 1st Congressional District , Andrew Hunt , Brian Kemp , marijuana , runoff voter turnout , Tea Party

On the campaign trail: Black voters help Cochran overcome tea partiers in Mississippi

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran wins runoff against tea party opponent by appealing for black votes; charges of “embellishment” in the 11th Congressional District race . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District , Barry Loudermilk , Bob Barr , Mike Buck , Tea Party , Thad Cochran

Shocking Upset: Cantor ousted in Va. House race

The most amazing political upset in years resulted in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia losing his congressional seat in his own party primary . . .

Tags: Ben Jones , David Brat , Eric Cantor , immigration , Jack Kingston , Tea Party

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

On the campaign trail: Handel gets a tea party endorsement

Senate candidate Karen Handel announces the support of a major tea party organization, as does gubernatorial candidate David Pennington . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Congressional races , David Pennington , David Perdue , Delvis Dutton , John Barrow , John Padgett , karen handel , Michelle Nunn , Mike Collins , minimum wage , Obamacare , Tea Party , TV debates

In this election cycle, Ralston has to work a little

House Speaker David Ralston has been reelected without opposition for the past decade — but that is not the case this year . . .

Tags: anti-abortion , Cecil Staton , David Ralston , House races , Jason Spencer , Nancy Stasinis , Sam Snider , Tea Party