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Latest Ga. 6th Congressional District Rumblings

In the 6th U.S. Congressional District Special Runoff Election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, a super PAC favored by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday it will hire another 45 door-knockers to reach an additional 100,000 households.

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Republicans seek to tap Westmoreland for Gov.

Will former U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland join several Georgia Republicans who have announced their intentions to run for Governor in 2018? There is a lot of speculation right now, although nobody knows for sure, and Westmoreland isn’t saying.

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Georgia Logistics Summit as Industry Faces Labor Shortage

Less than a week after one of Georgia’s logistics gems, the Port of Savannah, hosted the largest ship ever on the East Coast, the Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Georgia Centers of Innovation opened at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 2,000 attendees turned out for the annual summit of one Georgia’s most important and growing industries.

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Ga. Illegal alien lobby loses one in federal court

There are several pending lawsuits by illegal immigrant student plaintiffs challenging the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies regarding tuition and school access. The defendants are the Regents and the presidents of five Georgia colleges that bar illegal immigrants. Yesterday, the plaintiffs lost a big one.

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Watch The Georgia Gang from May 21st

Guest panelist Tharon Johnson joins The Georgia Gang this week, as IAG CEO Phil Kent and the rest of the crew discuss the 6th district Congressional race, disgraced DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann, and of course the latest from President Donald Trump.

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The “Wheeler Dealer” Dawson Mathis— RIP

When I heard the sad news that former U.S. Rep. Dawson Mathis (D.-GA) died on April 17, I recalled my first interview with the Peach State lawmaker and former TV newscaster. That was in 1979, when I was a rookie reporter and Mathis was in his fifth term and at the top of his game as a congressional “wheeler-dealer.”

Georgia’s GOP and the Sixth: take nothing for granted

To the utter shock and dismay of the mainstream media and the political punditry class, the Democrat did not capture a majority of the votes in Tuesday’s Sixth Congressional District special election in Georgia. Instead, Jon Ossoff will face former Secretary of State Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.

A Georgia Lawyer Asks: Is There Such a Thing as “Trumpism”?

As voters in the Georgia 6th Congressional District head to the polls on Tuesday, most of the candidates vying for their votes are attempting to identify themselves in relation to the new Donald Trump administration. Indeed, many thought leaders define the philosophies of the candidates based upon whether they are adherents of “Trumpism.”

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Civil War museum closes after Confederate flag ban

Following a request from Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed in order to not offend anyone, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced on Tuesday that it would be closing its doors on June 1st.  “To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest” said the museum in a public Facebook post.  Attempts to remove Confederate memorabilia from state monuments is one thing, but removing the flags from a museum which serves to educate guests on the state’s and country’s history has Henry County’s ship SINKING…

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