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.read more
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.read more
State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today the 10 finalists for the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The finalists were chosen from 150 applicants, all of whom had been previously selected as their school district’s Teacher of the Year (TOTY).read more
Gov. Nathan Deal’s commitment to spending an additional $20 million in state money to deepen and expand the Port of Savannah is likely to spur additional visits to the port from the largest container ships in the world.read more
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.read more
Atlanta commuters weren’t the only ones celebrating the early opening of the I-85 corridor only six weeks after a March 30 fire and bridge collapse shut down portions of the busy interstate.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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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.”
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.
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.”