Author: CobbGOP2017

AJC: Former Ossoff volunteers try to make Democratic gains in red suburbs

Former Ossoff volunteers try to make Democratic gains in red suburbs Nov 02, 2018 By Amanda C. Coyne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Luisa Wakeman never used to talk about politics. The Cobb County Democrat knew most of her neighbors were dedicated Republicans and she didn’t want to alienate herself. Her first toe dip into the political…

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Chairman’s Corner: 2018 Constitutional Amendments

15 days until Election Day. In addition to the candidates, there are five amendments to the Georgia Constitution on the ballot this year. While the Republican Party does not take an official position on these amendments, I hope we can answer some of the questions you may have. Amendment 1 – Land conservation, parks, trails:…

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Chairman’s Corner: 22 Days

22 days until Election Day. 2018 is a mid-term election year. Typically, in mid-term years, the party that has the White House will lose. That means, if history is any guide, Republicans are on the defensive this year. However, politics have been anything but typical these last few years. One thing that is certain though…

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Chairman’s Corner: Mr. Kavanaugh Goes to Washington

by Jason Shepherd 29 days until Election Day. In the 1939 Frank Capra classic movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, newly appointed Senator Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) is falsely accused by the political machine back home run by Boss Jim Taylor, of corruption, bribery, and everything but sexual assault when he was in high school. The…

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AJC: Ga. Republicans see Kavanaugh’s confirmation as rallying force

By Tamar Hallerman October 06, 2018 What took you so long? That was the sentiment broadcast by many metro Atlanta Republicans on Saturday as the Senate prepared to cast a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. At a pair of county GOP meetings in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, the party faithful cheered the news that…

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NYT: After a Primary on the Fringe, Georgia Republican Tacks Toward the Center

By Richard Fausset Sept. 2, 2018 ATLANTA — Brian Kemp, the Republican running for Georgia governor, won his party’s nomination with the help of a TV ad that explicitly arguedthat he is not a moderate guy. Titled “So Conservative,” it portrayed Mr. Kemp as a gun-toting, “politically incorrect conservative” who would personally round up “criminal illegals” in…

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Chairman’s Corner: A bit of political potpourri – Randolph County, National Debt, and Socialist Democrat Economics.

Chairman’s Corner by Jason Shepherd   A bit of political potpourri. First off, there has been a development in Randolph County. Apparently the weeks of lobbying by the Democratic Party of Georgia, Stacey Abrams’s campaign, and a whole host of left-leaning groups has paid off…dare I say…BIGLY! The Democratic controlled Randolph County Board of Elections…

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East Cobb News: Cobb, Georgia elected and party officials react to Sen. John McCain’s death

August 26, 2018 1:05 PM by Wendy Parker State and local officials in Georgia and Cobb have offered condolences and issued statements regarding Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCains’s death on Saturday. From U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, an East Cobb Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee since 2005: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson “John…

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Chairman’s Corner: Rascally Republicans

Chairman’s Corner by Jason Shepherd   You may have heard us rascally Republicans are at it again, this time in Randolph County where we Republicans, and especially our nominee for Governor, Brian Kemp, are eliminating voting locations. Voting rights activists are descending on Randolph County demanding answers, Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams and Democratic Party of Georgia…

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MDJ: AROUND TOWN: Notes from the Cobb GOP breakfast

Republican Party Chairman Jason Shepherd recognized elected officials in the audience during Saturday’s Cobb GOP breakfast, as is the custom, referring to Commissioner JoAnn Birrell as one of two dissenting votes on the commission’s tax hike, which prompted applause from the crowd. “I tried,” responded Birrell, to which Shepherd said, “Thank you for the effort….

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