Category: Campaigns

Chairman’s Corner: The will to prepare to win

by JASON SHEPHERD 2018 was a tough year for metro area Republicans. No statewide candidate won Gwinnett, north Fulton, Henry, or Cobb County for the first time in decades. We lost two legislative seats and two school board seats (one because no Republican candidate could be found to challenge for that seat). That’s not to…

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MDJ: Early voting numbers dwarf 2014 turnout; politicos weigh in

Early voting numbers dwarf 2014 turnout; politicos weigh in Ross Williams Election Day is Tuesday, but for thousands of Cobb County residents, their civic duty is already done. This year, 111,882 Cobb voters cast their ballots early in person, according to unofficial numbers from the Cobb Elections Department. That’s nearly a 90 percent increase over…

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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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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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AROUND TOWN: Cobb Sheriff to Congress: stand up to ICE criticism; GOP float flap

FLOAT FLAP: A few years ago, Cobb GOP Chair Jason Shepherd came across the Liberty Square area at Disney World, sporting an attractive red brick wall with tea chests. He thought it would make a good design for this year’s Fourth of July float, and the Cobb GOP modeled their float in the Marietta Fourth of July parade…

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AJC: With qualifying set to begin, Georgia can expect more contested races

By Greg Bluestein – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The room of chattering Democrats quieted when Valerie Habif strode to the podium with an announcement. After ticking off the names of politicians and political contenders in the room, she had an admonition for the crowd. “Let me tell you who’s not here tonight: a Democratic candidate for this House…

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2018 Candidate Qualifying Information

Overview: For those seeking inclusion on the Republican primary ballot for the elections on May 22, 2018, the Cobb County Republican Party is holding Candidate Qualifying for partisan county offices at the headquarters located at 799 Roswell Street, Marietta, Georgia, 30060. Dates/Hours: The following dates and hours are recognized for qualifying: + Monday, March 5 from 9 a.m….

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Republican Candidates Qualify for Senate District 6 Special Election

The following Republicans have qualified for the Nov. 7 special election for State Senate District 6: CHARLIE FIVEASH PO BOX 725148 ATLANTA GA 31139 E-mail: charlie@charliefiveash.com PARTY: REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT: NO OCCUPATION: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE QUALIFIED DATE: 09/14/2017 WEBSITE: www.charliefiveash.com KATHY EICHENBLATT 3455 PEACHTREE ROAD NE SUITE 584 ATLANTA GA 30326 E-mail: kathyingeorgia@gmail.com PARTY: REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT: NO OCCUPATION: COO SMART…

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