Category: Elections

Chairman Shepherd on NBC’s Meet the Press

Marietta Daily Journal Around Town: MEET THE PRESS: Cobb County was the subject of a national news story over the weekend on NBC’s “Meet the Press” show. The political changes unfolding in the county were used to illustrate how Georgia could be in play once again for Democrats in the 2020 election. Among those who were…

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Chairman’s Corner: Our 83rd Governor

By JASON SHEPHERD Yesterday, our elected officials took their Oaths of Office to begin their terms, the culmination of the hard work that began nearly two years ago. This is only the third inauguration in the history of our state where all Constitutional officers who were sworn in were Republican. The trust placed in the…

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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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Chairman’s Corner: That’s why they call it the blues?

By JASON SHEPHERD Before I begin the analysis of Tuesday’s election, let me first say we have an extremely important runoff on Tuesday, December 4 for Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner. Brad Raffensperger is still a State Representative and is about to go into special session where he cannot raise money and then…

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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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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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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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