Category: Elections

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

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 we will have…

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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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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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For Immediate Release: Cobb Democratic State Rep Hiding Shocking Past of Violence Against Women

Cobb GOP Chairman Calls on Rep. Smith to Withdraw from Ballot “While they were arguing, Mr. Smith pushed her with [their] son in her arms.” – From Police Report 4/11/2007 Case #07-0494491   Marietta, Georgia – Cobb GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd is calling on Democrat State Representative Michael Andre Smith to withdraw from the ballot…

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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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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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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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Chairman’s Corner – Code Red (Hen)

CODE RED: This week, according to the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant, in Lexington, VA, she refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family on “moral grounds.” Co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson cited the fact a number of her employees were gay and did not approve of Trump’s desire to bar transgender…

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