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Challenges filed against three Senate District 14 candidates

Special to SEGAZINE

Matt Laughridge of Cartersville, Christopher Nesmith of Adairsville and Dean Sheridan of Woodstock all qualified earlier this month to run in the Nov. 5 special election, but challenges have been filed against all three.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

 Audio: Sen. Johnny Isakson on government spending
In a conversation with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer, Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson said he continues to oppose Obamacare, but will not vote for a bill that would trigger a government shutdown.

Middle Georgia Political HobNob held in Warner Robins
Source: Macon Telegraph

Obamacare: A look at where premiums in Georgia are highest
The statewide average for the lowest-cost silver plan is $304.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

• Southwest Georgia to see high health plan rates
Source: Albany Herald 

Political Insider: Johnny Isakson: Shut down government, and the GOP will pay
“Johnny Isakson may have just delivered the most important speech of his U.S. Senate career. In a four-minute address to Senate colleagues, Isakson – up for re-election in 2016 – declared that he preferred to cast his vote to defund Obamacare, even if he loses, rather delay that vote and participate in the GOP effort to shut down the federal government.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jamie Dupree: GOP divisions spill onto Senate floor
“There is nothing new about sharp debate on the House and Senate floor. Usually though, it is between members of different parties. But on Thursday afternoon, the divisions among Republicans were showcased for all to see in an internal battle over a plan to fund the government.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Saxby Chambliss drafting bill on N.S.A. phone surveillance
The measure would require public reports of how often the N.S.A. had used the calling log database. It would also reduce the number of years — currently five — that the domestic calling log data is kept before it is deleted. It would also require the N.S.A. to send lists of the phone numbers it searches, and its rationale for doing so, to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for review.
Source: New York Times


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