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Allan Levene isn’t absolutely convinced of his chances in the GOP race for the congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta, so he’s also running in Michigan, Minnesota and Hawaii.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle touts state’s investment in transportation
Cagle, a Republican, spoke to the Rotary Club of Dalton Tuesday afternoon about how the state economy is poised to grow in the next 10 years because of “smart decisions” that have made it more accessible globally.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Georgia residents to have Saturday voting option
Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a reminder to Georgia residents this week to announce the state’s Saturday voting date for the May 20 primary election. State law requires the polls be open to the public one Saturday during an election cycle.
Source: Clayton News-Daily
Georgia: Lopsided Democratic Senate primary offers little surprise
“Most veteran political observers think they know how the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate will turnout: Michelle Nunn routing her opponents.”
Source: Southern Political Report
Two Carters on 1st congressional district ballot
Among the six Republican candidates on the 1st Congressional District ballot this spring, two happen to share the same surname: Carter. The primary ballot lists “Darwin Carter” first, which doesn’t sit well with “E.L. ‘Buddy’ Carter.”
Source: Savannah Morning News
Floyd County farmers to get drought aid for 2012 losses via farm bill
Source: Rome News-Tribune
GOP senate candidate David Perdue to take statewide bus tour
The seven-day tour will include over 50 stops in 32 counties. Included will be 28 events open to the public.
State Rep. Jeff Chapman gets failing grade by state Chamber of Commerce
Source: Georgia Times-Union
Senate District 9 debate held in Gwinnett County
Sen. Don Balfour, P.K. Martin and Mike Beaudreau debated Tuesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Video: Political Insider: Ga. GOP hopeful would ‘rather see another terrorist attack’ than deal with TSA
“Bob Johnson, a Savannah surgeon running in the First Congressional District GOP primary, was caught on tape taking his criticism of the Transportation Security Administration to a dramatic level.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Derek Willis: A mysterious Republican Committee in the Virgin Islands
“There are a few things you should know about the Virgin Islands Republican Party: It has no full-time staff, has not had regular meetings for nearly two years, and only about 4 percent of the $200,000 it has raised since last fall has gone to party coffers…..Its third donation was to a Georgia state superintendent candidate.”
Source: New York Times