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GPB to air Senate, Congressional candidates debates

Special to SEGAZINE

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will continue this week beginning with the Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th and 12th Districts and the Republicans running for U.S. Senate.

Source: Athens Banner-Herald/weekend

• Ga. GOP debate: Kingston, Perdue take flak
David Perdue and Jack Kingston received attacks from each other and the rest of the Republican Senate candidates Sunday over supposed inconsistencies.
Source: Savannah Morning News 

• TV debate sparks fireworks at GPB event
Source: Savannah Morning News 

• Michelle Nunn defends her support for Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Second Amendment
Republican candidates also debated, with top two perceived front-runners taking hits from the other candidates.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 

• 10th District congressional candidates clash in television debate
“Spending and the Constitution dominated a Sunday debate between the front-runners in the Republican primary for the 10th District. Donna Sheldon pounced on Mike Collins for saying early in the campaign that he would have voted to raise the federal debt ceiling.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

Political Notebook, Macon: Warner Robins mayor receives letter from young constituent
With Owen McAlevey, 6 1/2, standing at his side, Mayor Randy Toms read, “Dear Mr. Toms, Georgia doesn’t have enough playgrounds. Please give us some of them, so people can get exercise. On the western side of the county, there are not a lot of playgrounds. We need some with a big green slide and some big red monkey bars, too.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/weekend

Bibb County Democratic dinner honored late Frank Amerson Saturday
Jefferson-Jackson-Carter Day dinner was held on Saturday.
Source: Macon Telegraph/weekend

Endorsement: State House District 141, GOP primary
“The State Senate District 141 race in the Republican Primary has two candidates, Rep. Allen Peake and newcomer Bradley Moriarty, who earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Mercer University. Moriarty is 32, but he needs to return to school for political science classes. Running for office is more than rehashing Republican or Democratic talking points that just skim the surface rather than exhibit a deep-rooted knowledge of the subjects. Moriarty is running a low voltage campaign while Peake is tapped into Plant Scherer.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/weekend

Douglas Harden: Congressional oversight and all the president’s men
“The framers of our Constitution and the Founding Fathers of our historic republic knew the snares of monarchies and the traps of dictatorships and despotic rulers all too well. After all, much of European history up through the 1700s was ripe with this sort of ill-fated governance and constant struggle for more representative forms of government by way of war and armed conflict.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/weekend

Poll suggests tight races for governor, U.S. Senate
Source: WSB-TV/weekend

Female candidates boost Democrats’ hopes this year
Democrats, after robust recruiting of female candidates, are counting on women to knock out a few GOP men.

Michelle Nunn not only option for Democratic Senate primary
Former state Sen. Steen Miles, Branko Radulovacki and Todd Anthony Robinson made sure of that.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

U.S. Rep. Westmoreland talks about Benghazi with Coweta County GOP
Source: Newnan Times-Herald/Sunday

City Ink, Augusta: Mayoral candidates continue to spar over SPLOST
“Mayoral candidates state Sen. Hardie Davis and Augusta Com­mission member Alvin Mason continued their war of words over the next round of the special purpose local option sales tax at an Augusta AMBUCS forum last week while Helen Blocker-Adams reiterated her opposition to the tax package.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Rep. Paul Broun’s son arrested on drug charge
Paul Collins Broun III, the 23-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, was booked into the Clarke County Jail Saturday morning on misdemeanor drug and traffic charges.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/weekend

House 143 race: Former commissioner challenging Rep. James Beverly
Former Bibb County Commissioner Lonzy Edwards is challenging state Rep. James Beverly for the seat under the Gold Dome that represents some of east Macon’s poorest communities, as well as fancier neighborhoods farther north. The winner gets the seat as there is no Republican in the race.
Source: Macon Telegraph

State Rep. Gregory and challenger Bert Reeves square off in scathing forum in Kennesaw
One big issue is the new Atlanta Braves stadium.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

A look at the candidates for District Attorney of Waycross judicial district
Experience as an issue in the May 20 Republican primary may have taken a back seat by the driving record of the appointed incumbent, Bradley Collins, who has publicly admitted to two DUI arrests. George Barnhill, the opposition, has an interesting past with Collins.
Source: Georgia Times-Union

Poll shows Georgia ethics agency’s problems could hurt Gov. Deal’s race
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/subscription

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