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Gainesville says it will not negotiate with Latino group on voting system


GALEO plans to file a lawsuit by mid-September, the group’s officials announced last week, because they want the city to change its at-large voting system. It asserts the city’s election system violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Source: Gainesville Times

U.S. Rep. Kingston raises most cash so far for Senate race
Kingston has $2.35 million in cash on hand to date.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Senate money race still tight
Kingston raised more than $800,000 during the first quarter of the race, while Gingrey pulled in $415,000, Broun drew $385,000, and new entrant Handel collected $154,000.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

DeKalb County CEO Ellis speaks out against panel’s recommendation
A panel has recommended suspending DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, who faces allegations that he shook down vendors for campaign contributions.
Source: WSB-TV

• Panel recommends suspension for Ellis
The three-member review panel recommended Monday that indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis be suspended from office while he fights the charges.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

• Political Insider: Panel recommends suspension of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis
“The word from Brian Robinson, spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal: ‘We have received the recommendation from the three-person panel, which ruled unanimously that the charges against DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis relate to and adversely affect his ability to carry out his official responsibilities and therefore should be suspended from office. The governor will consider the recommendation and announce a final decision by the end of this week.’”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Immigration forum held in Rome
Immigration expert Charles Kuck, of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC, outlined five key pillars of the bill that passed in the U.S. Senate last month in a 68-31 vote. Gianncarlo Cifuentes, news director of WUVG Univision Atlanta, moderated the free, bilingual event Saturday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Jekyll Island’s governing board may ask legislators to set acreage limit on development
This could end disputes over the law requiring 65% of the state-owned island be kept natural.
Source: Georgia Times-Union

Former Atlanta Falcon to seek Georgia House District 100 seat
Dewey McClain was a linebacker with the Falcons from 1976 to 1980; he’ll run as a Democrat for the spot vacated by Rep. Brian Thomas of Lilburn.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

• Dewey McClain to run for House District 100
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Political Insider: Michelle Nunn on the Senate race: “I’ll be talking about it shortly”
“Michelle Nunn shared a stage with a pair of presidents today in the East Room of the White House. She’s saving the politicking for another day.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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