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Rep. Jack Kingston says national security is his top priority


Kingston spoke Saturday at the Coweta County Republican Party meeting.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Augusta businessman challenges Rep. Barrow on Obamacare
Augusta businessman Rick Allen made his second campaign visit in two months to Toombs County and said Barrow is ignoring the challenge.
Source: Southeast Georgia Today

Rep. Quincy Murphy remembered in Augusta 
Murphy, who served in the state legislature for 11 years, died Aug. 2 after a battle with cancer.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday


• City Ink, Augusta: Murphy was a blessing to others
“When some people die, you regret you didn’t spend more time with them. Quincy Murphy was one of those people. He was a gentleman, a loving father and husband, a successful businessman, a dedicated public servant, a Christian and a sympathetic friend.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday 

New House clerk named
House Speaker David Ralston has named Bill Reilly the new clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday

A new low for the Bibb County Democratic Party
“Just when you think you’ve heard of everything, along comes a new twist: Fundraising by forum. We are sure you’ve heard of political fundraisers — they happen all the time. Candidate A appears before an audience that, depending on the wealth of the crowd, could have paid several thousand dollars for being in the mere presence of the candidate while everyone chows down on some form of chicken dinner. It costs extra for a picture.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday

State legislators, employees kept in the dark on decision to close Warm Springs Outdoor Therapeutic Program
A possible compromise is in the works: The 30-year-old program’s first director and a legislator are scheduled to meet today with DBHDD officials to find common ground and perhaps a reprieve.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


• Former troubled teen says Warm Springs Outdoor Therapeutic Program turned his life around
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 

Republican Women of Hall County forms group

Political Insider: Georgia Republicans consider a countermeasure to Michelle Nunn
“Less than a month after a Democrat with national fundraising possibilities entered the race for U.S. Senate, Republicans in the state Capitol have begun discussing a move that could keep their side of the contest from edging too far right – and thus increase GOP odds of holding onto Saxby Chambliss’ seat.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. speaks on Farm Bill in Perry
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight


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