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Rep. Scot Turner spoke at UGA on Obamacare

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Turner said, “That money has strings attached to it back to D.C. D.C. is pulling every string on every dollar, making your local government exactly what D.C. wants it to do. And so we have to get out of this idea that federal dollars are OK to take within the state without some sort of debate or discussion about whether or not to use it.”
Source: Red&

Sen. Chambliss says U.S. needs to act in ‘serious way’ against Syria
Chambliss said he believes that “short of putting troops on the ground, a meaningful military response is appropriate” against the Syrian government.
Source: Gainesville Times

Audio: Former State Sen. Miles to run for U.S. Senate
Former State Senator Steen Miles, an African-American, announced her candidacy on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Rep. John Barrow expects House to take action on Georgia Ports this fall
Rep. Barrow said Wednesday he expects the U.S. House to take action this fall toward eliminating a final bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the busy shipping channel used by cargo ships to reach the Port of Savannah.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Georgia NAACP to launch voting rights campaign
NAACP officials said in a statement that launching the initiative, titled “Operation Restore” was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech Wednesday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Rep. Doug Collins tours Athens Tech and Caterpillar’s Quickstart program
Almost 20 community leaders, congressional staffers and Athens Tech employees joined Rep. Collins for the tour of the Quickstart facility. It was the middle stop in a three-city, one-day trip billed as promoting “job creation and workforce development” throughout his Ninth District.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Rep. Doug Collins blasts President Obam on Syria intervention
Collins is a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force reserves. He argued that Obama should have been pressuring Russia, one of Assad’s strongest international allies, and encouraging U.S. allies to do the same.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Andrew Young says fight for equality not over
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Political Notebook, Gwinnett: Races shaping up during qualifying week
“Grayson will have a new mayor, and it looks like Sugar Hill will, too. With the only one mayoral contest set so far, this one in Loganville, the sparks could fly this political season over city council seats.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Political Insider: Debbie Wasserman Schultz calls Georgia GOP Senate primary a ‘beauty pageant of extremism’
“The latest sign that national Democrats have their eye on Georgia came Tuesday when Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz swung through Atlanta.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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