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New Year – Old Principles, but New Message?

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet This week we turn the page on another year.  We will take time to assess our progress and our shortcomings during 2013, and plan on resolutely fixing all that ails us with the fresh start of a blank calendar.

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Winning the Compromise

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Hopefully this is the last column in which we talk about budget showdowns and shut downs for a while.  Perhaps you’ve enjoyed them.  Frankly, they’ve been easy for me because I can almost cut and paste the last one.  We’ve been in this cycle for a while.  And provided the Senate votes to approve [...]

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REPUBLICAN ART GARDNER ANNOUNCES FOR U.S. SENATE

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, GA—October 9, 2013—Today, Art Gardner formally announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia becoming the 8th candidate in the Republican Primary to replace retiring Saxby Chambliss. Speaking outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta to a crowd of approximately 50 people, Gardner discussed his plan to downsize the [...]

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Nunn, The GOP, and The Middle

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper Last week, Michelle Nunn made the worst kept secret in Georgia politics official.  She will be a candidate for the US Senate.  In reality for Georgia Democrats, she will be THE candidate for Georgia Senate despite the three other announced candidates who also wish their party’s nomination.  Unlike the Georgia GOP [...]

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National Republicans Battle for Insider Control

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet The internal struggle over the path forward for Republicans was framed by two events at the national level over the past week.  The American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference was held in Washington last Thursday through Saturday.  On Monday, the Republican National Committee released its “Growth and Opportunity” report, labeled by many as [...]

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GOP budget opens more land to drilling, approves Keystone XL

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The House Republicans’ fiscal 2014 budget put forth by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would open up more lands to oil and gas development, and approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Lee Anderson Doesn’t Want To Debate John Barrow

By   /  September 14, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Lee Anderson is now the GOP’s nominee in the 12th Congressional district.  The Columbia County farmer and state Representative defeated Augusta businessman in a tight runoff race last month by 159 votes.  A recount didn’t change the outcome, and Anderson has won the right to face incumbent Congressman John Barrow.

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On to Tampa…in spite of “Isaac”

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet This week we’ll be doing things a bit differently with this column.  It will be written each day from Tampa, the home of the Republican national convention.  As such, the topics will likely delve directly into national politics as Republicans present their case for change and their version of Hope.

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Allen’s campaign proof that grass roots works

By   /  August 17, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Rick Allen shouldn’t have done as well as he did.  The medical supply wholesaler didn’t have the money.  He didn’t have the establishments’ backing either.  He should have, at best, eeked by for a second place finish over Ken DeLoach.  The thing is, he didn’t.  He came in first.

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State Rep. Dickey Endorses Rick Allen for Congress

By   /  August 16, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

GOP candidate Rick Allen is in a runoff with John House for the chance to challenge Rep. Sanford Bishop for the Second district seat.

Tweet Special to the Journal In a written statement, released August 15th, Georgia State Representative Robert Dickey gave his endorsement to fellow Republican Rick Allen: “I am excited to endorse Rick Allen for Congress for the 2nd District of Georgia, which covers my home county of Crawford. Rick is the candidate we need in Congress [...]

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