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House defeats Allen

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

John House defeated Rick Allen, 55 percent to 45 percent, in the GOP runoff election

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Less than a month ago, Rick Allen looked to be in the drivers seat.  Last night, John House apparently carjacked the ride as the retired Army colonel defeated Allen 55 percent to 45 percent in the Georgia Second District GOP runoff.  House won by a little over 480 votes.

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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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Rick Allen receives endorsements

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

Congressional candidate Rick Allen (center) picked up key endorsements, including from Dougherty County commissioner Lamar Hudgeons (left of Allen) and Lee County commissioner Rick Muggridge (right of Allen)

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Rick Allen isn’t running the typical campaign folks are used to seeing on congressional races.  With little money coming in, there haven’t been any big advertising buys.  Instead, Allen has gone the old fashioned way and has met as many people in the Second District as humanly possible.  The result [...]

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Rynders, Powell to Publicly Endorse Rick Allen for Congress

By   /  August 14, 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 Albany – At a press conference to be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm at The Government Center, 222 Pine Avenue Albany, GA  31701, State Representatives Ed Rynders and Jay Powell are set to publicly endorse fellow Republican Rick Allen for Georgia’s Second Congressional District seat. Both Rynders (R-Albany) and Powell [...]

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DeLoach Endorses Allen in GA-2 Congressional

By   /  August 7, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Candidate Rick Allen is in his second bid to earn the opportunity to challenge Sanford Bishop.  After coming in first place last month, he finds himself in a runoff with retired military man John House.  The man who came in third that night has now apparently thrown his support behind Allen. Allen shared the [...]

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School Board, T-SPLOST highlight interesting election night

By   /  August 1, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   People who follow politics in southwest Georgia – particularly in Albany – can become a little jaded. However, Tuesday night’s results have some long time observers scratching their heads as the results ran against conventional wisdom. Some have long argued that Albany is a “black” town, and a white [...]

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Allen speaks to Kiwanis

By   /  June 23, 2012  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Written by David Shivers A week after an appearance by Congressman Sanford Bishop, the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County greeted one of his potential opponents in the November General Election. Rick Allen, owner of a successful medical supply company in Columbus, is vying with Ken DeLoach and John House in the July [...]

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Time to look at the GA-2 candidates

By   /  March 12, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     I am a bit of a political junkie.  I’m trying to curb my enthusiasm, but that is hard.  The political season is about to heat up with Super Tuesday now behind us.  Two Tuesdays ago, the SWGA Patriots hosted the first debate for the candidates running on the Republican ticket to unseat [...]

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Allen to challenge Bishop

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Government, News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Rick Allen explains his reasons in an exclusive announcement interview with The Albany Journal   Written by Tom Knighton   Rick Allen came late to the party.  That was the essential verdict of everyone who looked at the Georgia Second’s Republican primary.  Allen entered the race late and never could catch up with eventual [...]

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