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  • Mike Huckabee rallies for GOP to take Ky. House; event raises about $75K

    10/11/2012 3:02:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    CN 2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ryan Alessi
    In the south, the only state legislative chambers in Democrats’ control are the Kentucky House and the Arkansas House and Senate. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, told Republican House candidates and their supporters Saturday at a fundraiser in Louisville that he believes that will change on Nov. 6. Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, said because House Democratic leaders such as Speaker Greg Stumbo have voiced support for Democratic President Barack Obama that they are out-of-step with conservative Kentuckians. Cathy Bailey, the former U.S. ambassador to Latvia, hosted the event at her Louisville home...
  • Unions Advertising On Craigslist For Rent-A-Mob Protesters! (Indiana)

    03/01/2011 9:15:42 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    tcrlaf ^ | 3-1-11 | TCRLAF
    SendShaqtoIraq posted this on the Indiana forum a little bit ago. I thought everyone should see this. Check to see if your local Dems are doing this, and flag the posting as spam!! "Just found this on Indy craigslist: Stand, Walk, Chant, Protest (Downtown)Date: 2011-03-01, 11:03AM EST Reply to: gigs-5rcwm-2240867280@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] We need more men to protest this coming week. We will call in the morning on when we will need you. We pay $7.50. You will be helping out middle class workers in our State. This job is only for 4 - 6 hours at...
  • Statehouse locks doors to keep out pro-union protesters (Ohio)

    02/22/2011 1:30:31 PM PST · by EBH · 36 replies
    (UPDATED AT 3:56 P.M.) Democratic legislative leaders in Ohio said Tuesday that they were prepared to ask a judge to force officials to unlock the doors to the Statehouse as thousands of union protesters gathered for a hearing on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. Ohio Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews says about 1,000 people have been allowed into the Rotunda and Atrium for a committee hearing on the bill and additional visitors without appointments were turned away in the interest of safety. The heightened security came after a long President's Day weekend during which...
  • GOP Leaders Propose Lifting Ban On State House Guns

    12/30/2010 8:31:11 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 5 replies · 6+ views
    WMUR New Hampshire ^ | 12/29/2010 | WMUR
    CONCORD, N.H. -- House Republican leaders want to lift a ban on guns and other dangerous weapons in the New Hampshire State House complex put in place last year by Democrats. House Speaker William O'Brien raised the issue Wednesday at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Facilities Committee, which is in charge of the State House facilities.
  • Republican Wave Expected in Statehouses

    10/26/2010 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 11 replies
    governing.com ^ | October 19, 2010 | Pamela M. Prah
    The last time Republicans controlled a statehouse chamber in Alabama, Ulysses S. Grant was president and Thomas Edison still hadn’t perfected electric lighting.But if the GOP’s gains are as big as many predict this election, Alabama could be one of many states that will see one or both statehouse chambers go from Democratic blue to Republican red. Democrats currently enjoy a 5-seat advantage in the Alabama Senate and a 15-seat advantage in the Alabama House. However, Tim Storey, an elections expert at the National Conference of State Legislatures, says that hold may not last. “If Alabama were to move to...
  • Will the GOP Storm the Statehouses?

    08/05/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/5/2010 | Karl Rove
    It must have been gloomy for Democrats when the nation's governors met last month in Boston for their annual summer get-together. The reason: If congressional races look bad for Democrats, the 37 gubernatorial contests are even worse. A quick survey of the political landscape shows six of the seven Democratic governors running for re-election are polling under 50% and in danger of losing, while all six GOP incumbents seeking re-election are expected to win. In the 24 open gubernatorial contests, Republicans lead in 15 and are tied in three others. More than half of Americans are likely to have a...
  • Republican Governors Association Has Biggest Fundraising Quarter Ever

    07/01/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 07/01/2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The Republican Governors Association has announced a very strong fundraising quarter, taking in $19 million from April through June -- their largest fundraising quarter ever -- with $40 million in cash on hand for this year's statehouse races. From the RGA's press release: "The RGA's previous largest fundraising quarter occurred in the 4th quarter of 2009, when it raised $11.9 million. This quarter RGA raised $18.9 million. The RGA's former mid-year fundraising record was $15.1 million. RGA is at $28 million this year - almost double the earlier record. In 2006, the last comparable election year, the RGA raised $28...
  • Statewide Taxpayer Advocacy Group Launches

    06/02/2009 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Sign Big · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Sign Big ^ | 6/2/2009 | Sign Big
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 Contact: Nate Bullock Cell: 317-258-6276 E-Mail: nate@signbig.com SIGN BIG LAUNCHES STATEWIDE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – Yesterday, Sign Big, an Indiana organization focused on taxpayer issues, announced its official launch. “Sign Big has one focus: Hoosier taxpayers,” said Nate Bullock, Sign Big treasurer and spokesperson. “Our top priority now is to inform Hoosiers and get them engaged in the process of fighting inequitable and higher taxes. So, in the spirit of John Hancock, who made his mark larger than life on the Declaration of Independence, we are asking Hoosiers who are...
  • Duncan Hunter's next gig?

    01/08/2008 6:17:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 143+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 8, 2008 | Carla Marinucci
    California Republicans, already looking ahead from the first 2008 presidential election votes, are starting to float a new name for the 2010 gubernatorial race -- Rep. Duncan Hunter. The Southern California Congressman has barely surfaced in the polls as a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, but his get-tough stance on immigration and border security -- he takes credit for the legislation and construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence -- makes him popular among the party's hardline conservatives here. And those conservatives are casting about for an alternative to wealthy and moderate GOPer Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, who is widely...
  • Thompson Announces Tennessee Leadership Team

    11/07/2007 8:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 426+ views
    Earned Media ^ | November 7, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 7 /Standard Newswire/ -- Senator Fred Thompson announced his extensive Tennessee political leadership team today. Senator Howard Baker will serve as the honorary chairman of the Tennessee delegation, joined by 13 honorary co-chairs and 61 honorary state chairs, reflecting the depth of support for Senator Thompson in Tennessee. This leadership team includes two former United States Senate majority leaders, current and former members of Congress, former governors, and every Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature. "I am grateful for the wide support I'm receiving from my home state of Tennessee," said Senator Fred Thompson. "This group...
  • Federal Court Throws Out Prayer Lawsuit (IN)

    10/31/2007 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 20+ views
    WIBC news radio ^ | 10/30/07 | Eric Berman and Devon Scott
    A federal Appeals Court threw out a lawsuit banning sectarian prayer at the State House, but the court didn't rely on religious freedom as the basis for its ruling. Instead, a 2-1 majority says the people who brought the suit aren't qualified to sue. The suit began from the premise that Indiana was spending tax dollars to support religion. The court ruled that the only tax money the state was spending was a few bucks to send invitations to guests invited to give the daily opening prayer. Indiana House Minority Leader Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says the ruling is a win...
  • Vital Pro-Gun Legislation Filed in Indiana!

    12/04/2006 8:57:48 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 6 replies · 504+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | December 1, 2006
    State Representative Eric Koch (R-65) has filed NRA-supported HB1011, the “Indiana Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act” for the upcoming 2007 General Assembly session. In filing HB1011, Representative Koch seeks to ensure that law-abiding firearm owners in the Hoosier State will not be stripped of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms during a declared state of emergency or disaster. Specifically, this proposal states that, “The state, a political subdivision, or any other person may not prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display or use of firearms or ammunition during a disaster emergency, an energy emergency, or...
  • St. Paul march for immigration reform is largest at the Statehouse since a Sept. 11 memorial(MN)

    04/10/2006 6:35:32 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 41 replies · 740+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-10-06 | MARY BAUER
    Thousands of immigrants packing a rally Sunday at the state Capitol in St. Paul couldn't even hear the speeches. But the message came through loud and clear: We are hard-working Americans, not criminals. "If we are coming here, it is because we're looking for better lives," said Juan Carlos Anaya of St. Paul, who came to the rally with his wife, Norma, and their three children. "We're peaceful people. We're honest people. And we're helping the economy grow." Police estimated the crowd at 30,000, making the rally the largest gathering at the Capitol since a memorial service after the Sept....
  • Rep. McInvale switches to the Republican Party (Florida)

    01/10/2006 8:19:29 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,160+ views
    HeraldToday.com ^ | 1/10/06 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Rep. Sheri McInvale, who became a Democrat four years before being elected to the House in 2002, is a Republican again. McInvale announced Tuesday she is switching parties - a decision that was met with cheers and applause by a large crowd of Republicans at her press conference, including Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings and Republican Party of Florida Chairman Carole Jean Jordan. "We love seeing those who find that their philosophy is attune to our philosophy," said Jennings. "We're proud of you seeing the light." Jordan gave McInvale a big hug and said, "Welcome, welcome, welcome," after...
  • War-drobe: $200G makeover dresses Healey for success

    01/07/2006 11:33:42 PM PST · by Panerai · 5 replies · 466+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01/08/2006 | Maggie Mulvihill
    Wear blue. Watch the heavy makeup. Don’t be a polyester snob. Accentuate gracefulness. Convey strength - but not too much. As Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey lavishes hundreds of thousands on image polishing in her bid for governor, she would be wise to heed the advice consultants give to their female political clients. “Women walk a fine line because on the one hand you have to have people like you and think you are nice, but not be weak, and on the other hand if you look too strong then the B-word comes out,” said Democratic political consultant Mary Ann Marsh....
  • Wife files to run against husband for State House seat

    01/03/2006 8:44:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 466+ views
    PHARR -- The wife of a state representative filed Monday to run against her husband in a South Texas race that both candidates said coincides with an impending divorce. Democratic state Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez, a 13-year incumbent from Weslaco, faces a primary challenge from his wife, Jessica Reyes-Martinez. The District 39 seat covers part of Hidalgo County. Reyes-Martinez, 28, filed as a candidate in the March 7 primary only 30 minutes before the Monday deadline, The Monitor reported in its Tuesday edition. She's making her first bid for public office and is now a homemaker. "I'm actually running for...
  • Maine Democratic Legislator Bolts Party

    01/03/2006 8:39:57 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 499+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1/3/06
    AP) A Democratic state legislator announced Tuesday she has quit the party, leaving the Maine House evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Rep. Barbara Merrill's defection will give the two major parties 73 seats each when the 2006 session opens on Wednesday. Merrill becomes one of four unenrolled or independent members. One Green Party member also serves in the 151-seat chamber. The Democrats have held a majority in the Maine House for three decades, except for a brief period in 1996 when the Republicans gained the edge. The Democrats maintain control of the state Senate, with 19 of the 35...
  • Indiana: 24 Arrested After Statehouse Vandalized

    06/04/2005 9:14:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 42 replies · 1,541+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2005
    Twenty-four people were arrested Saturday after police discovered spray-painted graffiti on the Statehouse -- messages that authorities said were part of a protest against an extension of Interstate 69. Authorities said the 24, walking away from the Statehouse and chanting about I-69, disregarded an officer who tried to ask them questions about the graffiti shortly before 1 p.m. Other officers arrived, and the 24 were arrested on disorderly conduct charges a few blocks northwest of the building, state police 1st Sgt. Dave Bursten said. The graffiti was found on two exterior walls, two pillars on the interior and in other...
  • Maine: Budget spat costs $514,430 Most lawmakers acceptextra pay for '04 session

    06/02/2005 7:28:47 AM PDT · by SheLion · 2 replies · 374+ views
    AUGUSTA - Checks totaling $514,430 will go out this month to more than 70 percent of Maine lawmakers who participated in last year's emergency session precipitated by a partisan dispute over a supplemental budget. Nearly all the Republicans, more than half the Democrats, two of the three unenrolled members and the Legislature's lone Green Independent lawmaker accepted the checks, which averaged $3,775 each before taxes. The special, or emergency, session was necessitated by majority Democrats who accelerated the timetable for passing a supplemental budget in order to avoid compromises with minority Republicans. Ironically, many Democrats wound up taking the money...
  • DeFur announces Va. House candidacy

    05/18/2005 10:28:00 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 281+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 5-19-2005 | Bob Gibson
    LOUISA - Peter deFur started his announcement tour for a seat in the House of Delegates on Wednesday with endorsements from a half dozen Louisa County Democrats, including former Del. V. Earl Dickinson of Mineral. “We are honored to have him,” said Dickinson, who held the 56th House District seat for 30 years until 2002. “He has a great background as an educator, as a lobbyist and as a small-businessman.” An environmental scientist who teaches part-time at Virginia Commonwealth University, the candidate is challenging Del. Bill Janis, R-Short Pump, in the Nov. 8 election. “I will bring a voice of...
  • CA: State auditor paints damaging picture of Shelley's use of funds (ShmelleyGate)

    01/10/2005 9:43:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 512+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 1/10/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Kevin Shelley bent rules, missed deadlines and failed to do proper paperwork as he spent millions of dollars in federal election money, state Auditor Elaine Howle told a legislative committee conducting its first hearing Monday to investigate the embattled state elections official. Howle meticulously told the Joint Legislative Audit Committee that Shelley's management failures, which also included the questionable use of federal money, added up to "disregard for proper controls and poor oversight" of money given California to modernize its voting systems. But a representative of Shelley's office testified under oath that much of the...
  • Popular governor helps fellow Democrats campaigning for state House

    10/10/2004 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 341+ views
    AP ^ | 10-10-04 | Amy F Bailey
    Popular governor helps fellow Democrats campaigning for state House 10/10/2004, 8:38 a.m. ET By AMY F. BAILEY The Associated Press OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — Standing on a narrow road outside an abandoned tool-and-die firm, Gov. Jennifer Granholm raised her voice over the rustle of a brisk wind so a small crowd could her promote Mike Powers, a fellow Democrat running for the Michigan House. "Mike Powers knows what it means to work for a living. He understands the needs of working families because that's his background too," Granholm said about the retired Shiawassee County Sheriff's Department lieutenant. "He's just an...
  • Rodd to go back to House (NH State Legislature)

    03/03/2004 6:37:53 AM PST · by DM1 · 91+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | March 03, 2004 | DANIEL BARRICK
    B eth Rodd, a former Democratic state representative from Bradford, won a special legislative election yesterday, easily defeating Republican Peter Russell of Hopkinton. "I'm so happy to be going back," Rodd said last night. "It feels like home in the State House." The race between Rodd and Russell was for a vacant seat in District 34, which includes the towns of Hopkinton, Henniker, Warner, Bradford, Sutton, Webster and Newbury. Rodd served in the House from 1998 to 2002. She lost a closely fought re-election bid in 2002, falling 11 votes short after several recounts. With her victory, District 34's six...
  • Republicans See Chance for Big Inroad {in KY Legislative Races}

    01/28/2004 4:32:51 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 01-28-04 | Estep, Bill
    Republicans see chance for big inroad By Bill Estep HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER FRANKFORT - Buoyed by winning the governor's race, Republicans have recruited candidates from across the state to try to make gains in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year. Democrats, however, vowed they would hold their wide edge in the House and try to pick up seats in the Senate, where Republicans now lead 22 to 16. Yesterday was the deadline to file for House and Senate seats, bringing the usual last-minute flurry of candidate entries and setting up some races that could be hotly contested. Republicans hope...
  • Dearborn Heights Democrat leaves House seat to be mayor (Possible GOP pickup)

    01/15/2004 6:07:45 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 282+ views
    AP ^ | 1-15-04
    Dearborn Heights Democrat leaves House seat to be mayor The Associated Press 1/15/2004, 5:54 p.m. ET LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state House Democrat said Thursday he is resigning his seat to be the mayor of Dearborn Heights. Rep. Dan Paletko said his resignation would be effective Friday. Paletko was elected to his first two-year House term in 2002 to represent the 17th District, which covers Redford Township, northern Dearborn Heights and a small part of Livonia. He said he was asked to take over as mayor of Dearborn Heights after Mayor Ruth Canfield resigned last month, two years into...
  • ACLU Claims Opposition to Ten Commandments Display over Concern for Catholics

    01/09/2004 9:51:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 88 replies · 285+ views
    Lifesite.org ^ | January 9, 2004
    Catholic Group Rejects ACLU "Defense"DES MOINES, January 9, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Copies of the Ten Commandments, along with seven other historical documents, were hung in the Iowa Statehouse yesterday. The documents, which include the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, are being displayed to commemorate the moral and legal underpinnings of the United States. The ACLU affiliate, however, complained that only one version of the Ten Commandments (the King James version) was posted, thereby excluding versions used by Catholics, Lutherans and Jews. The ACLU said this was divisive and showed "government favoritism" of one religion over another. The display...
  • Maine: Fuel tax, bear baiting, smoking petitions to circulate at polls

    11/03/2003 6:08:53 AM PST · by SheLion · 14 replies · 221+ views
    boston.com ^ | 11-3-03 | Clarke Canfield
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine -- Petitions on fuel taxes, bear hunting and smoking will be circulating at hundreds of polling places Tuesday in efforts to gather enough signatures to put three citizen initiatives on the 2004 ballot.</p> <p>The fuel tax initiative seeks to repeal a state law that automatically raises gasoline and diesel taxes each year at the rate of inflation. The hunting petition aims to make it illegal to hunt bears with bait, traps or dogs. The smoking petition's goal is to overturn a state law that bans puffing in bars.</p>
  • Fight's not over yet: Floor debate on Texas redistricting map heats up today

    07/07/2003 7:38:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 198+ views
    Fight's not over yet Floor debate on redistricting map heats up today Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — In the last round, Democrats in the Texas House battled a congressional redistricting bill by fleeing to Oklahoma. They aren't divulging what they'll do when the House fight resumes today. "Show up and find out," Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco, leader of the House Democratic Caucus, said before the July Fourth weekend arrived. It's certain to get nasty. That's been the tone for the past week, since a special legislative session for congressional redistricting began. The GOP is gunning for a grip on...
  • ELECTION TODAY - PLEASE VOTE (Jackson, Eaton, Lenawaee Counties)

    05/20/2003 8:48:58 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 209+ views
    Secretary of STate | May 20
    Please vote for Mickey Mortimer. He's a solid conservative and great on 2nd Amendment issues. He was a two term state rep before he lost in a tough race for state senate last November. This district is about 55% GOP, but it is a special election. With an abysmal turnout, the dems can steal one if we don't vote and they do. It covers about 1/2 of Jackson County, Lenawee County's Cambridge Township, and Eaton Rapids, Hamlin Township, and Brookfield Township, which are in Eaton County. Good luck to Mortimer.
  • Republicans battle for seat in House (Jackson, Eaton, Lenawaee)

    04/18/2003 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 640+ views
    Jackson Citizen Patriot ^ | 4-18-03 | Brian Wheeler
    Friday, April 18, 2003 By Brian Wheeler Staff Writer A former state representative and county clerk. A county commissioner and police official for more than two decades. A successful business owner Even Ray T. Kuzminski, a Columbia Township trustee and the fourth member of an impressive Republican quartet running for state House, has to admit voters can't make a bad choice when they go to the polls for a special primary Tuesday. "They're all formidable candidates," the Brooklyn resident said. "There's not a bad apple in the bunch." Kuzminski joins a Republican field that includes David K. Elwell, Mickey Mortimer...
  • At least five of six New England governors to be replaced

    09/06/2002 3:03:51 PM PDT · by SheLion · 10 replies · 265+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 6 September 2002 | Glenn Adams
    <p>AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) After he completes his second four-year term as Maine's governor this year, independent Angus King plans to pack an RV and head toward the sunset, fulfilling a promise to his family to tour the country together.</p> <p>King, who is constitutionally barred from serving a third consecutive term, (Thank God) is among the five chief executives in the New England states who will be gone after the November elections.</p>
  • Cianchette takes Baldacci to task on money-saver ad/You GO Peter!!!!

    09/05/2002 7:12:08 PM PDT · by SheLion · 6 replies · 223+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 5 September 2002 | Glenn Adams
    <p>AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Candidate credibility was at issue Thursday as Republican gubernatorial nominee Peter Cianchette took rival John Baldacci to task for television ads depicting the Democrat as fiscally frugal.</p> <p>The 30-second ads say Baldacci will save taxpayers money and back up the claim by stating his congressional office is run so well that Baldacci has returned $250,000 to the U.S. Treasury.</p>
  • Does one vote make a difference?

    08/07/2002 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 18 replies · 686+ views
    ... Michigan.gov Home ... SOS Home   |   Elections in Michigan Home   |   Contact SOS MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATEBureau Of ElectionsP.O. Box 20126Lansing, Michigan 48901Phone: (517) 373-2540 Election ResultsPRIMARY ELECTIONAugust 06, 2002 UNOFFICIAL as of Wednesday, August 07, 20022:42:22 pm Wayne Co Reporting w/o Absentees 47th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position Files In LIVINGSTON County TOTAL Gregory Howard COUNTY BY Bogdanski Dillman CODE/NAME COUNTY REP REP 47 LIVINGSTON 11,104 1,042 679 TOTAL Gregory Howard COUNTY BY Bogdanski Dillman CODE/NAME COUNTY REP REP =============== ============== ============== ============== Totals 11,104 1,042 679 Dave Joe Buddy COUNTY Domas Hune Moorehouse...
  • Record numbers of State House candidates drop out /Maine

    07/10/2002 8:39:05 AM PDT · by SheLion · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10 July 2002 | Glenn Adams
    <p>Maine (AP) A record number of candidates for Maine House and Senate seats have dropped out of their races, but the parties still have nearly two weeks to find replacements for them, the state's top election official said Tuesday.</p> <p>As of Monday's deadline for candidates to withdraw, a total of 70 races were being left uncontested by the parties. Fewer than 20 seats were uncontested through the June 11 primaries, but since then scores of candidates have withdrawn.</p>
  • Democratic GA House Speaker uses clout to get new lake adjoining his property

    05/06/2002 1:25:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 2 replies · 1,558+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5.6.02 | John McCosh
    [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 5/06/02 ]Land of state House speaker, family would adjoin new Haralson County reservoir By JOHN MCCOSH Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Tallapoosa -- West Georgia endured some of the worst of the region's droughts in recent years, so state officials are moving to place a 2,300-acre reservoir and recreational lake in Haralson County. Project boosters say it's just a coincidence that the waves will lap against more than 1,000 acres owned by state House Speaker Tom Murphy and his family. Murphy (D-Bremen) pushed for the reservoir for years from his Statehouse post, though the site was only...
  • Wasthenaw/Monroe County St house candidate meeting - Apr 24th - 55TH DISTRICT

    04/22/2002 4:23:11 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Meeting - Washtenaw County Chapter - Candidate Forum (55th House District) Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Time: 7:30 P.M. Location: Tri County Sportsman's League 2640 Moon Road Saline, MI 48176 Description: Come meet the candidates for the Michigan 55th House District and hear their thoughts on Michigan's gun laws. Each candidate will give and opening statement and will respond to questions. The event is free and open to the public. It is imperative that we elect a pro-gun legislator to replace Gene DeRossett who is now in the 52nd district due to redistricting. Featuring the 55th House District Candidates: Bob...
  • Civics teacher running for state House(FLA-Democrat Underground member running, 21st district)

    03/29/2002 7:43:50 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 28 replies · 566+ views
    Palatka Daily News ^ | 3-29-02 | Marcia Lane
    Civics teacher running for state House by Marcia Lane Palatka Daily News A high school civics and government teacher is seeking to have a say in government by running for state representative. Democrat Jerald Cumbus, 35, thinks the time is right for his campaign for the District 21 seat currently held by Republican Joe Pickens. Pickens is finishing his first two-year term in office. "Every semester, I tell seniors 'If you don't get involved and make a commitment as voters or citizens, you might as well pack your bags and live in China'" said Cumbus. At the very least, he...