Jenna Garland, a former press secretary to ex-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the first person ever charged criminally with violating Georgia's public records law, will finally have her say in court today.
A combat veteran and union member has joined the race to challenge Republican Barry Loudermilk for his 11th District congressional seat.
Rod Sellers launched his bid with a promise not to take any campaign funds from corporate PACs or lobbyists, and to reject the outsized influence of the "donor class." He also said he would sign the Young Turks' progressive economic pledge.
“I’m probably not that different from you,” he said in his introduction to voters. “I swore off a mini-van at 21 and bought one at 33. I grew up here, I went to school here and after eight years of service I’m raising my family here.”
Other Democrats in the contest include Dana Barrett, who recently left her show on 640/WGST-AM to challenge Loudermilk with a bet that a "socially liberal" stance will win over suburban women.
The 11th, which stretches from Adairsville down to Buckhead, was represented by Phil Gingrey and Bob Barr before Loudermilk’s 2014 victory.
It’s far more conservative than the nearby 6th and 7th districts, a target of both parties in 2020. Trump carried the district by 25 percentage points in 2016 and Loudermilk captured more than 60% of the vote last year.
Dozens of protesters showed up outside U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath's office on Saturday as part of a concerted attack focusing on her support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Danielle Alvarez said the Marietta Democrat is “politically motivated and continues to resist the voters in her district.”
U.S. Sen. David Perdue got in on the action, too, with a Tweet about the demonstration saying Georgians are fed up with the "impeachment scarm" and want results growing the economy and boosting the military.
At least 20 legal scholars affiliated with a Georgia law school have come out publicly in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump.
They are among 854 law professors and counting who have signed an open letter encouraging Congress to move forward with impeachment. The letter is sponsored by government watchdog group Protect Democracy and posted on the website Medium.
The essay says there is clear evidence that Trump violated his oath of office.
Each of Georgia’s five law schools have at least one current or former instructor who signed the letter. Other colleagues told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution they decided against participating or did not agree with its contents.
Atlanta rapper and businessman Michael Render, a.k.a. Killer Mike, was dispatched to Greenville, S.C., this weekend to speak up for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.