Wall Street expresses its doubts about rural Georgia's viability

His evidence is the downgrading of bonds issued for a small public college in southeast Georgia, just east of Tifton:

The specifics from Moody's:

Nick Ayers, the former Sonny Perdue aide who now advises Vice President Mike Pence, is a co-founder of the America First PAC. The group ruffled feathers by snapping up ad time aimed at U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, the Nevada Republican already facing a perilous path to re-election.

Multiple outlets reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus to complain that the attacks were "beyond stupid." More from the New York Times:

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Saxby Chambliss, who retired from the U.S. Senate at the end of 2014, told CNN yesterday that Republican leadership needs to "let the Democrats engage" on health care before trying to pass their own effort. Here's The Hill's roundup:

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"As we saw in the 2014 Senate race with the election of David Perdue and with Donald Trump’s victory, most Georgians are not looking to career politicians to lead our state," he said. "They are looking for a conservative outsider to change the way government works."

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Ramsey was first elected to the Georgia House in 2007 and was a floor leader to Sonny Perdue and later majority caucus whip in the House.

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In an op-ed in the right-leaning blog The Daily Signal, the Republican said lawmakers should end or "heavily truncate" the summer break (it's currently legally required) in order to work on issues such as health care, the budget and overhauling the tax code. He writes:

Cancelling the August recess isn't exactly a new idea. But it's always ignored by party leaders seeking a break after the typically busy summer session.

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Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman
Tamar Hallerman is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington correspondent, covering Congress, federal agencies and other government activities that...
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