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Ethics Director Says Stacey Abrams’ Nonprofit Acted As A Political Committee

The chief of the Georgia ethics commission said a nonprofit tied to Stacey Abrams acted as a political committee during the 2018 election and openly wondered if the organization illegally coordinated with her campaign. Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission Director David Emadi said during a Wednesday meeting that the New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund ...

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Georgia Governor Officially Taps Kelly Loeffler To US Senate

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp officially announced his pick of Kelly Loeffler, a businesswoman who co-owns the Atlanta Dream, as his choice to replace outgoing GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson.  In her first speech as senator-designate, Loeffler described herself as unapologetically conservative, and vowed to support the Trump agenda. Loeffler may face a GOP challenger in the November 2020 primary, but many ...

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Netflix Says It Will ‘Rethink’ Georgia Investments If ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Takes Effect

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told Variety that Netflix will “rethink” their “entire investment in Georgia.” Many major Hollywood studios have remained silent on the matter of Georgia abortion legislation. An MPAA spokesperson told TheDCNF in a statement that “The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process. We will continue to monitor developments.” Netflix’s chief ...

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Georgia Gov Brian Kemp Signs ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill Banning Abortion After Heartbeat Detected

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a “fetal heartbeat bill” Tuesday which will make abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal in the state. “Georgia is a state that values life,” Kemp said before signing the bill. “We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.” “But our job is to do what is right, not ...

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New NRA President Puts Georgia’s 6th District Democrat On Notice

The newly-elected president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) told reporters Tuesday she will support any GOP challenger to Democratic Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath in the next election. “Whoever [runs against McBath] will get an endorsement from the NRA,” said Carolyn Meadows, who also lives in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Meadows has vowed to throw the full weight of ...

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Lucy McBath Wasn’t A Resident Of Georgia During Election Despite Slamming Claims As ‘Baseless’

Democratic Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath was not a permanent Georgia resident when she ran for Congress in 2018, according to a report published Monday. Tax documents uncovered by The Washington Free Beacon reveal that Cobb County, Georgia, does not recognize the freshman congresswoman’s home as her permanent residence, and consequently, the county has revoked the homestead exemptions her family previously ...

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Georgia Moves To Ban Abortions In Presence of Fetal Heartbeat

A Georgia House committee approved a bill Wednesday that seeks to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, marking a significant push to expand abortion restrictions in the state. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved the measure by a 17 to 14 vote along party lines, CBS News reported. The bill makes exceptions in cases where ...

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UGA Became The Birthplace Of Public Higher Education 234 Years Ago |

The University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, became the birthplace of public higher education on Jan. 27, 1785 — 234 years ago. This was the first time an educational system was run by the state rather than by a religious institution. The General Assembly of Georgia earmarked 40,000 acres of land to be endowed for an institution of higher education in ...

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Stacey Abrams Launches ‘Thank You’ Tour Across State That Just Rejected Her

Less than three months after losing her Georgia gubernatorial bid, Democrat Stacey Abrams is set to launch a “thank you” tour across the state to test the waters for another campaign. Abrams, a former state representative and romance novelist, will begin her campaign-like circuit Monday with a restaurant stop in the south Georgia town of Albany. The tour is meant to energize ...

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Republican Wins Georgia Secretary Of State Runoff

Georgia Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger won the runoff election to become the next Georgia Secretary of State, defeating former Democratic congressman John Barrow on Tuesday night. The 2018 midterm elections finally drew to a close for Georgia voters, with the Associated Press and other election analysis sites calling the race for Raffensperger. As of publication of this article, the Republican ...

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Stacey Abrams Wants To Run For Office, She’s Just Not Sure Which Office

Defeated Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams revealed on Monday that she has her eyes set on advancing her political career and she’s considering a multitude of options. After losing in November to Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp, Abrams has been mulling over a second run for the position when his term expires in 2022, according to Politico. However, she is ...

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Watch: President Trump holds MAGA rally in Macon, Georgia – 11/4/18

President Donald Trump holds a rally in Macon, Georgia, Sunday afternoon to support gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Rep. Karen Handel, and Rep. Rob Woodall who all hold single-digit leads over their opponents.  Area Races Georgia Governor Republican candidate Brian Kemp holds a slim 2-point lead over Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams in the latest poll. Stacey Abrams voted against campus carry, ...

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