Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sheldon announced her plans to run for Rep. Paul Broun's open seat in 2014.
Tuesday, April 9
Dacula's state representative, Donna Sheldon, will run for Congress in Georgia's 10th District in 2014, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, she announced on Tuesday. Broun will be leaving his seat in the House of Representatives to run in the Republican primary for Saxby Chambliss' spot in the U.S. Senate. Sheldon, who represents Dacula and parts of northeast Gwinnett County in the state's 104th District, chairs Georgia's House Majority Caucus. Sheldon is not the only one interested in Broun's seat. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) said he is giving a run "prayerful consideration." State Sen. Bill Cowsert, however, has announced that he won't seek the seat.
Dacula's representative in the U.S. House spoke to Clarke County GOP members on Monday night.
Tuesday, April 9
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, whose 10th District includes Dacula and who is running in the 2014 primary for the U.S. Senate, wouldn't support fellow Republican Paul Ryan's budget because its projections were too optimistic. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Broun told the Clarke County GOP this week that debt and out-of-control spending was "an enemy of our nation." Instead, he proposed a balanced budget amendment that has a formula of inflation-plus-population growth for spending increases. The story says Broun also proposes cutting both the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax. And also eliminating the bloated U.S. Department of Education and the jobs-killing Environmental Protection Agency. You may also be interested in…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Rep. Paul Broun announced Feb. 6 he would be a 2014 candidate for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat in the US Senate and on Feb. 8, Tea Party candidate Brian Slowinski announced his candidacy for Broun's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Monday, February 11
Anyone looking for a break from elections after the exhausting run up to the 2012 presidential election is in for a disappointment. The 2014 mid-terms are already under way. As soon as Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced he wouldn't be running for re-election in 2014, the mid-term campaign began. On Feb. 6, Rep. Paul Broun announced that he would be running for Chambliss' seat in the senate in 2014, opening up his seat in the 10th Congressional District. Broun was re-elected to that seat in 2012. And on Feb. 8, Conservative Republican Activist and Tea Party candidate Brian Slowinski announced that he would be running for Broun's seat. He did it via YouTube, saying that Broun had "gotten it right" with his adherence to the United States …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Niki Broun reportedly said her husband was announcing his run for the the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss in 2014.
Thursday, January 31
A post picked up by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Niki Broun, wife of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA-10), whose congressional district includes Dacula, told the group Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics on Tuesday that her husband had her permission to run, and that he was announcing his candidacy. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he would not seek a third term, opening the way for a spirited primary among potential successors. Rep. Broun himself still isn't quite ready to take the plunge. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday that Broun's office doesn't plan an announcement on his prospective candidacy until sometime in the next week. Broun, who represents southern Clarke County, all of Oconee, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
GOP candidate's biggest win comes in 12 Stone precinct with 80 percent of the vote.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. Romney’s biggest wins came in the Duncans A (12 Stone Church), C (Hamilton Mill UMC) and D (Hamilton Mill Christian Church) precincts, all in the Dacula area, by taking 80, 79 and 79 percent of those votes, respectively. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
Time is running out if you plan to vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With less than two hours remaining before polls begin closing on the East coast, voters are quickly running out of time to participate in the 2012 presidential election. Polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern Time in Georgia. According to Ballotpedia, poll closing times for other states are as follows (*state has polls in more than one time zone - time listed is first to close):
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