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Apr 02
2017

MDJ: Kemp draws strong crowd at Cobb GOP breakfast

Jon Gargis Apr 2, 2017 MARIETTA — The keynote appearance of Georgia’s first gubernatorial candidate for the 2018 race was one of several reasons Cobb County Republican Party Chairman Jason Shepherd believed led to a standing room-only turnout at the party’s monthly breakfast Saturday. Many of the 211 in attendance had to stand at the party’s […]

Mar 16
2017

MDJ: Election officials reject advocacy groups’ call for paper ballots

Mary Kate McGowan | Mar 15, 2017 Georgia and Cobb election officials are rejecting calls from advocacy groups for voters to use paper ballots while the FBI investigates a data breach at Kennesaw State University. Voters will continue to use electronic voting machines during upcoming elections, said Candice Broce, spokesperson for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. […]

Mar 13
2017

AJC: Four months after a Hillary Clinton win, Cobb GOP ousts chairman

BY Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway March 13, 2017 Frustrated Cobb Republicans ousted chairman Rose Wing over the weekend and replaced her with an avowed Donald Trump supporter, months after the county voted for a Democrat in the presidential race for the first time since 1976. Jason Shepherd, running on a “Make Cobb Red Again” platform, beat Wing […]

Mar 13
2017

AJC: Four months after a Hillary Clinton win, Cobb GOP ousts chairman

Greg Bluestein Jim Galloway March 13, 2017   A newly elected Cobb County GOP chairman Jason Shepherd stands with fellow officers on Saturday — photo via Shepherd’s Facebook page. Frustrated Cobb Republicans ousted chairman Rose Wing over the weekend and replaced her with an avowed Donald Trump supporter, months after the county voted for a […]

Mar 12
2017

MDJ: Cobb GOP elects Jason Shepherd new chairman

MARIETTA — In perhaps a sign of disapproval over the county “going blue” in November’s presidential election, delegates at Saturdays’ Cobb County Republican Party chose Jason Shepherd over incumbent Rose Wing as the party’s chair. Shepherd was elected by a 173-114 secret ballot vote — a near flip-flop of the results two years ago when […]

Mar 11
2017

MDJ: AROUND TOWN: SPLOST campaign in gear; Cobb GOP election today

COBB GOP ELECTION: Cobb Republicans meet this morning to decide whether to give Cobb GOP Chair Rose Wing another term or replace her with challenger Jason Shepherd. Shepherd, a Marietta attorney, is running on a “Make Cobb Red Again” campaign in the wake of Hillary Clinton winning Cobb County in the presidential election. He threw […]

Feb 11
2017

MDJ: AROUND TOWN: Make Cobb red again?; Welcome to the neighborhood, Dr. Rivera

        MARIETTA ATTORNEY and GOP activist Jason Shepherd has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next chairman of the Cobb Republican Party. Chair Rose Wing will announce at today’s precinct mass meeting at Roswell Street Baptist Church whether she will seek re-election. Republicans who wish to vote in the March […]

Feb 07
2017

AROUND TOWN: The Clinton effect: Will Trump’s loss in Cobb affect county GOP leadership?

Who will be the next chairman of the Cobb Republican Party? Incumbent Rose Wing said she doesn’t want to publicly announce whether she is seeking re-election until Saturday’s mass precinct meeting. But if you’re a betting person, bet on her to run again. We’re told she was asking people to vote for her at the […]

Jan 14
2017

MDJ: Around Town – Cobb Countians prepare for inauguration, ‘Goldstein gap’ on the Square gets art

  THE EXCITEMENT IS GROWING as Cobb Countians prepare for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump next week and the balls and parades that accompany it. Festivities kick off on Thursday with such things as a “DeploraBall” at the National Press Club. The big day is Friday with the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, […]

Dec 04
2016

AJC Political Insider: Gun-happy Kennesaw was won by Democrat Hillary Clinton

One of our number-crunching friends has taken a deeper dive into Cobb County’s November swing into the Democrat camp of Hillary Clinton, by lining up ballots cast with city boundaries — a somewhat tedious and time-consuming process. It was a more thorough victory than some might have thought. Here’s the biggest surprise: The city of […]