Tag: Cobb GOP

Nov 08

MDJ: Two Democrats move on to District 6 runoff

Ricky Leroux Nov 8, 2017 Two Democrats have moved on to a runoff in the race to replace Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill: north Atlanta attorney Jen Jordan and Vinings pediatric dentist Jaha Howard. Jordan received a total of 5,860 votes across the Senate district, good for 24.4 percent, and Howard took 5,398 votes, or […]

Jun 07

MDJ: Cobb leaders weigh in on 6th District debate

By Megan Reed Jun 7, 2017 Cobb political observers were split over picking a winner of Tuesday’s televised debate between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, with each preferring the candidate from their own party. Ossoff and Handel are vying for Georgia’s District 6 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in what has […]

Jun 05

MDJ: AROUND TOWN: Another Cobb transit study?

GRAND OLD PARTY: The Georgia Republican Party elected Cobb County resident John Watson as its new chairman at Saturday’s convention in Augusta. Watson, a founding member of the lobbying firm Massey, Watson, Bowers and Hembree, served as then-Gov. Sonny Perdue’s chief of staff. “It just goes to show the strength of the Cobb County Republican […]

May 03

NYT: Georgia Wonders: Will Newcomers Dye the Suburbs Blue?

By RICHARD FAUSSET MAY 3, 2017 JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At first blush, this bedroom city of 83,000 a half-hour north of Atlanta might be mistaken for the perfect example of a white-flight Sun Belt suburb. It sits squarely in the congressional district once represented by Newt Gingrich, with excellent public schools and master-planned communities […]

Apr 24

WABE: Early Voting Could Get Easier In 6th District Runoff

By JOHNNY KAUFFMAN • APR 24, 2017 DeKalb’s top elections official said there’s “no doubt” the county’s board of elections will call for an additional early voting location ahead of the closely watched special election in the 6th Congressional District set for June 20.  Maxine Daniels, DeKalb’s director of voter registration and elections, said the […]

Apr 18

Fox News: New details emerge in theft of Ga. voting machines

By Christopher Wallace Published April 18, 2017 Key electronic voter logs used in the Georgia special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat were swiped from the pickup truck of a poll worker during a grocery run, according to a police report obtained by Fox News. The theft of early voting check-in books has […]

Apr 15

MDJ: AROUND TOWN: Talking trash with Mayor Tumlin

CALLING CAPTAIN AMERICA: Cobb GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd believes he’s found the source of Democratic Congressional hopeful Jon Ossoff’s support. “There is only one group powerful enough to manufacture a candidate like Jon Ossoff out (of) thin air and pump more than $10 million into his campaign. #HailHydra,” Shepherd posted on his Facebook page Friday, […]

Apr 13

MDJ: Letter to the Editor: 6th District voters ‘too darn smart’ to elect Ossoff

DEAR EDITOR: Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff is right when he told Around Town that 6th District voters “are just too darn smart,” but he’s wrong about it having anything to do with negative ads against him. Sixth District voters are just too darn smart to vote for a 30-year-old with a resume that includes “congressional […]

Apr 12

POLITICO: Rattled Republicans turn their eyes to Georgia

“By Democrats pumping in money here, they’ve awakened the sleeping giant that is the Republican base in the district,” said Jason Shepherd, chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party. “There are not enough Democrats here to win, unless the Republican base doesn’t turn out, but now the base knows that they need to turn out.”

Mar 13

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 […]