Election for speaker to be held in state Capitol

A message went out this morning informing Republicans that the election to select a GOP candidate for speaker will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in the House chambers.

Neither the time nor the day had been in dispute. But when the House GOP caucus assembled on Friday, the location of the election had been left open – prompting worry among some that the contests for leadership would be held off-campus and in private.

The Capitol venue is an indication that the tradition noted last week by House Majority Jerry Keen (St. Simons Island) will remain intact.

“We do our elections in public. Every caucus election since I’ve been in the Republican caucus has been done in the open and public,” Keen said. “We’ll continue to do that.”

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December 14th, 2009
2:11 pm

Let’s hope the House cleans House. My man Ox knows how to keep his zipper in check.

Baby Jack played baby Jesus in North Fulton this weekend, guess that makes my man Ox God.


December 14th, 2009
2:59 pm

The future of the GOP is at stake. Get it right or suffer the consequences.

Good Government

December 14th, 2009
3:17 pm

Every position of leadership should be open. This sinking ship will be unsalvagable without fresh leadership. That means Jerry Keen must go.

Get Rid of Special Interests

December 14th, 2009
3:19 pm

I’ll believe it when I see it. Good god, the trash I’m hearing about the good ole boys makes me want to cry. And I’m a republican. The public is watching now boys, the public is watching.

GA. Capitol

December 14th, 2009
4:17 pm

Keen will be the one bad apple left in the basket with the rest of them. Slowly they will all turn bad. It never fails.

I guess with Kidd now elected, every one of the Leadership will learn how to work the Lobbyist and get the free trips to Daufuskie Island with the girls.

James Groce

December 14th, 2009
4:51 pm

If the OX is the best that the replubs have to offer we are in a hell of a mess.That is certainly what we have under the DOME, a hell of a mess.Clean house or we will.
Thanks to the OX he cost us taxpayers $24,000 for each new home buyer that received a $8,000
credit.He also voted for Bushes TARP.How far away from limited Constitutional Government is he?

Intown lib

December 14th, 2009
5:04 pm

I wonder if the Dems can capitalize on the chaos or if the Repubs are too entrenched now in OTP Georgia except for a handful of seats in medium sized urban areas and a couple of rural seats that never switched.

Good Gubmit

December 14th, 2009
6:12 pm

Jill Chambers for Speaker!! Possibly the only one in the caucus with less class than Glenn. Very entertaining to be sure. Someone said the House is a circus, this is proof.



December 14th, 2009
8:15 pm

Keen is the remaining bad apple in the basket, and …………………..Jan Jones! I understand Jones is slipping by the minute.