David Ralston raised $137k in weeks after election as House speaker

Jim Walls over at Atlanta Unfiltered has posted this:

State Rep. David Ralston’s campaign raised $137,750 in less than a month after Republicans chose him to be speaker of the House, disclosure reports show.

He had less than half the fund-raising time as his predecessor, Glenn Richardson, before his first legislative session as speaker, but Ralston nearly reached Richardson’s total.

The largest chunk of Ralston’s money came from hospitals and the health care industry. See for yourself by clicking here.

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The Mid-South Philosopher

April 7th, 2010
2:01 pm

Let me think…what was the adage that, then, New York Senator, William L. Marcy said about that “old devil”, Andy Jackson,…”To the victor belongs the spoils”?!?

Don’t know about it in Georgia, but, come November, there are going to be a new “bunch” of victors headed to Washington. See you at the polls!


April 7th, 2010
2:34 pm

Nice to see the good ole boys outside the great State of Ga providing contributions to our most esteemed House Speaker. I wonder why that happens?

Alabama Communist

April 7th, 2010
2:35 pm

Nothing like the Corporate health Ho’s making sure their Pimp is living in style at the State Capital…….


April 7th, 2010
2:42 pm

Actually, it looked like to me that the petroleum business is in love with Ralston. Every oil company in GA is listed. Attorney’s like him too.

This is the way to go for a change AJC. Print something that is fact and back it up with pdf’s (concrete proof) not opinion. Maybe an old dog can learn just one new trick.

Road Scholar

April 7th, 2010
3:10 pm

But can we get a tough ethics bill…


April 7th, 2010
6:05 pm

more to come

Rob Vinson

April 7th, 2010
6:21 pm

Pimpin’ ain’t easy…..


April 7th, 2010
9:39 pm

Same old same old. Any hopes I had for Ralston are long since dashed. Another cynical lawyer willing and eager to play the game and continue shearing the sheep (us)


April 7th, 2010
10:22 pm

Well written, p. You expressed my sentiments exactly. And, I had such hope that Ralston would be different.


April 20th, 2010
5:11 pm

What have you useless gum bumpers done to clear the criminal records of those whom INSANE GLENN RICHARDSON had arrested on fabricated charges?! CLEAR OUR NAMES NOW!