Blog for Democracy has caught state Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, a gun store owner, using his campaign mailing list to offer red-tag bargains to his constituents.
Premium shotguns for $50 to $100 off, for instance. From BfD:
[C]onviently included in the footer [of the e-mailed ad] is a link to Rep. Jerguson’s campaign website. …. So, it would appear that constituents who sign up for campaign communications from Sean also will also receive business communications from his company.
Just in time for the July 31 referendum on the transportation sales tax, another tea party group has decided to purge its leadership.
The Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party had a lively meeting Thursday night as its leadership explained to an audience of about 60 why they decided to remove three people from the group’s nine-member board.
The meeting kicked off with the board’s chairman, J.D. Van Brink of Acworth, explaining that the board met Sunday and removed members Field Searcy, Bill Hutson and Sue Stanton.
“For quite some time, the board had been split on the future direction of the organization, with two thirds wanting to stay true to the Georgia Tea Party’s founding principles and one third wanting to go in a different direction,” Van Brink said. “The decision of the majority of the board was to save the Georgia Tea Party from eventual but certain destruction.”
Citizens for Transportation Mobility, the group pushing the July 31 vote for the transportation sales tax in metro Atlanta, is out with a new mailer that’s not just elaborate, but looks expensive, too.
This front page opens at the middle:
Here’s the inside:
Voters are referred to the group’s new website, UntieAtlanta.com.
The AJC’s Politifact Georgia today takes a look at U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ declaration that “the federal government owns tens of thousands of properties that are vacant or underused.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider