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Your morning jolt: Clay Cox trolls for D.C. money

You can’t say that he’s already measuring the drapes for his office, but the invitation below indicates that Republican state lawmaker Clay Cox of Lilburn is pretty darn confident of his chances in the 7th District race to replace John Linder.

That said, the Capitol Hill Club is a fine place to troll for lobbyist money. Cox warns political action committees not to give him more than $10,000 – because that would be wrong.

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Meanwhile, lesser candidates are restricted to YouTube events. Possibly you read a week or so ago that an arm of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention is among the parties pushing for a resolution to the immigration crisis – one that includes a path to legal status for millions of undocumented workers.

It is not a universal opinion among Southern Baptists, including pastor Jodie Hice – another 7th District candidate in the Republican primary. He’s got a video here on the topic.

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Your morning jolt: Arizona immigration challenge turns up the heat in Georgia’s GOP race for governor

The Obama administration’s decision to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law is certain to have repercussions on the GOP side of the Republican race for Georgia.

Former congressman Nathan Deal of Gainesville is up this morning with his first 30-second spot – focusing on immigration and his promise of an Arizona-style law:

The script:

“I wrote the law to stop illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded health care, cut billions in wasteful spending, and voted against Obamacare.

“And liberals won’t like it when I empower local law enforcement to help deport illegal aliens, but it must be done because the federal government has failed to secure our borders.

“And illegal aliens are costing Georgia taxpayers over a billion dollars every year. I’m not worried about the liberals. My concern is you.”

Deal’s entry into the TV wars – a modest buy aimed at metro Atlanta — makes former secretary of state Karen Handel the only major GOP candidate …

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Clay Cox first to hit the airwaves in 7th district race

State Rep. Clay Cox of Lilburn on Friday will likely become the first candidate up on TV in the 7th District congressional race to replace John Linder.

Below is the introductory spot, which touts the Republican’s support for the Fair Tax – Linder’s baby – and an endorsement by Atlanta Tea Party Patriots:

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Chuck Efstration picks up legal community endorsement in 7th District contest

Big doings on the Republican side of the 7th District congressional race.

Chuck Efstration, the former county GOP chairman, announced this afternoon that he has picked up the endorsement of Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter – and the nod from seven current and past presidents of the county bar association.

Porter’s endorsement should come as no surprise. Efstration is an assistant district attorney in Porter’s shop. The fact that Efstration is in the contest is a near-endorsement itself.

What’s significant is that Porter is one of the best-respected public officials in the county, with a reputation for rooting out corruption.

And Efstration has thrown out several hints that he views state Rep. Clay Cox of Lilburn as his chief opponent – and that he intends to make Cox’s legislative behavior an issue in the primary campaign.

The bar association endorsements come from current president Angela Couch Nguyen; and former presidents Carole Cox; Lyle Porter; Keith …

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