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State Dem. chair: Rand’s so extreme our Republicans look sane
2 years ago

State Dem. chair: Rand’s so extreme our Republicans look sane

The chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia responded in color terms to the presidential campaign announcement of U.S. Senator Rand Paul Tuesday by calling the Kentucky Republican a “whackadoo” who would dismantle the country’s social safety net and erase strides made by minority groups.

In a lengthy statement haranguing Paul as hostile to women and gays, state party chair DuBose Porter said the GOP hopeful was so extreme he made Georgia’s congressional delegation look moderate.

“Rand Paul’s announcement should alarm every woman, college student, and hardworking family in the state of Georgia,” Porter said. “Even by Georgia standards, Rand Paul is a whackadoo that would turn the Office of the President into a breeding ground of the bizarre and extreme right. The guy is on the record criticizing the Civil Rights movement, saying he doesn’t believe in LGBT rights because they’re ‘based on behavior,’ and saying that vaccinating our children is a step toward ‘martial law.’

A handful of Georgia Republican pols were on hand for Paul’s kickoff in Louisville, Ky. Tuesday. They included state Reps. John Pezold and Scot Turner and failed State School Superintendent candidate Ashley Bell. Read More

Dept. of typos
3 years ago

Dept. of typos

In the contest for Georgia’s top school administrator post, few allowances are made of candidates for spelling errors. Fewer still when a candidate actually misspells the office sought.

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Black GOPer running statewide
3 years ago

Black GOPer running statewide

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell, the charismatic comer who steered Republican Mitt Romney’s crossover coalition last fall after a vaulted political defection from the party to which he was …
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Party-switcher Bell becoming prominent Romney surrogate

Republican Mitt Romney has tapped a former Democratic politician from Georgia to help steer his campaign’s crossover coalition, an effort to exploit the president’s fraying relations with independent voters.

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Party-switcher Bell booted in GOP contest

National Republicans once celebrated the political defection of Ashley Bell as a potent rejoinder to the south’s politics of race, a charismatic comer around whom a party could fashion a …
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