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Doug McKillip

Georgia Dems. admit crossover strategy and take credit for McKillip’s defeat

Coming on the heels of Athens state Rep. Doug McKillip’s 64 vote defeat at the hands of primary challenger Regina Quick, the Georgia Democratic Party …
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GA House Democrats: anyone but McKillip

Hell hath no fury like a spurned legislative caucus.

Georgia House Democrats have begun openly encouraging north Georgia Democrats still-smarting from the two-years-old political defection of Rep. Doug McKillip …
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Tipsheet exclusive: GOP official condemns north Ga. push poll

A north Georgia Republican official condemned on Monday a new push-poll disguised as a local party announcement leveling State Rep. Doug McKillip as an insincere GOP convert.

Oconee County Republican …
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Ralston, House leadership stump for McKillip

In an evening Oconee County fundraiser open to the public, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, flanked by a cadre of House colleagues, took to the stump for state Representative Doug …
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McKillip clobbering Quick in fundraising

Athens Republican lawmaker Doug McKillip is wildly outstripping rival Regina Quick in the cash dash ahead of the state’s July 31 primary, new campaign finance reports revealed Monday.

McKillip, whose …
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Intrigue builds in state House race as Atlanta Dems raise cash for Doug McKillip’s GOP challenger

As the battle for state House District 117 heats up, Atlanta-area Democrats are joining fellow party members in Athens, and even a former Republican lawmaker, in donating …
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Incumbent lawmakers draw primary opposition on first day of Georgia qualifying

Little over three hours into the first day of “qualifying half-week” for those seeking inclusion on the ballot in Georgia this coming November, a number of incumbent lawmakers have drawn primary opposition throughout the state. While many of these challengers had already declared their intent to run, paying the qualifying fee makes it offical and secures a spot on the ballot in the July 31st primary. Per the Secretary of State’s website:

  • Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (GA-21) is set to square off, in the GOP primary, against Brandon Beach, a Chamber of Commerce CEO.
  • Senate Majority Whip Cecil Staton (GA-18) has drawn primary opposition from Spencer Price, a Macon-area physician.
  • State Rep. Doug McKillip (GA-117), a three-term incumbent, will square off against Athens attorney Regina Quick.
  • U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-4) has drawn opposition from consultant Lincoln Nunnally.
  • Steve Voshall, a businessman and founder of the Forsyth County Tea Party who announced his intention to challenge Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee Chairman Jack Murphy slightly less than two weeks ago, has yet to qualify.

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