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Ga. sheriff pledges no future cooperation with A&E after ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension

    A suburban Atlanta sheriff says he will no longer assist A&E in local productions after the network suspended a popular reality television personality for comments criticizing homosexuality as sinful and “not logical.” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said in a statement late Friday that the suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Roberts by…

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PPP criticized for gaming Ga. poll results

    The methodology of two recent Georgia surveys by a Democratic robopoller that found Republican support sliding has drawn withering criticism for tweaking the sample’s racial composition to allegedly tilt the results. Public Policy Polling, the high-volume automated polling firm, released a pair of surveys over the last two weeks that showed Democratic contenders…

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Isakson: Heritage Action torpedoed GOP compromise efforts

    Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson says a prominent conservative advocacy group is to blame for the failure of a last-ditch compromise effort Tuesday by House Republicans to reopen the federal government. Isakson said the continuation of the two-week shutdown was due in part to the uncompromising position of Heritage Action for American, the…

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Deal leads Carter 44-40 in hypothetical matchup

    Rumblings that state Senator Jason Carter is mulling a bid to unseat Governor Nathan Deal have sparked interest across the board, leading one progressive group to commission a poll of their own. A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of 602 registered Georgia voters, conducted on behalf of Better Georgia, shows the incumbent Republican…

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Atlanta attorney may jump into GOP Senate fray

  An Atlanta attorney says he is seriously weighing a Republican primary bid to succeed Sen. Saxby Chambliss, telling friends he will join the crowded GOP field if he can raise the necessary resources to be considered a viable contender. Art Gardner, a named parter at the boutique intellectual property firm Gardner Groff, has told…

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Democrats hope to find early consensus choice for U.S. Senate race

Believing their ability to win Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat next year is predicated on dodging a costly and divisive nominating contest, Democratic leaders have begun quietly working to anoint a consensus candidate, multiple party donors and operatives say. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the coastal blue dog who has thwarted consecutive Republican efforts to bounce…

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Conservatives, led by Broun, warn Boehner on guns

U.S. Reps. Paul Broun of Georgia and Steve Stockman of Texas have collected the signatures of more than three dozen Republicans on a letter warning congressional leadership from green-lighting legislation providing for universal background checks without majority support from the House GOP caucus. “We are writing to express our strong opposition to legislation requiring private…

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Gingrey to announce Senate bid Wednesday

    U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey will formally announce a bid for Georgia’s Republican Senate nomination to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a well-placed GOP strategist has confirmed. A Republican with knowledge of Gingrey’s plans told Tipsheet the congressman, now in his sixth term in the House, would file a federal statement of candidacy Wednesday…

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Majority of Georgians favor tightened gun laws

A majority of Georgians support background checks on all gun buyers as well as federal legislation that would criminalize the sale of assault weapons, according to automated polling firm Survey USA. The survey, fielded last Wednesday with a sample of 500 adults, found broad support for a host of new gun control measures, universal background…

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Erickson considering challenge to Chambliss

    Popular conservative blogger and radio personality Erick Erickson said Tuesday he was considering a primary challenge to Sen. Saxby Chambliss after a host of political bigs had approached him about staging a bid of his own in the days since the incumbent broke with a vaulted no-taxes pledge. “For a week now, I’ve…

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