Ron Paul and America's youth Throughout the Republican presidential primaries, Ron Paul has done well with young Americans, drawing thousands to his Youth for Ron Paul rallies. However, some of his young fans are still a few years shy of heading to the polls.
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign today claimed victory in this weekend’s district caucuses in Louisiana, boldly predicting that the Texas congressman will be in control of the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention. The Paul campaign said the candidate won “four and a half of six congressional district caucuses, securing 111 of 150 — or 74 percent — of (the) delegates” allocated as part of Saturday’s district caucus process. “Ron Paul’s victory shows his delegate-attainment strategy is working and demonstrates that the media and Washington pundits are underestimating his influence in the nominating process,” said Ron Paul 2012 national campaign manager John Tate. - Read more
Never one to eat his words, Newt Gingrich is nonetheless being fed replay after replay of the famous ABC News clip in which he confidently declared, "I'm going to be the nominee." That was Dec. 1. On Wednesday, the morning after Mitt Romney swept five presidential primaries, Gingrich's campaign staff signaled that he would soon officially concede the obvious: Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. Read more
The Republican National Committee struck back This week with an attack ad called
“A Tale of Two Leaders,” a video mashup comparing presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s stump speeches with Obama’s “#notfunny” musical performance with Black Thought of the Roots, Fallon's house band.
Vote NO on the Transportation Tax Boondoggle!on July 31st!
Can you help us get the word out about how terrible this transportation tax boondoggle is this weekend? We need volunteers to help distribute fliers and to collect email addresses at two events in Cobb County. Will you help us defeat the TSPLOST tax?
What: Jonquil Festival Day 1
When: Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: Village Green, Smyrna, GA
Map and Directions: http://g.co/maps/6bzqb
What: Jonquil Festival Day 2
When: Sunday, April 29 from 12 Noon to 5 PM
Where: Village Green, Smyrna, GA
Map and Directions: http://g.co/maps/6bzqb
What: Taste of Marietta
When: Sunday, April 29 from 11 AM to 7 PM
Where: Marietta Square, Marietta, GA
Map and Directions: http://g.co/maps/k5zkb
Reply to this email with your availability, and I will make sure that you have all of the materials that you will need.
P.S. Contact me if you would like to announce events like this in your county or region!
With Mitt Romney raising private funds for the fall campaign, this year’s presidential election will be the first since the Watergate scandal in which neither major party’s nominee accepts federal funding.
Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, will raise money from private donors at an event in Arlington, Virginia, next week, soliciting contributions for the general election.
The former Massachusetts governor has set up a joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee and four state parties to solicit individual contributions of as much as $75,000 to be divided among the campaign, national party and state organizations, an invitation to the May 2 fundraiser at a suburban Washington hotel shows. Read more
April 26, 2012 (CBS News) Mitt Romney's campaign has hired Rick Santorum's former campaign manager, Mike Biundo, as part of its effort to attract more support from conservatives. Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said he called Biundo the day after Santorum's April 10 exit from the race, and that Biundo then sought the former Pennsylvania senator's blessing before taking the job. The news was first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader, a newspaper in the state where Biundo got his start in politics and where he met Williams, also a former New Hampshire political operative.
Santorum has yet to endorse Romney, though he said in a CNN interview earlier this week that he would support the former Massachusetts governor as the nominee. Santorum's backing will help Romney gain legitimacy with voters who describe themselves as very conservative. They were key to Santorum's 11 victories in the GOP primary campaign, and they have been one of the constituencies most resistant to the choice of Romney as the party's standard bearer.
▪ Newt Gingrich to take a non-victory lap in Georgia April 26, 2012, by jgalloway - AJC Slightly less than a year ago, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich launched his GOP campaign for the presidency with a speech before an assembly of the Georgia GOP in Macon. Then he tanked. Then he resurrected himself. Then he tanked again. And got up again. And tanked again.
This week, it’s been pretty well established that Gingrich will abandon his debt-wracked campaign on Tuesday. At an event in the Washington D.C. area. But never fear – the bookend is coming. Gingrich will be the twice-featured speaker at next month’s state GOP convention in Columbus, chairman Sue Everhart announced last night. The former Georgia congressman will speak at a May 18 dinner for party donors, then address the entire crop of delegates the next day – before the arguing begins over the final slots for the national convention in Tampa. If we’re lucky, we’ll get a glimpse of the next, post-campaign edition of Newt Gingrich.
Romney takes all five states -- Connecticut, Delaware, New York,
Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
- April 24, 2012
Mitt Romney declared victory in his quest to become the Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday and kicked off his general election campaign against President Barack Obama in earnest following a clean sweep of primaries in the Northeast.
Romney's performance in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island allowed him to cap a tumultuous GOP primary cycle that extended longer than many expected. Romney's march toward the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination appeared, at this point, to be all but a formality. Read more
Newt Gingrich plans to formally leave the Republican presidential race next Tuesday, senior campaign aides told Fox News, after struggling for months to turn around his sagging bid for the White House. The former House speaker will "more than likely" endorse Mitt Romney when he makes his announcement to either suspend or end the campaign, a source said.
The decision comes after Gingrich huddled with senior advisers following the five primaries Romney swept on Tuesday night. Romney's victories made it virtually impossible for Gingrich to secure the 1,144 delegates needed for the Republican nomination. (Note: Where is Callista lately? ) Read more
Mitt Romney speech at the RNC Chairmen's meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona (FULL VIDEO 04-20-12) Click here to view
Mitt Romney spoke at the RNC State Chairmen's Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. He targeted his comments on President Obama, in what many are seeing as a move to the general election. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the GOP presidential nominee in 2008, also addressed the conference.
Attending from Georgia were GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart, GA National Committeeman Alec Poitivent and GA National Committeewoman Linda Herren. Sue sent us this photo of her and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Sue said it was very exciting to meet Governor Brewer. Remember the Governor and Arizona in your prayers as their immigration case goes to the Supreme Court.
Randy Evans is running for Georgia National Committeeman to the RNC
at the GA GOP State Convention in Columbus on May 19, 2012.
Thought of the day
Wealth - Romney It just occurred to me... With all the noise the media is making about Romney's wealth, I don't recall such bluster and hand-wringing over the Kennedy fortune. Or, for that matter, John Kerry. Or the fact that John Kerry gave virtually nothing to charity while Romney gave something on the order of $4 million...in addition to his entire inheritance from his father.
Oh! Wait! I just remembered! Romney is Republican. Kerry and the Kennedys are Democrats.
Also, Romney worked for his money. Kennedy inherited his. And Kerry married it. Never mind. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed." Mark Twain
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Tapping into the online social networks of voters is a top priority for the digital strategists working for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - and no site offers a larger trove of personal data than Facebook.
Now the Republican National Committee is getting into the social media game. The party organization, which has the mammoth task of turning out Republican voters in every battleground state this November, is preparing to launch a new Facebook tool that lets users share news, talking points and the latest updates about the presidential campaign with their friends. Read entire article
Thanks to Linda Herren, GA National Committeewoman to RNC, for sending this.
▪ Home Rule VS Regionalism. - More on T-Splost
A growing concern of TSPLOST in Georgia, A new permanent tax, a new form of regionalism, that could effect cities and counties. And Other News
News from Martha Zoller for Congress - 9th Congressional District of GA
April 23, 2012
100 days from today, voters from around Georgia's 9th Congressional District will head to their local polling location to vote for the candidate that aligns best with their values and vision for our country's future.
100 days from today, campaign staffers and volunteers will make last minute phone calls on behalf of their candidate, encouraging voters to cast a ballot before the polls close.
100 days from today, candidates will gather with family, friends, and supporters at local restaurants and homes,
awaiting the results of the Election, hoping and praying for favorable results.
With just a 100 days left until Election Day, we all have to ask ourselves one question - what am I doing to ensure
victory for Martha Zoller?
With 100 days left until the July 31st Primary, I ask you to commit today to making sure that Martha Zoller is the next Member of Congress from Georgia's 9th Congressional District.
Here are four simple things that you can do today to ensure victory for Martha:
Mitt Romney Addresses
The RNC State Chairmen’s National Meeting in
Scottsdale, Arizona < click graphic left to view video
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at the RNC State Chairmen’s Meeting in
Scottsdale, Arizona. He targeted his comments on President Obama, in what many are seeing as a
move to the general election. Sen John McCain (R-AZ), the GOP presidential nominee in 2008, also addressed the conference. Around 40 of the RNC’s 50 state GOP chairmen, along with GOP officials, activists and political professionals, were at the meeting.
▪ U.S. News Politics 2012: Romney expected to dominate in Delaware By NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International - April 22, 2012
Mitt Romney is dominating in northeastern states conducting primaries Tuesday April 24, particularly
since Rick Santorum has left the race, observers note.Romney was expected to claim a huge number of delegates from Delaware, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, even with Santorum in the race. Nothing's happened to change that expectation, except to possibly solidify it. Read more
▪ CURL: Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history? Washington Times - April 22, 2012 The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history (someone should ask the deep-thoughts historian to pontificate on that one). So let’s roll it all up in a ball, shall we, and take a look. Well, they couldn’t protect him from that Magellanic penguin, and they can’t protect him from the American voter. They may have born been at night, but it wasn’t last night. And when Newt disappears this time, it’ll be for good. And good riddance. Read entire article.
▪ 'Grandiose': A look back at Gingrich's campaign moments In today's Deep Dive we take a look back at Newt Gingrich's run during the 2012 primary, and cover some of his
greatest and most interesting comments said on the campaign trail. By NBC's Alex Moe - April 22, 2012
Published: April 12, 2012 WILMINGTON, Del., April 12 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Thursday he would not consider accepting a Cabinet position if Mitt Romney is elected president. The former House speaker from Georgia said, though, he would consider a pro-bono adviser position for a Republican president like he was for President George W. Bush, The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reported." Not because I'm opposed to Mitt," Gingrich said. "If the choice does end up being Romney versus Obama, I can be very enthusiastic for Romney." Gingrich said even though he believes Romney will likely receive the GOP nomination for president, he's not planning to suspend his campaign.
When do you think Newt will drop out??? I say shortly after the April 24 primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Republican Debates are Over
2012 Presidential Debates between President Obama and the GOP Nominee
The dates and venues have been announced for the 2012 Presidential debates between President Obama and
the eventual GOP nominee. The date for the Vice Presidential debate has also been announced.
Ticketing for the 2012 general election debates is controlled by the Commission on Presidential Debates and tickets will be extremely limited. The majority of tickets are distributed to university students and faculty through
a lottery system with the remaining tickets going to friends and families of the campaigns and the media.
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Newt Mega Millions
Another really BIG reason why this is the most important election of our life!!!!
"If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I'd just ask you to keep four things in mind:
Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.
We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court -- in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come. If you don't think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you're smokin' something funky."
--columnist Andrew McCarthy - National Review
April 18, 2012 Dead Poet’s Society
As his presidential campaign sags, Newt Gingrich plays professor. By Robert Costa Millersville, Pa. — Newt Gingrich doesn’t have a stump speech; he has a stump lecture. And on a rainy Wednesday morning, on the leafy campus of Millersville University, the former speaker relished a chance to return to the classroom, decades after he left his teaching post at West Georgia College. Gingrich’s presidential campaign may be an exercise in futility, but here in Lancaster County, surrounded by sleepy students, he was mostly cheerful.
Last year, when he was leading the polls, Gingrich amused the political class by promising to teach a digital course
from the White House. That dream, along with his chances of winning the GOP nomination, has long since faded. Read more
(CNN) – Once the dynamic duo, Herman Cain has dropped his support for Newt Gingrich, saying on Monday it was time for the GOP presidential candidate to abandon his quest for more delegates.
"To Newt Gingrich I would say, 'Speaker Gingrich, with all due respect, let's get on with this, OK?'" the former White House hopeful said in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington. (We understand that that Georgia's Governor Deal is still endorsing Newt. This governor does seem to have a knack for endorsing losers ;- ) Read more
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2012 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION VOLUNTEER INFORMATION - April 10, 2012
From: Paul Senft, Committee on
Arrangements Chairman, Volunteer Subcommittee
The volunteer registration process is explained in detail on the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee website, www.2012Tampa.com/get-involved. As of today, over 2,000 volunteers have registered and well over 24% of shifts have been filled. The Volunteer Registration form outlines the step by step process for volunteer registration. I have registered and found it easy to do so.
At the time of registration, all volunteers will select one volunteer role and one volunteer orientation session. All selected volunteers will be issued an official uniform to wear during their volunteer service. The different volunteer types are: airport greeters, event way-finders, distribution center assistants, hotel greeters, event set-up crew and office administration assistants. All volunteers must be 18 years of
age by June 2012. All volunteers must agree to a background check, and no credentials or tickets will be made available to volunteers.
Each volunteer is responsible for his/her own travel related costs and expenses.
Your Help is Needed to Re-elect Linda Herren
as GA National Committeewoman to the RNC.
This will take place at the GA GOP
State Convention in Columbus, GA --
May 19, 2012
Dear Fellow Georgia Republicans
Your willingness to invest your time
and treasure to participate in the
Georgia Republican convention
process is much appreciated. It is
grass roots activists like you that
will take back our Country.
I have been privileged to serve as
your RNC National Committeewoman
for 8 years. I have taken the
interests of Georgia Republicans to
National level. I have served on
many RNC committees to ensure that
the Republican platform and
financial expenditures reflect our
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many blessings. I do this for the
our children, our grandchildren and
our great Country.
I ask for your vote to allow me to
serve a final four year term
the conservative values of Georgia
Republicans on the National level.
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 12, 2012
ZOLLER CONDEMNS 'SMART ARMS TREATY',
SIGNS NAGR'S PETITION
(Gainesville, GA) - Standing firm against the ratification of the 'Smart Arms Treaty' between the United Nations and the United States of America, which undermines the Constitution and jeopardizes the rights of law abiding citizens to own firearms, Martha Zoller, leading candidate for Congress in Georgia's 'new' 9th Congressional District, issued the following statements:
"It's no surprise that the Obama Administration would be working hand-in-hand with the United Nations to strip law abiding citizens of their God given, 2nd amendment rights.
"Blatantly disguised as a treaty to fight global terrorism and quell international conflict, the 'Small Arms Treaty' is nothing more than a big government, gun control scheme aimed at disarming the American people.
"As a ardent supporter and defender of our Constitution, I will fight in Congress against the United Nations' efforts to usurp our country's power and sovereignty. As a citizen candidate, I signed the National Association for Gun Rights' 'Firearms Sovereignty Survey' in opposition of the United Nations, Obama Administration, and gun control lobby and their efforts to take away our guns and our freedom."
Martha Zoller is a candidate for Congress in Georgia's newly drawn 9th Congressional District. For more information on Martha, visit, www.MarthaforCongress.com, Facebook.com/MarthaforCongress, or on Twitter @Martha4Congress.
Contributions to Martha for Congress are not deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited. Federal law requires political committees to use their best efforts to obtain and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 per election cycle
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will spend the next seven months convincing us to send him to the White House. To get there, he'll have to make a strong case to one very important voting bloc: women. A poll out this week by ABC and the Washington Post shows President Obama with a 19-point lead over Romney with women voters. For Romney to win, he's got to make a significant dent in that margin.
In 2008, there were 10 million more women voters than men. Those voters backed President Obama over Republican John McCain by a 13-point margin. So this election season, what does the GOP need to do in order to win back women voters? Read more
Commentary from Dr. D. James Kennedy - speakers on for music Dr. D. James Kennedy has passed but left his message here. He was a tremendous speaker and author, and I am republishing one of his articles which I received in the recent IMPACT publication by Truth In Action
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Gingrich, who once led his rivals for the nomination in polls, is today millions in debt and describing Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
WASHINGTON — Running for president "turned out to be much harder than I thought it would be," he said Sunday.
"I do think there's a desire for a more idea-oriented Republican Party, but that doesn't translate necessarily to being able to take on the Romney machine," Gingrich told "Fox News Sunday" in a reflective interview. Gingrich says he wants to influence the party's platform, which is a statement of principles on the issues. He's interested in promoting increased domestic oil production and personal Social Security savings accounts. Read more in the AJC
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nominee By STEPHEN
2012 – AJC
. . . The Associated Press has polled 114 of the 120 superdelegates, party members who can support
any candidate for president they choose at the national convention in August, regardless of what happens in primaries or caucuses. . .Seventy-two RNC delegates said they were either undecided or not ready to make a public endorsement. Many said they are eager for the nomination fight to end so the party can focus on defeating President Barack Obama in November. But most said they are reluctant to ask Santorum to quit.
In the latest survey, conducted Tuesday to Friday, Romney has 35 endorsements, far more than anyone else but a modest figure for the apparent nominee. Gingrich has four endorsements, Santorum has two and Texas Rep. Ron Paul got one. . .
In the overall race for delegates, Romney has 660 and Santorum has 281, according to the AP count. Gingrich is even farther behind, with 135, followed by Paul with 51.
Romney has won 58 percent of the caucus and primary delegates so far. At that pace, he would reach the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination, 1,144, on June 5, when five states, including delegate rich California and New Jersey, hold contests. Read more
The former Massachusetts governor inched up to 572 delegates on Monday — exactly half the 1,144 needed — after the Tennessee Republican Party finalized delegate totals from its March 6 primary. Results in several congressional districts were too close to call on election night, leaving three delegates unallocated. Romney got all three delegates. Read more
Base bails on Democrats in droves By Chris Joyner - AJC
Georgia Democrats enter the upcoming 2011 session of the General Assembly reeling from a series of defections and facing an uphill climb toward relevance. The once-dominant party holds 85 of 236 seats in the House and Senate, Democrats’ lowest ebb since Reconstruction. And the number has been slipping. Read entire article