Vote - Right - Georgia 2010

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December 31, 2010

Welcome 2011

Wishing a very happy new year and happy inauguration to
all of our newly elected Republican Constitutional Officers
in Georgia. Many thanks to all of them for running to serve
their state.  A big "thank you" to the GA GOP faithful and especially to our hard working GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart.  GREAT JOB!
New Year's Prayer
for 2011

Wishing you and your
loved ones peace,
good health, happiness and prosperity in the
coming New Year

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Local choir in Gainesville practicing for Dealís inaugural prayer service

Each member has a story


December 25, 2010


Christmas Day Snow in North Georgia, Metro Atlanta
Updated: Saturday, 25 Dec 2010, 6:19 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 25 Dec 2010, 1:42 PM EST


ATLANTA, Ga. - The wintry mix that entered the state early Christmas morning is expected to continue across north Georgia and parts of central Georgia into the evening through Sunday morning. FOX 5 Meteorologist Ken Cook says portions of north Georgia are under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Sunday. Read more

Atlanta's first white Christmas in 128 years will lead to icy roadways Saturday night and Sunday morning.  Read more


► On a Snowy Christmas Night ◄
by Elvis
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Santa, How about making
Papa Deal governor in 2010?

(From Papa Deal's grandchildren

Christmas Card sent by the Deals December 2010

December 24, 2010
December 21 - 23, 2010

Census Results Could Shape 2012 Presidential Campaign

Published December 21, 2010

The results appeared to set the stage for potential Republican gains in Congress in the next cycle, with GOP-leaning states in the South and West picking up seats while liberal strongholds lost representation across the board. Whether and to what degree those partisan gains materialize will depend in part on how state legislatures redraw the congressional districts next year. . .   Based on the Census numbers, Texas will gain four House members in 2012 and Florida will gain two. Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington each gain one.  States losing seats include Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All those states lost one seat apiece, save for New York and Ohio, which lost two each. Read more at
Census to Shape 2012 Presidential Campaign
Immigration a Factor in Reshaping Congress


Morning Bell: Itís Time to Stop the FCC Internet Czars
Posted December 21st, 2010 at 8:32am in Enterprise and Free Markets

Imagine a future where the Internet is governed by unelected bureaucrats in Washington, DC, who rule at their own whim, regardless of legislatorsí demands or judicial rule. Sadly, that future is now. Today, the Federal Communications Commission is poised to make an unprecedented power grab and assert the authority to regulate the Internet, despite opposition from Congress and a contrary federal court ruling. And while itís a story that has gone largely unnoticed amid Congressí big-ticket lame duck decisions, itís a tale of unchecked government expansion that must be told.  Read more at the Heritage Foundation

December 20, 2010

Coca-Cola Unveils Governor-Elect Deal's Inaugural Bottle -
Read article

December 18, 2010   E-News

Thinking Right
Jim Wooten's recent article in the AJC regarding Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman 
-- Dec.16, 2010
Unlike Democrats, for whom governing has been an extension of the party, Georgia Republicans donít have a history of governor-designated party heads. The rank-and-file do that. Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has a candidate, Tricia Pridemore of Cobb County, who co-chairs his inaugural. Sue Everhart, also of Cobb, the first woman elected to head the Georgia party, has no plans to roll over ó nor should she. Sheís served well, modernizing computer systems, adding security and equipment, building the e-mail list from 2,000 to 250,000, expanded fundraising and assisted every statewide candidate, including Deal. Everhartís eligible at the May state convention for a third and final two-year term. Sheís earned it. She should get it.
Read Wooten's complete article


Dick Yarbrough: Tea Party flame-thrower needs to check his facts - Re: criticism of Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman

Bill Evelyn is listed as the head of the State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC, which seems to be just one of several tea party organizations in the state. He got his name in the newspaper - and in this column - after he sent out a mass mailing this past week claiming that current State Republican chairwoman Sue Everhart of east Cobb, who is seeking a third term to the post is - shudder! - "one of the most liberal members of the Georgia Republican Party" and should be defeated.  , , , Bill needs to take a cold shower and then check his facts. He may have missed a couple of small details in calling the above "liberals." The American Conservative Union gave Kingston and Isakson a 96 rating in 2009 and Chambliss a 92. One hundred is a perfect score with the ACU. Click here to read more of this most interesting story on the Marietta Daily Journal

Oops! How could we have overlooked this one on December 6?
Political Insider by Jim Galloway of the AJC

Your morning jolt: Sheís not Nathan Dealís choice,
but Sue Everhart wants to stay as GOP chair
9:34 am December 6, 2010, by jgalloway

Sue Everhart of Cobb County, on Saturday declared that sheís not ready to leave Ė and would run for a third two-year term at the partyís state convention in May. She made her announcement at a breakfast meeting of Cobb party regulars. ďThe chairman is elected by the grassroots. The governor does not appoint. Thereís not a problem if the governor wants a particular candidate. I respect his wishes, but I am going to run for re-election,Ē Everhart said this morning in an interview.
Read more

ill Evelyn is listed as the head of the State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC, which seems to be just one of several tea party organizations in the state. He got his name in the newspaper - and in this column - after he sent out a mass mailing this past week claiming that current State Republican chairwoman Sue Everhart of east Cobb, who is seeking a third term to the post is - shudder! - "one of the most liberal members of the Georgia Republican Party" and should be defeated.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Dick Yarbrough Tea Party flame thrower needs to check his facts

Comments from Bob Mayzes about Sue Everhart

Here is the text of my comment submitted to be posted to the MDJ article.  --  Bob

I know Sue Everhart about as well as anyone in Georgia Politics.  I am neither a liberal nor a moderate as evidenced by my 7 years service as chair of Bartow County Right to Life and 6 years on GRTL Pac.   In 16 years as GAGOP Treasurer, I served with 5 State Chairmen.  I have known Sue during most of that time.  Sue Everhart governs her life and service by conservative principles.


 Sue rose to her current role out of the grassroots based on very, hard work and service to the GAGOP at every level.  She understands and respects the role of the grassroots.  That is why she embraced the Tea Party concepts.  Sue understands that it is the role of party leadership to get Republicans elected not to pick between candidates.  That is the role of the electorate.   

Sometimes, the electorate gets it wrong i.e. John McCain (who is not a conservative), even so it is not GAGOP leadershipís role to pick candidates.  This year there were more candidates in GAGOP primaries than at any time in history.  Sue remained neutral and treated all candidates with respect and without favoritism.


As for the two individuals that are announced as running against Sue, both of them are fairly new to Georgia Republican Politics.  I first heard of Shawn Hanley when he ran for Fulton County Chair 4 years ago.  I didnít know Tricia Pridemore until just this summer. I canít speak to their values or qualifications because I really donít know them.  What I do know is that neither of them comes close to matching Sue Everhart and her demonstrated results as State GAGOP Chairman.


Bob Mayzes


Read MDJ article


Please note that Bob was one of the earliest endorsers for Nathan Deal for Governor last summer.
Read his endorsemen

News from the Gold Dome

▪ Yet another Democrat jumps ship for GOP majority
by Aaron Gould Sheinin - AJC
State Rep. Bubber Epps of Dry Branch left the Democratic Party for the ruling GOP, House officials said Monday. Epps is the seventh Democrat to switch parties since the Nov. 2 election.. Read more

▪ Graham out as Revenue Commissioner
5:29 pm December 17, 2010, by James Salzer
Controversial Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham is out of his post, but Gov.-elect Nathan Deal said he has offered him another job. Graham said he doesnít know anything about it. Read more

▪ New appointments today
Deal also named Melvin Everson, a Gwinnett County state legislator who lost a race for the Republican nomination for labor commissioner this year, director of the Governorís Office of Workforce Development. And he named a campaign staffer, Gainesville journalist Harris Blackwood, to run  the Governorís Office of Highway Safety.
He named Tonya Boga director of the Office of the Child Advocate. (GREAT choices!)

▪ Lawmakers vote to cancel their own cost-of-living adjustment
by Aaron Gould Sheinin - AJC
Athens Ė State lawmakers voted this morning to cancel a scheduled pay increase for members of the General Assembly for at least a year. Read more

▪ State lawmakers clash over immigration as study panel meets for third time  by Jeremy Redmon of AJC

Democratic and Republican state lawmakers staked out different positions in the debate over illegal immigration Thursday, as a special committee studying ways to crackdown on the problem met for the third and perhaps final time before the Legislature convenes.
Read more

December 17, 2017

Greetings from the Georgia Republican Party

Many thanks to Chairman Sue Everhart and her great team which spearheaded
our largest Republican Victory EVER in Georgia! The card below went out to Republicans all across the state today. Why not drop them a line thanking them
for all of their well organized efforts -- especially in 2009 and 2010.
Staff Contact
- Sue Everhart


Mass e-mail calls GOP chair 'liberal'

Bill Evelyn, an Air Force vet who started the State of Georgia Tea Party group in May, said he founded the group because the Georgia Tea Party Patriots have lost their way.  This is the same man who is quoted in an article in the Marietta Daily Journal calling GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart a 'liberal.'  Read complete article

State tea party groups challenge each other - AJC
Two groups are in conflict, challenging the otherís creditability

   December 16, 2010

Save the date!
Please join us to witness the inauguration of all Republican
Constitutional officers  -- a first for Georgia

 View copy of Inaugural Invitation below

No charge for the Inauguration.  Ticket requests may be made on line at until noon of Jan. 7, 2011. Mail requests before Dec. 31 to P.O. Box 420075, Atlanta, GA 30342.

Left: Invitation to Gala Event on Monday Evening, January 10, 2011
Invitation Only

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   December 16, 2010

Favorite T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers of the day
A Great Day is Coming!


  December 16 - 17, 2010

Dec. 16, 2010

As soon as Nathan Deal pulled away from the table and stood, he was surrounded ó cameras hovered and reporters pushed close, business leaders held out cards and people stretched in for a handshake.
Reporter: By Camie Young, Senior Writer
Email Address:

For immediate release

Dec. 15, 2010





New leaders for Administrative Services, Juvenile Justice


Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced today that he'll appoint Sid Johnson as the commissioner for the Department of Administrative Services. Johnson currently serves as the administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. Deal has chosen Cobb County lawyer John Sours as the new leader for Consumer Affairs.  Read more.

   December 10, 2010  E-News

        December 9, 2010 
View photo page

Kevin Harris elected permanent Executive Director
of the GA GOP

E (scholarship) wonít end, but it will change







by Christina Houston

If you click on the graphic and sing along,
you'll never get the tune out of your head.

   December 9, 2010

Mark you Calendar
Upcoming GA GOP Conventions in 2011
Please take a look at this diagram of the Steps to Serving in the GA GOP. Remember that our GA GOP Officers will be elected at the State Convention on May 13 - 14 at Macon.  If you would like to be a delegate to the state it is imperative that you attend your Precinct Mass Meetings and your County Conventions. View -- Steps to Serving in the GA GOP 2011  -- Bettye Chambers

The following dates have been reserved for GA GOP conventions:

Counties Above 80,000 Precinct Mass Meetings        February 12, 2011
Below 80,000 Precinct Mass Meetings                      March 12, 2011
County Conventions                                                 March 12, 2011
District Conventions                                                 April 16, 2011
State Convention     - Macon                                     May 13-14, 2011

Reminder for Counties over 80,000: The last day for the State Executive Committee to receive requests for consolidation of precincts under Rule 5.1 for the purposes of the upcoming February Mass Precinct meetings is Tuesday, December 28, 2010. For additional questions for clarification, contact Kevin Harris at 404-257-5559 ext. 212.

We will be announcing convention training for county and district chairmen shortly. These trainings will cover the Georgia Republican Party convention procedures and important tips for conducting a successful convention. Please contact your district chairmen for information about your training.

Please send us any pictures from your GOP holiday parties by Monday, December 20 so we can include them in our Christmas Grassroots Newsletter.

Thank you for everything you do on behalf of Republicans. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.


Whitney H. Gibbs
Georgia Republican Party
(404) 257-5559 x234 I @GaRepublicans I

December 9, 2010

▪ Plans announced for Inauguration and the Inaugural Gala
at Philips Arena in Atlanta

The inaugural committee of Governor-elect Nathan Deal has announced the schedule of events for the inaugural including a gala to be held on Jan. 10, 2011.
The gala will feature a number of musical performers
from Georgia as well as a nationally-known headliner. 
It will take place at Atlanta's Philips Arena beginning at
7:30 p.m.
"Georgia is home to some of the nation's best talent in government business and entertainment" said Jay
Morgan co-chair of the inaugural committee. "The Inaugural Gala will celebrate it all." The event honors the new governor and the constitutional officers who will also take office that day.
The gala is an invitation-only event and like all inaugural festivities will be funded by private contributions.
The schedule of inaugural weekend events:
 Saturday January 8
"With a Servant's Heart"  a day of service events for non-profit agencies throughout Georgia.  Times and locations vary.
Monday January 10
 9 a.m. Prayer Service-Mount Paran Church of God Atlanta.
 2 p.m. Inaugural Ceremony -Georgia State Capitol Washington Street front
7:30 p.m. Inaugural Gala Philips Arena Atlanta

1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303  --  (404) 878-3000   |   Map

Contact Information
Harris Blackwood
Communications Director
Deal Inaugural Committee
(404) 589-4667 Office
(770) 539-1325 Cell

Click here to visit the 2011 Inaugural website
   December 8 - 9, 2010

▪ Bell Defects from Democrats  - View Video - 11 ALIVE TV

Republicans applaud Hall commissioner for party switch by Bell had long history with Democrats

Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP
Aaron Gould Sheinin - AJC

Deal to replace head of state defender agency
 Bill Rankin of AJC

December 7, 2010 -- One soldierís Ďday of infamyí

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  December 4 - 5, 2010   E-News


Shocker  on the Peach Pundit !!!

Tricia Pridemore Is Governor Elect Dealís Pick For GA GOP Chair

December 5, 2010 19:28 pm -- Read post on the Peach Pundit --

Is this really true??? I have e-mailed several on the Deal Staff asking if this is true but have received no response yet. The first that I heard of this was in a mass e-mail sent out by Cheryl Prater on Dec. 3. Click here to view her e-mail in case you missed it.  Please note that it was Cheryl who directed us in her mass e-mail to take a look at the announcement on the Peach Pundit. (Reliable sources tell me that Cheryl was Nathan Deal's social media full-time employee during the campaign.)  When I went to the Pundit and saw the notice, I almost fainted since this was so unexpected.

Question? What is Tricia's background in the Republican PARTY?
I truly do not know since I only met her last summer during the Deal campaign. Is she more qualified to lead our GA Republican Party than incumbent Sue Everhart?

According to GA GOP Party rules Sue is eligible to run for one more two year term of office. I would encourage Sue to run one more time after the fantastic job she has done in leading the party to its most successful year of victories EVER.  
Sue says that she would like to serve for the next two years and finish what she started. Sue announced her decision to run at the Cobb GOP meeting in early December and several other places. She had wanted to wait until after the inauguration to make her official announcement; however this announcement on the PP and in e-mails has forced her to step forward and announce her intentions. Sue's tireless and never ending hard work and attention to details should be rewarded by returning her to this position for two more years.

As a long time active Republican and officer in the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women's Club, former officer in the GA Federation of Republican Women, former officer in the Hall County GOP, former officer in the 9th District Republican Party, current member of the board of Directors of the NFRW,  two time delegate to the Republican National convention and current member of the GA GOP State Committee, I have developed a huge state wide e-mail list of Georgia Republican grassroots activists. The feedback which I have received indicates that
these people know and appreciate Sue and would like to see her stay on for two more years. We all realize that Sue's knowledge and experience in positive Republican leadership is irreplaceable at this time.  We need a very savvy leader who is up to date on all things Republican and who is well connected in Washington at the RNC and across GA  -- as Sue Everhart is.

It does not appear that many across the state know Tricia Pridemore of Cobb County who served as Cobb County Co-Chair for Deal and headed some of the Tea Party 912 activists organizations. The governor-elect appointed her as Co-Chair of the Inauguration Committee. She does not appear to have much leadership experience in the GA GOP. She is a very likeable and energetic young women, but would she be able to raise the millions necessary to run the GA GOP successfully as Sue Everhart has done? Georgia Republicans have come a long way under the capable leadership of Sue Everhart. Why turn it over now before we remove Obama from office and finish our re-districting process?  We really need her for these two big jobs in 2011 and 2012 before she retires.

As many of you know, I have been and continue to be an avid supporter of Nathan Deal for Governor and served during the campaign as the 9th District Co-Chair For Deal. I also have great admiration and respect for Sandra Deal who will make a fantastic Georgia First Lady.

--  Bettye Chambers, VRG Editor

Related to this topic, please read Randy Evans' column below. 

Georgia Women Leading Political Parties



Another Great Column from Randy Evans

Nathan Deal and the Year Ahead
J. Randolph Evans
Column No. 1045 (12/3/10)

Governor-elect Nathan Deal joins fellow Republicans Lieutenant Governor
Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, and seven other Georgia
constitutional officers to lead Georgia.  So what does this all mean for
Georgians?  Here is a partial list of things to come. Read more

Read previous column by Randy Evans:

Georgia Women Leading Political Parties


Deal names Senate floor leaders, makes appointments

GOP senators block tax bill

Gingrich says he's more inclined than not to run

Can you believe this positive news below for the GOP was actually published in the liberal AJC? ? Miracles do happen.

The GOP made historic gains at the state level this year all
across the nation

Just hours after the November election ended, the conservative journal National Review boasted
online that the GOP had enjoyed a historic win. Not in Congress, but in state houses across the
nation.Thatís not a new story in Georgia, which elected its first Republican governor since Reconstruction in 2002. A few years later, both chambers of the state Legislature had GOP
majorities. Those majorities increased in the 2010 election cycle, and a half-dozen lawmakers
elected as Democrats on Nov. 2 have fled to the GOP in the election's aftermath. Read more

AJC: We rate the National Review claim of historic GOP gains as True.

  December 4, 2010
  November 20, 2010

The Final Runoff Election for 2010 -- YEAH!
November 30, 2010

▪ Nahmias wins re-election to state Supreme Court with 67% of vote.
▪ Chris McFadden gets a big victory for GA Court of Appeals - 
Read more in the AJC

To read more details go to the GA Secretary of State Website . This continues to be a great year for Conservatives in Georgia.


Remember, Freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way!  Go get 'em!
-- George McClelland, Gilmer County GOP Chairman 


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