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February 28, 2011
It's almost GOP county convention time! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Come "Meet and Greet" Georgia's grassroots GOP chairman Sue Everhart on Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30- 8:30 pm at The Varsity Town Center, 2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw GA 30144!
We look forward to seeing everybody!
Please RSVP by March 6th to 888-765-0411.
March 16, 2011 - 6 p.m. at Cherokee County Conference Center
Cherokee County Republican Women - http://www.ccrwcga.com/
Sue Lynch, NFRW President - Suzi Voyles, GFRW President
Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman
RSVP before March 9
All three GOP chairman candidates will be debating at the dinner event at 6 pm. CC conference center. See http://www.ccrwcga.com/
► North Georgia New Generation Republican Women - March 19, 2011
Debate for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party
Where: Collin Collins Hill High School Theater/Auditoriums When: Saturday, March 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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GOP Candidate Debate Series
Tuesday, April 12- Debate for Georgia GOP Chair
The City Club of Buckhead3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 1850, Atlanta, GA 30326
7:00 PM Reception 7:30 PM Debate
Candidates: Sue Everhart, Shawn Hanley, and Tricia Pridemore
Complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres will be served and cash bar available. Showcase of GOP Jewelry. Due to limited seating, please RSVP three days prior to the event. RSVP to Ginger Howard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal services may face 1st-time tax in Georgia
By Chris Joyner - AJC
The council recommended that about 50 personal services be taxed for the first time, including haircuts, country club and health club membership fees, shoe repair, veterinary services, lawn care and watch repair.
Newt Gingrich -Michele Bachmann - Mike Huckabee - Rick Santorum - Rand Paul - Mitt Romney - Marco Rubio
February 26 - 27, 2011 -- E-News
GOP state chair race getting messy
editor Insider Advantage GeorgiaSome veteran GOP insiders are privately starting to wonder if Gov. Nathan Deal should have waded into the state Republican Party chair's race.As has been reported, the apparent initial strategy of the governor's team was to have at least one prominent lobbyist ally of Deal's twist the arms of legislators and lobbyists on behalf of state chair candidate Tricia Pridemore. Now sources tell us that the Deal camp is escalating their efforts with a concerted attempt to stack the GOP convention in May with Deal loyalists as alternate delegates."This could be a real mess before it's over," said one Republican activist familiar with the situation. She said that a common belief among insiders is that Sue Everhart now has a clear majority of support. That shouldn't be surprising, given that she is the two-time incumbent chair.
What's the Deal? -- blog
Newt Running for President -- Is it really true this time?
▪ Newt Gingrich to announce exploratory committee ‘in 10 days’ in Georgia on March 8. - Political Insider - AJC - Jim Galloway
▪ Newt Gingrich Running for President in 2012, Georgia Insiders Say
▪ AP sources: Gingrich closer to presidential run
▪ Sue Supporters -- www.SuesTheOne2011.org
Visit Sue on Facebook
If you appreciate all that Sue Everhart has done to lead our Georgia Republican Party to this high level of success, please go to her website Support page and type in your name as a supporter. If you desire, feel free to type a short message stating why you support her re-election. This very long page will be published soon. Many people are waiting until after the County Conventions to publish their message.
▪ Follow Sue on the road in GA
▪ Read about her accomplishments and vision.
Georgia's Historic Night
2009 - 2010 Election Cycle Recap
A Behind the Scenes Synopsis on the Impact of the GAGOP
Recent mailer by GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart - more pages to follow
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▪ Those revisions to the GA House immigration bill? Get your copy here
February 27, 2011, by
Tea party 2012 poll favors Ga.'s Cain, Texas' Paul at the Phoenix Summit.
Cain won 22 percent support from the audience in Phoenix at the summit organized by the Tea Party Patriots. He was followed by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Paul among those casting ballots in person. Paul had the most votes overall, thanks to a swell of support from online voters.
Read more -- AP
February 25, 2011
The Summit is Going Live at 7 PM
Feb. 25 in Phoenix and
You Can Watch - click here
Many thanks to the Georgia Tea Party Patriots who are in Phoenix representing Georgia and the nation. They are doing a great job!
As I write this message it is 7 PM here in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Over 2,000 people are seated in the main hall for the Opening Ceremony of the first American Policy Summit. Another 2,000 are logged in to the Virtual Summit on their computers from home. Now's your chance to join with us. --- Jenny Beth Martin of Georgia was just on Fox News at 10 p.m.
Tax Exemptions Georgians Could Lose
Radio Commentary, WMVV 90.7, 97.2 New Life FM, February 25, 2011 - By Sue Ella Deadwyler
For the last six months members of the Special Council on Tax Reform have explored new ways to tax Georgians. The Council recently reported its findings to the Special Joint Committee appointed to consider their plan. In January, I reported the Council’s recommendation that Georgia begin July 1st to tax every service used by consumers, from getting a hair cut and having clothes dry-cleaned to having a car repaired. Read more . . .
Latest news from the Georgia Senate by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers
Taxpayer Protection Act Passes Senate!|
Plans for saving Georgia's HOPE Scholarship were unveiled Tuesday morning in a press conference at Georgia State University
Georgia Tech Grad Pilots Historic Shuttle Flight
46% View Unionized Teachers As a Bad Thing, 37% Disagree
Americans continue to believe strongly that being a teacher is an essential job, but a plurality thinks it’s a bad thing that most teachers are unionized. Read more.
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February 24, 2011
Governor in tight political spot on
By Jeremy Redmon - AJC
Nathan Deal fought hard against illegal immigration when he served in Congress. And when the Republican ran for governor last year, he campaigned on bringing a tough Arizona-style law to Georgia. Now governor, he is urging caution as the Legislature considers such a
crackdown. He said he doesn’t want to put an “undue burden” on employers who would have to abide by certain requirements in the bills pending in the state Capitol. Read more. . . ▪ Murphy introduces softer bill targeting illegal immigration
▪ HOPE bill moving swiftly through House
▪ Billboards win over trees in House battle
House Bill 179 would allow billboard owners to clear-cut state-owned trees from in front of their signs for better viewing by motorists.
▪ Georgia Ports Authority hires former Hall finance director
Fight for funding still on
Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority. Thompson was one of four top officials ousted from the county administration in January by the new Hall County Board of Commissioners. Read more
February 22, 2011
News from Congressman Tom Graves of the 9th DistrictBy Jerry Gunn Staff - Access North GA
▪ Deal announces overhaul to HOPE scholarship
Plan would raise GPA requirement for students who get free tuition
Gainesville Times -- Associated Press - February 22, 2011
▪ Senate immigration committee hosts public hearing tonight
A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville at 7 tonight to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature. February 20, 2011 E-News
More on the Hope Scholarship Fixes
Fixing HOPE: What would we do if we could just start over?
Great article by Kyle Wingfield of the AJC
Imagine you could take the wayback machine to 1993 and try to shape the HOPE scholarship based on what we know now about its growth and the state of its finances, but before public expectations were set.
You could report to the governor at the time, Zell Miller, that his brainchild would become wildly popular. You could tell him it would help lower-income students further their education and would keep many of Georgia’s brightest high school graduates in the state for college and beyond. Read entire article -
HOPE Scholarship Program Overview
▪ Major cuts planned for HOPE, pre-k
By Aaron Gould Sheinin, Nancy Badertscher and Laura Diamond - AjC
Major cuts to the HOPE scholarship and the state's pre-kindergarten program will be introduced next week as Gov. Nathan Deal and top lawmakers release their plan for shoring up the popular lottery-funded programs. HOPE scholarships will cover only about 90 percent of tuition instead of the full amount and will not escalate with rising cost, according to the plan, which has not been made public. The governor also is expected to recommend shortening the pre-k day by two-and-a-half hours, while increasing the number of available slots.
▪ Lawmakers plan major overhaul for HOPE scholarship
While the HOPE scholarship will continue for college students and their families, lawmakers warn it must be reshaped — and will look dramatically different. The scholarship used by more than 200,000 Georgians annually is struggling financially as enrollment and tuition soar. HOPE covers all tuition and provides some money for books and fees for eligible students attending public colleges. Those at private colleges receive $4,000 a year. Read more
February 19, 2011
Latest Message from GA GOP Chairman Sue P. Everhart
Click on graphic to read this week's entire issue
Last week, thousands of Republicans gathered in 26 counties across Georgia as we officially began our journey to defeat Barack Obama and increase our majorities in Georgia. With redistricting and 2012 in the near future, the Georgia Republican Party must be preparing to train, equip, and recruit hundreds of candidates as we continue to build upon the successes of previous election cycles. To each of you that took the time from your daily lives and hectic schedules to make a difference in your own communities at the Mass Precinct Meetings last weekend, I would like to say "Thank You".
EMBARGOED UNTIL: 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb, 19, 2011 CONTACT: Press Office 202-863-8614
Forwarded by Linda Herren, GA National Committeewoman to RNC - website
U.S. CONGRESSMAN TOM PRICE (R-GA) DELIVERS WEEKLY REPUBLICAN ADDRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) released the following weekly Republican address. The address is available in both audio and video format and is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, February 19, 2011.
NOTE: The address is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Audio of the address is available here.
Video of the address will be available here.
Read transcript on Linda Herren's website.
DeKalb County GOP 2011 Tysinger Lincoln Day Dinner, February 11, 2011
Druid Hills Golf Club, Ponce de Leon Road and Clifton Road
Another exciting Republican event attended by DeKalb GOP members, friends and Governor Deal. Riding with Governor Deal to the event was GA GOP Chairman Candidate Tricia Pridemore of Cobb County along with two Georgia security people. As you may know, the Governor has endorsed newcomer Pridemore as GA GOP Chairman. Also attending the Lincoln Day Dinner were candidates Shawn Hanley of Fulton County and the current GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart who were introduced but did not speak. It is encouraging to see Republicans and candidates becoming more interested in our convention process and attending many Republican events.
▪ Voting Records of all Candidates for GA GOP Chairman
Click on name to view voting records. Please note Pridemore's 1998 record
A Walk down Memory Lane
We've probably all received e-mails about our
birth year before ...
You'll be pleasantly surprised with this one...
Type the year only. Then click the question (?)
Sit back and enjoy!!
February 17, 2011 E-News -
Update to article in BeaconCastMedia.com:
GOP Grassroots to Nathan: "No Deal" In State Party Chairman's Race
written by Linda Herren, Georgia National Committeewoman to RNC
The article from www.beaconcastmedia.com/ recently listed on VoteRightGA site is not completely factual. I attempted to sign in to post a comment on Beacon Cast Media but can't do so. This is what needs to be posted:
Please correct your article in BeaconCast Media to reflect the following:Alec Poitevint has served on the RNC since before 1988 - approximately 6 terms.At times he held two votes when he was National Committeeman and also State GOP Chairman.The GAGOP rules were changed in 2007 to preclude any one person from holding two votes on the RNC.Prior to 2009 the GAGOP rules had no term limits stated for National Committeeman (NCM), National Committeewoman (NCW) or State Party Chairman. The 2009 convention rules committee, acting on requests from their area activists, had a directive that no one person be allowed to hold a RNC position for over 20 years.This 2009 rules committee first considered limiting the terms of NCM and NCW to two terms (8 years) and State Party Chairman to two terms (4 years). After much discussion they elected to limit these terms to three terms for NCM and NCW (12 years) and State Party Chairman (6 years).You state that I, as NCW, addressed the rules committee and advised the term limit be set at three terms. I do not serve on the GAGOP permanent or convention rules committee. I did not attend any of these meetings. At no time did I address this committee regarding setting term limits at three terms.I was asked by individual committee members what it would take to remove Mr. Poitevint from his long term RNC position. I told them that Mr. Poitevint had already served over six terms and limiting this position to anything less than six terms would accomplish their objective.Thank you for your attention to this correction of the facts.
Join GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart at Greater Gwinnett Republican Women's Meeting - www.ggrw.org
Sue Everhart will be the guest speaker at the Greater Gwinnett Republican Women's Club on Monday, February 21, at the Gwinnett GOP Headquarters in Lawrenceville -- 46 South Clayton Street in Lawrenceville. 7 p.m. See map
Visitors (men and women) are always welcome. To learn more about Sue Everhart, visit her campaign website at www.SuesTheOne2011.org To learn more about what the GA GOP is doing under the leadership of Sue, go to www.gagop.org
Read more about Sue's travels across the state to speak to many grassroots organizations. She has been doing this on a regular basis for the past four years.
Visit Sue on Facebook.
February 12th, 2011 - John Fredericks / Staff
"We're not going to let Gov. Deal co-opt the Republican Party from the grassroots," said Debbie Dooley, one of the original 22 co-founders of the National Tea Party movement.
Read entire article
Fox News Interview with Herman:
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. EASTERN on FOX News with Brett Baer.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio leads the pack in the U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring Sen. Jon Kyl.
Arpaio has not yet decided if he will throw his hat into the Senate race, but he's certainly raising his profile. On March 24th he'll join with other fellow conservative leaders for "An Evening With the Joe's" - to raise funds for the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
"An Evening With the Joe's"-- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Joe the Plumber, and The Honorable Joe Miller will headline a fundraiser to benefit the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama. In the coming days we'll also be announcing some very special conservative leaders who will also be guests at this event which will be an evening to remember in California. Read more.
Gold Dome News
▪ Nathan Deal warns against a hasty defunding of health care reform
February 16, 2011, by ▪ Your morning jolt: Five lawmakers join ethics push
February 16, 2011, by
What Would Reagan Do T-Shirts
from the Patriot Depot
February 10, 2011 -- E-News
Herman Cain To CPAC: 'Stupid People Are Ruining America' (VIDEO) View video
Important Message from Sue Everhart, GA GOP chairman
Dear Republican Voters,
It is extremely important that all Republicans in Georgia who want to become delegates to their county, district and state conventions attend the Precinct Caucus Meetings (Mass Meetings) on February 12, 2011. However, please note that these meetings are for counties with a population over 80,000 only. Counties with a population under 80,000 will have their Precinct Mass Meetings in March, immediately before their County Conventions. All Precinct Mass Meetings begin at 10:00AM, sharp. Registration opens at 9:00 AM, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to be seated by the beginning of the meetings.
You will need to take your voter registration card which shows your voting precinct. If you do not know your precinct number, you can determine it by looking up your voter registration information at this link to MVP, or My Voter Page, on Georgia’s Secretary of State’s website.
GAGOP Conventions 2011—Please Save these Dates!
Saturday, February 12, 2011 – 10:00AM—Precinct Mass Meetings for counties over 80,000
Saturday, March 12, 2011 – 10:00AM—County Conventions*
*Counties under 80,000 will have their Precinct Mass Meetings at 9:00AM, immediately prior to their County Conventions.
Saturday, April 16, 2011 – 10:00AM—District Conventions, locations TBA
Friday & Saturday, May 13-14, 2011—GAGOP State Convention in Macon
· Click here to read more details about the Convention on the official GAGOP website
As most of you know, I am running for re-election to be the Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party for two more years. To learn more about me and my record, please go to my campaign web site and read my Welcome letter, Accomplishments and Vision for the Future, Bio and Recent News. If you wish to be listed on my campaign web site as a supporter, please go to the Support Page and follow the directions there.
I ask humbly that you support me, represent me at your many meetings and ask the people in your area to support me as well. Thank you for your help.
GAGOP Chairman and
Candidate for Re-election
Mark Your Calendar for some GA GOP Chairman's Race Debates
and individual candidate appearances
▪ February 7, Georgia Association of College Republicans - View photos
Candidate Debate for Chairman and First Vice Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party at Georgia Tech
▪ February 21 - Sue Everhart GA GOP Chairman and candidate for re-election will speak at Gwinnett GOP Headquarters, 46 South Clayton Street in Lawrenceville. 7 p.m. See map Sponsored by Greater Gwinnett Republican Women www.ggrw.org
▪ Saturday, March 19 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Debate for Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party
Collins Hill High School Theater/Auditorium, 50 Taylor Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Sponsored by North Ga. New Generation Republican Women of Suwanee - More on Facebook
▪ April 20 All three GOP chairman candidates will be debating at the dinner event at 6 pm.- Cherokee Conference Center - sponsored by Republican Women of Cherokee County, GA http://www.ccrwcga.com/
Facebook ads from GA Congressmen?
Have any of you noticed small ads from GA Congressmen in right column of your Facebook page? Usually I do not even notice this ad column. However, recently I just happened to notice a small ad from one of our well know congressmen. The disturbing thing about the ad was the very tiny print below his name urging Republicans to go to a certain website to learn more about our convention process this year in order to become a delegate to county and state conventions. When I clicked on their link, it took me not to the official GA GOP website but to a site set up by candidate Pridemore who is running for GA GOP Chairman trying to replace incumbent Chairman Sue Everhart at www.GAGOPConvention.info . There is a great deal of information there which has been copied right off the official www.GAGOP.org Convention page at http://gagop.org/convention/ . I deleted that ad from my page. Two days later there was a similar ad in its place from a different GA Congressman which I also deleted. So far I have only seen these ads from two of our Congressmen.
Question of the year -- WHY are some of our Congressmen involving themselves in this race by intentionally directing GA Republicans to a candidate website for official information instead of sending them to the official GA GOP site at www.gagop.org ? Does anyone know the answer to this question? We can only guess.
With all the work to be done in Congress now that we have gained the majority in the House, they could better use their valuable time working for the people of Georgia who sent them to serve us in D.C. At least two GA Republican Congressmen are posting ads on Facebook which support one Republican candidate over another by directing viewers to a specific candidate website. -- Bettye Chambers, Buford, GA
Thankfully, my wonderful new 9th District Congressman is not one of the two. ;- )
Following two items sent to us by Linda Herren, GA National Committeewoman to the RNC . . . Read more at www.LindaHerren.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Press Office
February 10, 2011 202-863-8614
View This Release At GOP.com
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE RELEASES
2011 VALENTINE’S DAY E-CARDS
WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) continued its popular annual tradition today by releasing its 2011 collection of Valentine’s Day e-cards. This Valentine’s Day, users are encouraged to share their true feelings with loved ones of any political persuasion by selecting from 18 individually tailored e-cards. The entire collection can be viewed at http://www.gopvalentine.com/
Below is a sampling from this year’s collection:
▪ President Obama: “Hope you like this Valentine’s Card, your grandchildren
are paying for it”
▪ Nancy Pelosi: “You’ll have to open this valentine to find out what’s in it”
▪ Richard Trumka: “No need to send us roses, those Obamacare waivers
were more than enough”
Newt Gingrich to address the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference & Reagan Centennial Celebration
▪ Click here for Schedule of Events
▪ Bachmann: I'm In for 2012 - Fox News
February 6, 2011 February 2, 2011
"Q. Tell us how you came to learn Deal was backing Tricia Pridemore for GOP chair.A. I had called Chris Riley (Deal's chief of staff) early after the campaign, and said I need to go ahead and announce because one of my opponents is already way out in front, and he said, 'Sue, we don't want to take away from the inaugural and put anything on your races. Would you wait until after the inaugural to announce?' And I agreed that that was a good idea. ... So on December third, in the evening I received a call from Nathan offering me to be on the state Board of Elections, and when I declined, he said that he was going to put Tricia in the seat and wanted me on the election board, and I told him I was going to run for reelection. And at that he hung up the phone, and then about an hour later I get a text from Tricia that said, 'I need your support, your advice and your counsel,' and I sent back, 'I am running,' and she sent back, 'yes ma'am,' so there was no doubt in anybody's mind that I was running for chairman. I just did what the governor's office asked me to do and held off, which I was very foolish to do that because that allowed my competition to move forward. I just hung tight and enjoyed Christmas when I should have been campaigning. But since that time he has made calls to people that support me and he told a gentlemen out in Gwinnett County that I called him names. I have never called the Governor anything but respectful names and never would. And then there has been strong-arming by people that were involved in the inaugural with people at the Capitol. One gentleman was told, a new state senator, that if he did not support Tricia that the governor would run someone against him, and they would raise the money, and he would lose. And then the latest was another state senator was told last week that I tried to get him off the ballot. And that is impossible. He was on the ballot. The ballots were printed. ... I think Nathan Deal will make us a fine governor. But we've got to get past this. This is disrespectful to me. And it is more disrespectful to the grass roots because this is their party. They always pick their leadership. And to tell them they're not smart enough ... A slick piece was sent out this weekend that is very misleading. It's a letter from the Governor saying if you don't want to reelect Barack Obama you must vote for Tricia Pridemore. .... People think it comes from me. All it is, is a way for them to gather people's email addresses and contact information and it leads them to think they can go to this site and become a delegate to our convention. Get free rooms and free transportation to the convention. I mean very misleading. This is not a Congressional race. This is not a presidential race. It is a grassroots race. I cannot touch her in money. When they went to the senator they said we're going to raise a million dollars for her. I could run for Congress on a million dollars. And she says she's going to put $100,000 of her personal money into it. I have a $100,000, but it ain't going for a non-paying job. I believe in this. I'm going to work as hard as I can to do this.
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Q A with Sue Everhart
Read more on this topic below - posted on January 31 under GA GOP News
January 1, 2011
GOP sweep named top Ga. story of 2010
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
▪ Mark you Calendar for Upcoming GA GOP Conventions in 2011
Current GA GOP Chairman Sue Everhart has announced that she will be running at the State GOP Convention in May to serve the next two years which will be her final term of office.
View some of Sue's many E-newsletters to GA Republicans.
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