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Special Election Runoff for
GA House District  25
Hall County

HD 25 Map
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Bobby Banks and Emory Dunahoo in Runoff for GA HD 25 race on Dec.  6, 2011

This special election is  to replace Rep. James Mills who is moving on to serve on the GA Pardons and Parole Board. He was recently appointed to this position by Governor Nathan Deal.  Banks served one term as a Hall County Commissioner and has run his own business in this area for many years. Dunahoo
has worked at Robinson & Harrison Poultry and is semi retired. He has never served in any elected position and is the brother-in-law of former Rep. James Mills.

Emory Dunahoo

Bobby Banks

On November 1, seven candidates met in a forum at Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch.  Read article in Gainesville Times:

Road tax gets thumbs down at candidate forum - State House
  hopefuls reject T-Splost, casinos, disagree on immigration law

Comments on immigration at the forum:

 . . .    "The candidates also differed on issues of immigration and education Tuesday. Godfrey called Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration bill a mistake that should be revisited in the upcoming legislative session. Reed, too, said the bill needed to be improved.
       Godfrey, Reed, Dunahoo and Sykes each suggested a Georgia-based guest worker program to bring in migrant employees to work in Georgia's agricultural sector. Banks said he was not for such a program. . . "

The Hall GOP is sponsoring a meet and greet and a special forum on Saturday, December 3, at the Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch - 10:30 a.m.  Both candidates will have ample time to present their ideas to the audience and will not be limited to two minutes as they were on November 1.

▪ Why I am supporting Bobby Banks for HD 25 in
  this election

I have known Bobby and Connie Banks for many years and know that both are true conservatives with strong Christian family values.  In fact,  Bobby was my county commissioner for four years. One four-year term does not make him a career politician in my eyes ;- )  In that capacity he was always very accessible when I had questions or problems.

Bobby has lived in Hall County for more than 35 years and has raised a family and built his life here. Bobby and  Connie have three sons and three grandchildren and are active members of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. Bobby has been a strong conservative Republican for many years. Read more on his Facebook page.

Having a representative at the Gold Dome who will communicate with his constituents on a regular basis is most important to me.  Bobby has assured me that he will use our new communication tool - E-newsletters -  to keep us updated on business at the Dome.  My former GA Representative has never done this.  We only received a campaign mailer every two years near election time and perhaps one town hall meeting. 

Mr. Dunahoo does not appear to have any experience in Republican activities and has never served in any elected office. His website highlights his activities as an avid sportsman who loves to hunt and fish all over the country.

For the above reasons I shall be voting for Bobby Banks again on December 6, 2011 and hope you will, also.

Bettye Chambers
Former Officer and Webmaster for the Hall County Republican Party and the 9th District Republican party.


On December 6th, vote for new jobs.
Vote Bobby Banks for State House

If you live in HD 25 in Hall County be sure to vote on December 6, 2011.
Please pass this along to anyone you know in HD 25.

Save the Dates: 2012 GAGOP  Convention Schedule

Road to Republican Victories in 2012

The Georgia Republican Party Convention Cycle is nearly upon us again, and in an effort to prepare the GAGOP Grassroots for these events, we wanted to ensure that you all had ample time to prepare. The 2012 GAGOP Convention schedule is as follows:

Mass Precinct Meetings – February 18, 2012

County Party Conventions – March 10, 2012

District Party Conventions – April 14, 2012

GAGOP State Convention (Columbus, GA) – May 18-19, 2012

For more information, visit the Georgia Republican Party online at  -- Sue Everhart, GA GOP Chairman

View Steps to Serving in the GA GOP

President Obama's Approval Rating Falls Among All Electoral Groups

Gallup released their latest polling figures for President Obama’s job approval, and it was more bad news for the embattled Administration. With just 43% of Americans approving of Mr. Obama’s performance in office, his numbers fall well below “the threshold that Gallup historical trends suggest are needed for a president seeking re-election to succeed.”

Perhaps even more alarming for the President, however, is his approval rating among Independents, which has fallen to an all-time low of 30%. It will be a steep uphill battle for the incumbent president to seek reelection without the support of the Independent voters, of which nearly 20 million voted for Obama in 2008. President Obama’s poor performance on nearly every major topic, and especially on the economy, coupled with a radical and alarming shift to the far left, leaves him in a precarious and extremely vulnerable position heading into 2012.

For more details, visit

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Club for Growth warns Bob Barr against run for  Congress

Republican Presidential Candidate News

2012 National GOP Primary  -- Dec. 1, 2011
   Townhall National GOP Primary 11 Days Away - December 13-15, 2011
View Townhall Presidential Straw Poll
▪ Once you go conservative black, better watch your back
World Net Daily
- Nov. 30, 2011
Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter
With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a "love child" with his mistress, Rielle Hunter?

The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing
Read on website
Nov. 29, 2011
Townhall Columnists Thomas Sowell
Gingrich and Immigration
Now that Newt Gingrich has become the latest in a series of Republican front-runners, he is getting the kinds of scrutiny and attacks that have done in other front-runners.  One of the issues that have aroused concern among conservative Republicans is that of amnesty for illegal immigrants, especially after Gingrich said that it would not be "humane" to deport someone who has been living and working here for years.  Read entire article

▪ Rasmussen Reports - December 1, 2011

2012 Presidential Matchups

National Poll: Gingrich 45% Obama 43% - read more


November 30, 2011 - San Francisco Chronicle
Cain Mulling Future of Bid Charges 'Character Assassination. . . '


. . . "The e-mails have been just overwhelming in terms of encouragement to stay, but I've got to think about my family first," Cain said in an interview on Fox News. He said he suspected Democrats had fabricated the allegations because they were "a little bit threatened" by his candidacy, adding, "my star was shining and rising too fast."

Cain was planning to take questions from reporters tonight in Manchester, New Hampshire. In public comments while campaigning across Ohio today, Cain voiced confidence in a campaign powered by popular support.

"The establishment does not want Herman Cain to get this nomination," he said. "The liberals do not want Herman Cain to get this nomination. But I happen to believe that the American people have a different idea."

Rob Scott, president and founder of the Dayton Tea Party, noted that Bill Clinton faced infidelity accusations when he ran for president in 1992. As for the allegations against Cain, "only Herman Cain, God and those women" know for certain whether they are true, Scott said." . . .  Read complete article

National Republican African American
  Caucus (NRAAC) Encourages Cain to Stay in
   Presidential Race
Read Press Release
Herman Cain sticks to speech at Hillsdale College, but posts message to Twitter - Nov. 29, 2011

During his speech, he posted this message to Twitter: “Team HC: The definition of reassess is: To consider again, esp. while paying attention to new factors. Doesn't sound like dropping out.”  On stage, he stuck to his speech, talking about domestic threats and foreign policy.


Herman Cain tells staff he is 'reassessing' his campaign
By JOHN DiSTASO Senior Political Reporter  - Published Nov 29, 2011 at 3:00 am
New Hampshire and Manchester News

Your morning jolt: Herman Cain’s ‘Peach State Travelers’ — don’t call them a Peanut Brigade - Cain Opens State Headquarters in DeKalb County

   9:25 am November 28, 2011, by jgalloway - AJC

After months of focus elsewhere, the GOP presidential campaign of Herman Cain is buckling down and establishing an operation in Georgia. On Saturday, the Cain campaign intends to establish a state headquarters in DeKalb County, just off I-85 inside the perimeter. Cain’s national headquarters has been in a Stockbridge office complex near his home.

The Cain campaign also named as Georgia co-chairs Dave McCleary and Rachel Little, both longtime GOP activists.  Read more.

A Note from Herman Cain - Watch 9-9-9 The Movie

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Click here to be one of the first to watch "9-9-9 The Movie".  

Would Herman Cain Be Newt Gingrich's Running Mate?

Nov 28 2011, 1:50 PM ET - The Atlantic
Newt Gingrich, now riding a polling surge, has speculated about choosing his old friend Herman Cain to join him on the ticket.

Read more



    2011 - We Gather Together

  Click here to read Thanksgiving web page and
   listen to the great music - November 24, 2011


By our favorite cartoonist, Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle of GA, who has rally nailed this one!



One Evil Human   -  George Soros

In case you do not know about liberal anti-America George Soros, please read this article researched by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes.
. . . "George Soros is an evil man.  He's anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.   He killed and robbed his own Jewish people. What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath's lack of conscience. He considers himself to be an elitist world class philosopher, despises the American way, and just loves to do social engineering and change cultures.". . .read entire article

Republican Presidential Race 

▪ An implausible candidate's implausible story - Herman Cain
Rome News-Tribune - by HELEN O'NEILL, AP Special Correspondent - 11/24/11

. . . "Former Congressman Jack Kemp flew to Omaha to meet Cain and later asked him to join the Economic Growth and Tax Reform Commission, a congressional study group. Kemp, who became Cain's political mentor and friend, is quoted as saying that Cain had "the "voice of Othello, the looks of a football player, the English of Oxfordian quality and the courage of a lion."  . . .  Read the rest of this great article.

Herman Cain: ‘I Believe I Was Able to Clearly Explain My Philosophy’
   Nov. 23

Herman Cain Signs Susan B. Anthony List's 'Pro-life Presidential
Cain falling victim to double standard - McPherson Sentinel - Nov. 23, 2011

EDITORIAL: Cain’s foreign policy - From an exclusive interview with The
 Washington Times editorial page - Nov. 24, 2011

▪ Please join Georgia Team Cain at the Grand Opening
  Celebration and Open House of the Herman Cain 2012 State
  of Georgia Campaign Head-Quarters

11am - 2pm --  3700 DeKalb Technology Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30340

Special Invited Guests Include: State Senator Josh McKoon, State Representative Josh Clark,
Colonel Michael Steel, WSB Radio Personalities Neal Boortz & Belinda Skelton --  AND Presidential Candidate Herman Cain. Entertainment Provided by Singer/Songwriter Phillip Rogers  - Williamson Brothers BBQ (Available for Purchase)



Speaker Newt Gingrich climbs in the
polls among Republican Presidential candidates.  This brings back many memories which are not always favorable.

Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist, plain
   and simpl
   by Timothy P. Carney Senior Political
   Columnist  - Washington Examiner

   left: Newt with third wife Callista in his
   Atlanta headquarters
Gingrich Shows 'Compassion' for Illegal Aliens He Helped Stay Rooted
   in U.S
 By Roy Beck, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - Rear entire article

" If, while Speaker of the House in the 1990s, Gingrich had shown any leadership in stopping illegal immigration, there would be very few illegal aliens still here from the 1980s and 1990s because they wouldn't have been able to hold payroll jobs. "  
Read more at NumbersUSA.


Ascendant Gingrich clashes with rivals in debate over immigration and amnesty - AJC Nov. 22, 2011 

Republican lawmakers shun Gingrich's presidential bid
By Cameron Joseph - 11/24/11 11:07 AM ET  - The Hill

Newt Gingrich has failed to land any lawmaker endorsements since he’s risen to the top of the polls, a sign that those who worked with the former Speaker in Congress aren’t warming to him. In contrast, Mitt Romney, another frontrunner for the nomination, has announced several congressional endorsements in recent days, including Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.).  Read entire article
Rush Limbaugh: Gingrich Comments Allowing Illegals Will Haunt Him
Nov. 23, 2011


Web and Debates Change Rules of Presidential Race

   by Michael Barone of
Behind all these apparent changes in the rules of the game has been the increasing importance of new media, which makes political communication cheaper, more plentiful (for those who are interested) and harder to control.

The old gatekeepers -- local politicos, TV news and newspapers -- are increasingly bypassed. It's a more polarized politics, but also one that is more democratic and more open.


▪ Debate Report from the Heritage

Morning Bell: The GOP Debate over Protecting America
Mike Brownfield - November 23, 2011 at 7:57 am
They came, they saw, and they debated. Last night in Washington, D.C.’s, Constitution Hall, eight Republican contenders for the presidency engaged in a debate on foreign policy and national security co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and CNN. When the dust had settled after the two-hour debate, Americans had a clearer picture of where each of the candidates stood on the seminal issue of how to best protect America.  Read more.


▪ Patriot Act, security prompt GOP sparring in CNN National Security Debate
By Peter Hamby, CNN Political Reporter - Nov. 22, 2011 - Sponsored by CNN and Heritage Foundation

Click on video above to view


TRANSCRIPT: CNN National Security Debate Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Read transcript

    November 21, 2011

Herman Cain Still on Top Among
   Republicans for the GOP Primary Win but
   Newt Gingrich Surges -
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Dennis Miller praises Herman Cain and jabs, mostly, at liberals
   BY CHUCK DARROW - Philadelphia Daily News - Nov. 21, 2011

Herman Cain, Rick Santorum Tear Up at Iowa Presidential Forum

Nov. 19, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa — A gathering of religious conservatives in Iowa Saturday night turned into one of the most emotional moments of the 2012 primary season when two presidential candidates — Herman Cain and Rick Santorum — both fought back tears while telling personal stories about the most challenging moments in their lives. Read more

▪ Horowitz: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are 'Idiots'

Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 - Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

Conservative activist and author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are “morons” being exploited by the organized left.

He also says the Republican presidential candidate could win in a landslide in 2012, warns that the Democrats are “character assassins” who will vilify their GOP rival, and predicts that the tea party will play a huge role in the outcome.  . .  “They are idiots,” Horowitz declares.
“If you’ve watched their interviews you know that they’re morons. But what is behind them is ACORN, George Soros, and the core of the Democratic Party. That’s why we ought to pay attention to them.”   Read more and view video.

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Occupy Lodging

Occupy Parents

Occupy Wall St.

Occupy App

ACORN funds to Occupy Wall Street
   by Conservative Action Alerts on November 18

Not only is President Obama up to his old “ACORN” tricks, but it has been uncovered that ACORN, and its derivative, have illegally raised money to fund the “Occupy Wall Street” movement!

▪ Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Three and a Half

Occutards - How they got that way  - click above video to view

I think this explains what our culture has created. Sad, but so true. 

Guy Who Shot at White House Lived in Occupy DC Camp  

RNC Chief Priebus on Obama Presidency:
'A Fish Rots at the Head'
Nov. 17, 2011 by Margaret Menge 
Read article in News Max

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus offers a blunt assessment of President Barack Obama’s presidency: “A fish rots at the head.” During a speech to students at the University of Chicago on Wednesday, Priebus also said he’s working hard to return Obama to one of his previous jobs at the university, teaching constitutional law.

After campaigning on a platform of “hope and change” in 2008, Obama now is campaigning “on fear and division,” Priebus said during his speech at the university’s Harris School of Public Policy, as reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Cain 'stands up for America' at Jacksonville Landing
November 18, 2011 -- Jacksonville, FL
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was the opening speaker at "Stand Up For America" Friday at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville.

Cain reminded the audience of about 2,000 enthusiasts that the Declaration of Independence says that “all men are created equal.” But he said he has some “altering and abolishing” to do in the government to make things more equal. That includes abolishing Obamacare and ending the economic, energy and illegal immigration crisis.

“But the biggest crisis we have is a severe deficiency of leadership in the White house, and that is what we will alter,” he said. “The good news is we can fix this stuff. We can fix it.”  He spent 15 minutes telling an enthusiastic audience that he wants to help a nation that has become weaker economically and militarily and lost the respect of the world. Read more

     by Dick Morris


WASHINGTON — Herman Cain on Thursday became the first Republican presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection. . .  Cain asked for the security and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and congressional leaders approved his request Thursday, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed. 
. . . When then-Sen. Barack Obama was placed under Secret Service protection in May 2007, it was the earliest ever for a presidential candidate. One of his rivals, Hillary Rodham Clinton, already had a protective detail because she was a former first lady.   Read more.
    November 15, 2011  


ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans are planning a GOP presidential debate in the days leading up to the "Super Tuesday" primary in March, chairwoman Sue Everhart announced Monday, November 14, 2011.  Everhart said the debate is a signal that Georgia is recapturing its role as a national player in presidential politics. Georgia is one of about a dozen states that will hold primaries or caucuses on March 6.

"Hosting the 2012 Super Tuesday Republican presidential debate will ensure that the national spotlight shines on Georgia, one of the reddest states in our great nation," Everhart said after a fundraiser Monday. "The road to the White House in 2012 runs straight through Georgia." 
Read more on CNN website.


Cain, Paul, Romney and Gingrich tied in new Iowa poll - LA Times - 11/15/11

According to a new Bloomberg News poll. . .
Herman Cain leads the pack with 20%
Ron Paul at 19%,
Mitt Romney at 18%
Newt Gingrich at 17%.  -- read more

▪ Wife defends Cain in first interview, says he 'totally respects women'
   November 13, 2011 - NY Post

The wife of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has given her first televised interview.  Gloria Cain sat down with FOX News Channel's Greta Van Susteren for a conversation to be screened Monday night, November 14, 2011.

Read story and view video on Fox News


Nov. 12, 2011 - Presidential Debate on CBS TV


Fox News:
Republicans Debate Foreign
in South Carolina

On everything from foreign aid to the Iranian nuclear threat, the Republican presidential candidates bared deep differences over their approach to foreign policy at a South Carolina debate which for an evening put the economy on the backburner.

Cain: God told me to run for president  -  Saturday, Nov. 12 - AJC - By Jeremy Redmon
Cain speaks
to a cheering group of young Republicans in Atlanta telling them that God told him to run for president and that he was “in it to win it.”

Nov. 11, 2011

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"Veterans Day Every Day

"Freedom is not Free"

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GA Sen. Renee Unterman endorses Herman Cain for President
Updated: Wednesday, 09 Nov 2011, 7:07 PM

ATLANTA - The sole Republican woman in the Georgia Senate, Renee Unterman, said Wednesday she is endorsing Herman Cain.

Unterman dismissed recent allegations made against Cain as she announced her support for him.  Click on video at left to read more.

▪ Investigator: Herman Cain innocent of sexual advances - Nov. 10, 2011

Private investigator TJ Ward said presidential hopeful Herman Cain was not lying at a news conference on Tuesday in Phoenix. Cain denied making any sexual actions towards Sharon Bialek and vowed to take a polygraph test if necessary to prove his innocence.

Cain has not taken a polygraph but Ward said he does have software that does something better.

Ward said the $15,000 software can detect lies in people's voices.

CBS Atlanta's Mike Paluska played Cain's speech for Ward into the software and watched as it analyzed Cain's every word.  Read entire article


David Axelrod's pattern of sexual misbehavior    Posted: November 09, 2011 -- by Ann Coulter - World Net Daily

Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country – Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. – but never in Chicago.

So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.  Read entire article


Dr. Alveda King, niece to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., praises
   Herman Cain for “21st Century leadership

Why are media so determined to crush  Herman Cain's
Sean Hannity Show on Fox News - No. 9, 2011


 by Frances Rice
Nov. 9, 2011 Read article

Frances Rice is a lawyer, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted on the Internet at:

Cain defamation lawyer hired to monitor accusations
Atlanta attorney Lin Wood told Reuters on Thursday he was not hired to scare, intimidate or threaten anyone from making statements, but to monitor the accusations against Cain and respond accordingly. Wood, a top libel and defamation lawyer, was hired on Monday morning when it became clear that Sharon Bialek was about to become the first of four women alleging inappropriate behavior by Cain to go public with her accusations.

. . . Wood represented Richard Jewell, who was suspected and cleared of the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing and later filed libel suits against media organizations and a local college, some of which were settled. Wood's other notable clients included John and Patsy Ramsey, suspected but later cleared in the unsolved murder of their daughter JonBenet Ramsey. The couple filed defamation suits against a number of media companies. Wood also filed a defamation lawsuit against Vanity Fair magazine writer Dominick Dunne on behalf of former congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically involved with intern Chandra Levy but never an official suspect in her 2001 murder. The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount. . . 
Read more

Martha For Congress

9th Congressional District


November 14, 2011 -- Just in update!

Saturday's "Martha for Congress Coalitions Rally" has been postponed until after the New Year.  We appreciate the overwhelming support for this event but would like to accommodate the schedules of our Coalitions Leaders, Grassroots Leadership Team, Campaign volunteers, and supporters by hosting the event in early 2012.  Please stay tuned for the new date, which will be released prior to the Thanksgiving Holidays.

November 9, 2011

It’s only Wednesday, but we’ve had a wonderful week thus far! 

On Monday, Martha participated in her first debate hosted by the Conservative Business Alliance in Union County (Blairsville).  Martha’s debate performance was stellar.  Her knowledge of the issues coupled with a captivating style of delivery set her apart from Rep. Collins and solidified her status as the frontrunner in this race.  We are super proud of Martha!

Yesterday afternoon, our brand new “Martha for Congress” sign was placed above the Campaign Headquarters.  I hope this will reduce the amount of folks inquiring about spa treatment J

Speaking of the Headquarters, many of you mentioned donating/lending tables, chairs, office supplies, etc. at our meeting last week.  If you would like to drop something off, please let me know and I’ll make sure that someone from the staff is at the headquarters.  If you would like to schedule a pick-up from your home or office, please let me know that as well.

Just a reminder that the Coalitions Rally is at the Gainesville Civic Center on November 19th (10-12pm).  Please invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors.  If you know of anyone that would be good in a leadership position, please pass on their contact information.

Finally, if you have anyone that is interested in donating, hosting a fundraiser, or putting together a “Martha’s Sweet Tea Party”, please let us know.

Have a great week!



Ryan Matthew Mahoney
Martha for Congress
Campaign Manager 

Post Office Box #1237
Gainesville, GA 30503

Nov. 9, 2011 -
House District 25 race to fill James Mills' seat

▪ Dunahoo, Banks to go another round for House seat
Runoff between top 2 candidates for Mills' post set for Dec. 6 - Gainesville Times - Nov. 9, 2011

. . . Seven men sought the seat, which Mills had held since first elected in 1993. Of them, Dominic Ottaviano came in last place Tuesday with 5.3 percent of the votes, trailing Democrat Paul Godfrey, who received 7.5 percent.

Still, Ottaviano said he was "tickled to death" with the results. In the final days of the election, he turned the focus of his campaign toward keeping former Flowery Branch City Councilman Kris Yardley from making it to the runoff. "I'm honestly happier than anyone that won tonight," he said. "... I'm just a happy little camper."

Yardley, who resigned from the council two years in to his first term to seek the House seat, ended up in fifth place Tuesday with 13.4 percent of the vote, behind builder Todd Reed and attorney William "Sonny" Sykes. Yardley did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday
. . .  Read entire article

BTW -- Dunahoo is James Mills' brother in law.

Georgia Republican Party Approves 10 Candidates to Appear on Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary Ballot

Read more on the GA GOP website -
Nov. 10, 2011

Michele Bachmann - Herman Cain -  Newt Gingrich - Jon Huntsman
Gary Johnson - Ron Paul - Rick Perry - Buddy Roemer - Mitt Romney - Rick Santorum


   November 8, 2011  - E-News
Nov. 8, 2011

Dunahoo, Banks head to runoff for GA House 25 seat 
to replace Rep. James Mills who was recently appointed by the Governor to the Pardons and Parole Board.  Mills held this seat for almost 20 years.
Congratulations to the above two candidates. Banks is a former Hall County Commissioner and businessman.  Dunahoo, a businessman, is James Mills' brother in law.
Runoff date: December 6 , 2011 -


 Bobby Banks Facebook




9th District Republican Party

November 7, 2011


Ninth Congressional District Republican Party Reorganizes


DEMOREST, GA - The Ninth District Republican Party of Georgia met Saturday November 5, 2011 in Habersham County to hold its Reorganization Meeting at the center of the new Ninth Congressional District (GA-9) and establish the Party’s leadership in the new district boundaries. The meeting is one of fourteen congressional reorganization meetings resulting from the state’s population increases documented in the 2010 census. On September 6, 2011 Governor Nathan Deal signed Georgia's fourteen new congressional maps passed by the Legislature into law. 

The Ninth District Committee elected Andrew Turnage (Union County) as Chair, Amanda Nixon (Forsyth County) as First Vice Chair, Bruce Azevedo (Madison County) as Second Vice Chair, Ron Johnson (Jackson County) as Third Vice Chair. The committee also elected Faye Harvey (Pickens County) as Treasurer, Theresa Webb (Hall County) as Secretary, Louise Little (Fannin County) as Assistant Treasurer, and Mary Jane Childs (Dawson County) as Assistant Secretary.   The new Ninth District's twenty counties are Banks, Clarke (three northern precincts), Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Franklin, Forsyth (northern 1/3), Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Pickens (eastern 1/2), Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White    Read more

New officers on left
Members of the District Committee on right
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If you live in GA HD 25, please vote on Tuesday!

▪  Race for GA House District 25 Seat --
   Special election November 8, 2011 

(seat formerly held by Rep. James Mills

Political Forum - November 1 at Flowery Branch

A political forum took place on November 1 in Flowery Branch at the Spout Springs Library for the candidates running for the state House seat given up recently by James Mills. It was hosted by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Jacobs Media and The Times.  There was a meet and greet the candidates at 5:30. The forum followed at 6:00 with media representatives posing question to the seven candidates in the race, six Republicans and one Democrat.

Republican candidates who spoke at the forum:
▪ Former member of the Hall County Board of Commissioners, Bobby Banks
▪ Local attorney, William "Sonny" Sykes   ▪ Local builder, Todd Reed
▪ Businessman, Emory Donahoo   ▪ Businessman, Dominic Ottaviano
▪ Former Flowery Branch City Councilman, Chris Yardley
One Democrat,  Retired Lt. Col USAF Paul Godfrey
Click here to view photo page of the event

Deal fills top jobs with insiders
7 linked to Legislature get key state positions which pay six digit salaries  By James Salzer - AJC - Nov. 6, 2011

One of Gov. Nathan Deal’s top priorities is to create jobs, and lately he has been doing just that — for lawmakers.
Deal has appointed three state lawmakers and a former House member to six-figure jobs in the past two months. Overall, at least seven current or former legislators have gotten top state jobs since Deal took office in January. And officials say he is backing another former state lawmaker to run the Department of Transportation. Read the rest of the story


Message from Martha Zoller
365 Days Until Our Nation Sets a New Course

One year from Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls for what will be the most important election in generations.


We will decide whether to re-elect a President who may have created history in 2008, but since then has done nothing but create a sense of despair among Americans -
Read more


 Cain and Gingrich Meet for a Congenial Debate 
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 - The Woodlands, Texas  - View on C-Span: then click on Video Play List: Cain, Gingrich Debate

GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich engage in a 90 minute debate hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC. There is no moderator and the two candidates discuss and respond to each other’s positions on domestic policy in The Woodlands, TX. The debate was divided into three parts, with each part focusing on one entitlement program

-- Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.



Herman Cain is beating the odds so far. Despite this week's media frenzy about sexual harassment allegations against him in the 1990s, Cain says his fundraising is up, and his poll numbers in the Republican presidential race are as good as ever.  
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 21%
of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19
Read more on the Rasmussen Daily Update - Nov. 5, 2011


To Editor of THE TORCH, FSU publication - Fall 2011 edition
As usual when I received this FSU publication, I eagerly sat down to read -- until I ran into this stupid article. "Answering President Obama's Call to Improve Digital Learning." 
EARTH TO FSU TORCH EDITOR!!  Are you not aware that the overwhelming majority of people with an IQ above 75 cannot tolerate or trust this Socialist president?  What an embarrassment to our country.  Most of us are sick and tired of hearing the liberal lies and arrogance of this guy, and we really resent having to see these words in our precious TORCH from FSU,
Things were so different when I received my BS degree in Business Education and Communication in 1955 and then my Masters in 1967 (school of Business) before starting my PHD there prior to moving to Georgia.  It seems that so many professors are now very liberal and dedicated to indoctrinating their students with their political views. After teaching for 30 years at the high school and college level, I became horrified to see what was happening slowly but surely to our public schools. Dr. Thomas Sowell said it all so well in his book, "Inside American Education" back in the early 90's.  My personal observations from within our public high schools motivated me to become politically active in an effort to help elect members of congress, presidents, and members of my state legislature who would be cognizant of these devastating trends in American public education.  Therefore, I became active in conservative organizations and learned to build websites and e-newsletters to help in these communication efforts. My many electronic communications along with so many others have been very effective in spreading the word rapidly. 
I loved FSU so much that I have included them in my will with a sizeable donation to be awarded upon my death.  However, I am having serious thoughts about changing this.  Don't you know that you are in big conservative country in Tallahassee surrounded by so many conservative patriots who love this country and do not want to see Obama's name in OUR publication? 
I PREFER NOT TO ANSWER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CALL TO ANYTHING !!  However, I shall be glad to contribute to his moving expenses when he leaves our White House in January 2013.

Read article in the FSU Torch Magazine, Fall 2011.
 Bettye Chambers - Georgia

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   October 31, 2011    E-News 10/31/11
   September 30, 2011
This weekend, our longtime friend Martha Zoller officially kicked off her campaign for congress in her own hometown of Gainesville, GA. We welcome her decision to run for office, something people have been asking her to do for years and, because we know she supports the troops, we pledge our support to her candidacy.

Martha's kickoff  event was well attended by veterans, military families, tea partiers and radio listeners, as she is a household name in the community.

"Every morning for the past 15 years, folks have turned on their radio and heard Martha's conservative message. People already know what she stands for." said her campaign manager Ryan Mahoney at the rally in downtown Gainesville.

At MAF we look for candidates who support the troops, that's our most important issue, and we know that Martha is a huge supporter of our military and their missions to keep America safe and free.
She's so committed that she's traveled to Iraq TWICE to help the troops and Gold Star families that she cares for so much!

Read more about Martha at


Martha speaks to an energized audience on the square in Gainesville

Campaign Treasurer
speaks on Martha's behalf

Martha speaks
to the crowd and lays
our her plans

Women supporters
from Union County

 Chris Yardley of
Flowery Branch

Connie and
Bobby Banks
of Flowery Branch

Qiana Keith and
her children

 Crowd listens to
Martha's conservative message

Right: Debbie Dooley,
a Leader of Tea Party
Patriots of GA

Women of Union Co.
for Martha

Martha with Bettye
Chambers of Buford

Kellie Weeks of
Gainesville wears
her "Martha" sticker

Martha thanks everyone
for attending

► Martha Zoller campaign for Congress kicks-off  - read article
      By Marc Eggers Staff- Access North GA

Presidential Preference Primary for Georgia set for Tuesday,
March 6, 2012

ecretary of State Brian Kemp has announced that Georgia’s 2012 presidential preference primary will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Secretary Kemp was given the authority to set the presidential primary date via a modification to Georgia’s statutory code during the 2011 legislative session. Substantial rules changes by the RNC leading up to the 2012 Republican National Convention resulted in states that are “winner-take-all” states like Georgia not having the ability to hold their primaries without losing ½ of their potential delegates if the primary was held before April 1, 2012.

Behind the scenes, much planning and labor was completed by the Georgia Republican Party to facilitate this decision. Secretary Kemp worked closely with party leaders prior to his formal announcement. The GAGOP Rules Committee and State Committee convened to approve a rule change that allowed the Secretary Kemp the flexibility necessary to ensure that Georgia voters would remain a strong voice in the 2012 primary process as we select our next President.

Prior to the rules change, Georgia was a winner-take-all system and would have lost ½ of its delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa if the primary was held before April 1, 2012. The proposed change to the GAGOP allows Georgia’s delegates to be allotted on a proportional basis if the Georgia primary was held before April 1, 2012.

The GAGOP commends Secretary of State Brian Kemp for his efforts and diligence in the selection of March 6, 2012 as the presidential preference primary date in Georgia.

Kevin J. Harris
Georgia Republican Party
Executive Director
404-257-5559 ext. 212 office
706-455-9200 cell
404-257-0779 fax


   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


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