Thursday, April 7, 2011

From Herman Cain

Thank you for your continued prayers, support and generosity. I remain humbled by those who have indicated that they are willing to put their trust in me if I were to run for president of the United States. It's because of folks like you that I feel more confident than ever, as I near a decision about a potential run for the White House.
Three months ago, I formed my presidential exploratory committee, Friends of Herman Cain. The goal was to evaluate if I would be able to garner the necessary voter and donor support to actually launch a campaign as an unconventional candidate who believes in common sense solutions and returning America to the glory of its founding. Despite the strong grassroots support I enjoyed from patriots all across the country, the mainstream media willfully ignored our growing momentum, often deeming me the “longest of long shots” among potential candidates. In fact, one of the nation’s premier polling companies, Gallup, refused to include me in their telephone survey regarding potential 2012 contenders. A political science professor in Georgia even stated that I would “receive less than 1 percent of the vote.”

Now, I wish to share with him--- and you--- that I have been included in the past two Gallup telephone surveys. And let’s just say I got more than 1 percent of the vote. In fact, when they finally started including me as an option, I came in second place out of 14 potential candidates.

While the other potential candidates have been included for several weeks now, in only my second round being included, I move up from 4th place to 2nd place. In this survey, I beat out career politicians, media darlings and well-funded elected officials. While each certainly has some appealing qualities, none of them have what I have--- and that’s YOU!

Please continue to stand with me as I prayerfully consider a bid for the White House. Because I've never held public office and I'm not a career politician, I'm not beholden to the special interests of Washington. Because I'm not beholden to these same special interests, I cannot rely upon their large contributions. Instead, I must rely upon you--- the people.

Please contribute $21 today in honor of the hopes of patriots everywhere to oust President Obama from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and send him packing to Chicago in 2012. If you believe I could be the person to do just that, please give your most generous gift today.

I ask that you please share this message with five of your friends as well. We’ve made great strides and I couldn’t have done it without your support. I ask you to continue to pray for me, as I do for you, every single day.
Thank you!

Herman Cain

PS...I’m counting on you to help us meet our goal. Please don’t let me down at this critical time as I near a decision on running for President of the United States.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Voters to Check their Polling Location and Bring Photo ID When Voting in the February 15 State House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded voters to check their polling location with the MVP voter education website and to bring photo ID when voting in the Tuesday, February 15 state House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections.

The election for state House District 136 will occur in Crawford County and portions of Bibb, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson Counties. The election for state House District 178 will occur in Brantley and Pierce Counties and a portion of Wayne County.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

The MVP voter education website allows Georgia voters to find their Election Day polling location, view a sample ballot specific to them, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more. Georgia voters can access the MVP website at

Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person on Election Day:
  • A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired;
  • Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS);
  • Valid U.S. passport;
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state;
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID; or
  • Valid tribal photo ID.

If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free voter ID card at their county registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirement can visit or call toll free 877-725-9797.

Secretary Kemp also encouraged Georgians to assist his agency with preventing election fraud. The Stop Voter Fraud website allows Georgians to report questionable election activity online or via the Stop Voter Fraud hotline. Citizens who witness questionable election-related activity can submit a Stop Voter Fraud form, or call the Secretary of State’s Voter Fraud Hotline at 877-725-9797. Georgia voters can access the Stop Voter Fraud website at

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Gov.-elect Deal Announces Transition Committee

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal today announced the full roster of his transition committee.

In addition to Chairman T. Rogers Wade and vice chairs Pete Robinson, John Watson and Philip Wilheit, the committee will include:

· Jimmy Allen

· Denise Deal

· Kit Dunlap

· Randy Evans

· Rep. Melvin Everson

· Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

· Sen. Eric Johnson

· Rep. Jan Jones

· Rep. Jerry Keen

· Dan Lee

· Rob Leebern

· Bill Lingenfelter

· Steven Meeks

· Sen. Jeff Mullis

· Sen. Chip Pearson

· Trisha Pridemore

· Neil Pruitt

· Wesley Smith

· Michael Shaffer

· Joe Tanner

· Charles Tarbutton

· Monty Veazy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Libertarian Party of Georgia Breaks Own Records With 2010 Election Results

The 2010 election did not result in any newly-elected Libertarians, however the Libertarian Party of Georgia is happy with the results. With nearly 1 million votes earned cumulatively by the first full slate of statewide candidates in the party's history, the most important aspect of Tuesday's results are the growth in support the Libertarian Party has seen in Georgia. Experiencing a 30% increase in membership since the beginning of 2010, many in the leadership of the Libertarian Party of Georgia expected big things on Election Day. On Tuesday evening, the Party's candidates reached and set many milestones and records.

The most important milestone achieved Tuesday was the retention of ballot access for all statewide offices for the next election cycle. State School Superintendent candidate Kira Willis was the first of all ten candidates to cross the threshold of receiving votes from enough voters to equal one percent of registered voters statewide. She was quickly followed by Secretary of State candidate David Chastain and gubernatorial candidate John Monds.

"Retention of ballot access for the Libertarian Party of Georgia is a milestone many take for granted," said Operations Director Brett Bittner. "However, operating under the most draconian ballot access laws in the nation here in Georgia, we understand the importance of providing Georgians with a choice at the ballot box, and we will continue to work to offer that choice to an ever-increasing number of Georgians. With a little help from the General Assembly, we should be able to field many candidates to oppose the one hundred or so candidates that ran unopposed this cycle."

John Monds, a candidate accustomed to making history, became the first gubernatorial candidate in Party history to eclipse the 100,000 vote mark while also setting the record for highest percentage of the vote as well with 4.0%, besting Garrett Michael Hayes' vote total in 2006 by 26%. Joining Mr. Monds in setting the office record and percent of vote were Secretary of State candidate David Chastain, Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kevin Cherry, and Insurance Commissioner candidate Shane Bruce. Election night's highest vote-getter came from political newcomer and State School Superintendent candidate, Kira Willis, as she earned a total just shy of 125,000 votes in her bid for office. Other notable campaigns include Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Barber, Attorney General candidate Don Smart, and Labor Commissioner candidate Will Costa, all of whom set the records highest vote totals for their respective races. Public Service Commissioner - District 2 candidate Jim Sendelbach set the record for highest vote percentage for that post.

"The most important thing we can take away from these election results is the growth we have seen over prior cycles," offered Daniel N. Adams, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia. "To see growth across the board in terms of the number of new Libertarian voters is encouraging, and it gives us a base with which to move forward."

The Libertarian Party is Georgia’s third largest political party and the only party in Georgia promoting fewer taxes, less government and personal liberty for all Georgians. To learn more, please visit

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Incoming Georgia Governor Deal Names Rogers Wade to Lead Transition Team

T. Rogers Wade, chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, was named today to head the transition team for Georgia’s incoming governor, Nathan Deal.

Wade, who served on the Foundation’s Board of Governors before becoming Foundation president in 1997, stepped down in 2009 and was named chairman of the Board of Trustees.

"We’re thrilled at the opportunity for Rogers to share his years of expertise in politics and policy with the new leadership in Georgia," said Kelly McCutchen, who succeeded Wade as president and CEO of the Foundation. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit, state-based think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians.

"As it has for the past 19 years, the Foundation will continue to provide research and sound, free market-based policy ideas to all Georgia’s elected officials and policy-makers, regardless of their party affiliation," McCutchen added.

Wade has been active in the Georgia business and political community for more than 40 years. He served as chief of staff to Senator Herman E. Talmadge in Washington, from 1973 through 1980. Upon returning to Georgia, he was named vice president of Watkins Associated Industries, a national company with major holdings in transportation, development, seafood processing, insurance and communications.

Before joining the Foundation, he opened the Atlanta offices of Edington, Wade and Associates, where he was a senior partner in the public affairs firm representing over half the Fortune 100 companies from the United States and Europe.

A founding member of Leadership Georgia, Wade is currently active on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.O. and the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, and is a trustee of the Richard B. Russell Foundation. He has also been active on the boards of the Gordon College Foundation, the P.A.G.E. Foundation and the Fanning Leadership Institute at the University of Georgia. He has a BS and MBA and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. Wade and his wife, Marcia, are longtime residents of Sandy Springs.
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Note from Sam Olens

Dear Friends, Supporters and Georgia Voters:

We did it! Together, we made history last night. I want to thank every one of you who voted for me and played a part in electing me as Georgia Attorney General.

We began this journey 19 months ago. Whether you put up a sign, called friends, put a bumper sticker on your car or donated your hard earned money, you are the reason we crossed the finish line in first place.

It is impossible to thank every person statewide who played a part in our success. Scores of people contributed in ways large and small; and collectively, made this possible. I will keep my campaign promises and do my best everyday to fulfill the trust that you and the Georgia voters have placed in me.

Lisa and I and our children are deeply grateful and humbled by your support. I will take office as Georgia Attorney General in January and I vow to serve you and the citizens of Georgia with integrity and honor.

May God bless you and the great state of Georgia.

In your service,

Sam Olens

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Message from DeKalb County Young Republicans re: Election Night Events

Liz for Congress Alex for State Senate and Victory Parties
If you haven't already voted, do so today! Find Your Polling Location and times:

Make your way to the polls and encourage friends and family to support two DYR Members

*Liz Carter for GA 4th Congressional District &

*Alex Johnson GA State Senate District 41

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 7 PM
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Buckhead :: 3300 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta CANDIDATES: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, Nathan Deal, and the entire statewide team.
NOTE: There will be a private valet entrance located on Highland Avenue for guests (across the street from Peachtree). The self-parking deck is off this street as well. For more information please visit:

When: Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 7 PM
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel (285/LaVista) :: 4156 LaVista Road, Atlanta
QUESTIONS?: or (678) 642-2830

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 201 Boo Drive, Tifton, GA
NOTE: For room reservations call the Hilton at (229) 382-8484
RSVP: Please send names to

Get Out and Vote!!

Join the Georgia Republican Party for Election Night

Georgia Republican Party
Election Night at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 @ 7:00

Click here for full info: Join the Georgia Republican Party for Election Night

GOP / Tea Party Election Night in Fayette County

Fayette County GOP

You are invited to join us at the Headquarters tonight at 7:00 to watch the election results come in. We also have several events coming up this November. Address: 111 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville. 770-716-1545.

Fayette Tea Party

We will host a Victory Party for Nathan Deal and the other winners. This victory party will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2077 in the Redwine Room in the Whitewater Creek Community Center just inside the main gate of Whitewater Community Association. Starting at 7:00 PM (food will be served). Please come and join in for an exciting evening. Please let me know via return e-mail at 770-719-0638 or you may email me at

Having an election night party?

If we hear or read about them, we'll post them on here! Send info to and we'll try to help spread the word.