Lawmakers return to the state Capitol today and are gearing up for what they hope will be a short legislative session. That’s because they all want to fundraise and can’t do so while working under the Gold Dome. But while your senators and representatives rush out the door, Georgians’ problems still need solving.
Dubose Porter, the new leader of Georgia Democrats, exhorted the party faithful to “get ready” at a 2014 campaign kickoff luncheon Wednesday. Indeed, he even recited some of the words of the famous R&B tune. But get ready for what? A dress rehearsal for 2018? Or actually winning of the state’s highest profile elected offices?
A Savannah Republican is pulling the plug on his congressional campaign barely two months after entering the 2014 race for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston. David Schwarz, a former Kingston aide and consultant, said Monday he's suspending his campaign.
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
Two sitting congressmen have the largest campaign accounts less than a year before the Republican U.S. Senate primary. But it's Rep. Jack Kingston who has set the pace for new fundraising in the first six months of the year.
Rep. Jack Kingston hasn't said he's running for the U.S. Senate, but he's raising money as if he plans to ask Georgia voters for a promotion. The Savannah Republican raised $842,000 in the first three months of 2013, according to campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.