Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"It was sold quickly, much like Obamacare. States had to commit to the national education program before they found out what was in it."
By Judy Craft Last Friday and Saturday, Republican delegates descended on Athens, Ga. like a herd of elephants. Over 1,600 voting delegates and several hundred guests came to meet candidates, to hear from elected officials, to vote on party leaders, and to do the work of the party concerning rules and resolutions. I had the honor of serving on the State Resolutions Committee for the 7th Congressional District. The purpose of resolutions is to offer elected officials guidance on the policy priorities of the Republican Party from the grassroots level. The latest education topic in the country these days is Common Core. It was sold quickly, much like Obamacare, in that states had to commit to the national education program before they found …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The importance of early childhood education was the topic.
Saturday, May 18
Some big names in the Republican Party are in Georgia this weekend for the GOP Convention that is taking place at the Classic Center in Athens. Scheduled speakers include Republican strategist Karl Rove and former U.S. Congressman Allen West. Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal spoke to GOP State Convention delegates about importance of early childhood education during breakfast Saturday. Business meetings were scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) is in attendance and shared with Patch that First Lady and Governor Nathan Deal spoke to GOP State Convention Delegates about importance of early childhood education at breakfast Saturday morning. Business meetings at the center were scheduled to start at…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul received 25 percent of the vote and Sen. Marco Rubio got 23 percent.
Wednesday, March 20
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference wrapped up last weekend with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) winning the traditional straw poll with 25 percent of the vote. And coming in a close second was U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with 23 percent of the vote. Former Sen. Rick Santorum came in third, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was not in attendance. Although it is still early, the straw poll is considered a good early indicator of top contenders for the 2016 presidential election. Last year, it was Mitt Romney who came out on top in the straw poll, eventually going on to win the GOP nomination. The conference, which took place at National Harbor near Washington D.C., from March 14 through 16, included many notable…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
According to a Gallup pole only 18 percent of American approve of the job Congress is doing right now. How about you?
According to a recent Gallup poll, Republicans, Democrats, and independents are about equally negative toward Congress. Rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats have given similarly low ratings to Congress since party control of Congress became divided at the start of 2011. By contrast, in 2009 and 2010, when Democrats held the majority in both houses of Congress, approval was significantly higher among Democrats than among Republicans and independents. Gallup.com says that partisan bickering and failure to cooperate on key legislative issues -- matters related to the pending fiscal cliff -- may also be a factor. However, the larger reason Americans are locked into a negative view of the Congress is likely the economy. What's your opinion …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The latest Gallop poll shows registered voters preferred Obama to Romney by just one percentage point. Peachtree Corners voters, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?
Sunday, September 16, 2012
There are only 52 days until we head to the polls for voters to decide on whether to re-elect President Barak Obama for four more years or chose Republican candidate Mitt Romney as our country's leader. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: incumbent …
Monday, August 20, 2012
New study details giving by ZIP Code and finds areas with more GOP voters are more likely to support charities.
Middle-income people gave more to charities in 2008 than wealthy people, and those in Republican-leaning states gave more than those in Democratic states, a new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds. The South is first among four regions studied by the Chronicle, giving an average of 5.2 percent of discretionary income to charity, compared with 4.1 percent in the Northeast. Peachtree Corners residents living in the 30092 ZIP code gave a median $3,962, or 5.4 percent, per household to charity in 2008, according to a study released Monday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Total contributions from residents (30092) equaled $29.6 million. Metro Atlanta ranked fifth and Georgia ninth nationally in giving to charities in 2008, according …