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Old 09-02-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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"On August 11, Brookhaven voters will decide in a special election runoff who will replace Jacobs. Three attorneys—Democrat Taylor Bennett, Republican Catherine Bernard, and Libertarian Loren Collins—and former Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis entered the race. In a Republican-leaning district, Bennett emerged as the top vote getter in the special election. But since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, Bennett and Davis moved on to the heated runoff."


How a former Georgia Tech quarterback could break the state's GOP supermajority - Atlanta Magazine
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Bennett won the election fairly easily.
More recently there was a photo in the AJC of him being sworn in & administered the oath of office by Judge Jacobs whose appointment to the judiciary by Gov. Deal opened up this Brookhaven seat when Jacobs resigned.
The article said that Bennett's choice of Jacobs to administer the oath to him was meant as a bi-partisan gesture.
If Bennett's election victory does guarantee that there is no Republican super majority in the Georgia House I would consider that a great thing. Total control of Georgia government by one party has not always worked out for the best, to put it mildly.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Bennett won the election fairly easily.
More recently there was a photo in the AJC of him being sworn in & administered the oath of office by Judge Jacobs whose appointment to the judiciary by Gov. Deal opened up this Brookhaven seat when Jacobs resigned.
The article said that Bennett's choice of Jacobs to administer the oath to him was meant as a bi-partisan gesture.
If Bennett's election victory does guarantee that there is no Republican super majority in the Georgia House I would consider that a great thing. Total control of Georgia government by one party has not always worked out for the best, to put it mildly.
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yeah - I guess we will see what this next legislative year brings. I think as these younger folks come into office, we are going to see bigger and broader changes. We have officially crossed the generational Digital Divide.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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He was an awful QB and went to to an awful Law School at John Marshall. That is two strikes IMO.

-DirkMcGirt out
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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You're a little late to the party, Bennett won and the supermajority has been broken. This is just the beginning of the reversal of power in the Gold Dome.

Surprise state House win creates a new Georgia Democratic star | Political Insider blog
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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What you need in government is balance, not one side dominating everything.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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What you need in government is balance, not one side dominating everything.
I agree. Time for some balance in big city politics. One party has run so many urban areas into the ground for decades.

-DirkMcGirt out
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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I agree. Time for some balance in big city politics. One party has run so many urban areas into the ground for decades.

-DirkMcGirt out
We need balance in city and state politics. No need for parties to be running cities and states into the ground or harming reputations. I hate one-sided monopolies in government, regardless of the party or level of government.

- skbl17
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Has there ever been a representative government that was equally balanced? I hear people often say this, but it's nothing more than an idyllic dream.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Has there ever been a representative government that was equally balanced? I hear people often say this, but it's nothing more than an idyllic dream.
No. Most families can't even make a balanced decision without bickering. It's like the dream of having politicians that aren't career politicians. Sounds great and all but you need someone who knows how the system works.
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