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AP: GOP’s Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia’s next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta, defeated former Democratic congressman John Barrow to become Georgia’s top elections official, the office

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LANDMARK COMMUNICATIONS GEORGIA POLL: KEMP LEADS ABRAMS 48%-46% FOR GOVERNOR, DUNCAN LEADS AMICO FOR LT GOVERNOR, ALSO 48-46%”

(ATLANTA)–Landmark Communications, Inc. released our latest poll of the Georgia election on Monday for Governor and Lt. Governor, as well as our poll of support and opposition of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Republican Brian Kemp currently leads Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Governor by a margin of 48-46%. Libertarian Ted Metz earns

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Landmark/Rosetta Stone Releases Final Sunday Poll of Georgia Voters for President, Senate

Landmark/Rosetta Stone Releases Final Sunday Poll of Georgia Voters for President, Senate Trump Leads 49-46-3%, Isakson 52-41-4% (Atlanta)–Landmark/Rosetta Stone released their final jointly released poll of Georgia’s presidential and senate elections Monday. The poll of 1,200 likely Georgia voters was conducted Sunday and concludes that Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson among likely voters in Georgia

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Clinton improves slightly after final debate: Trump 47%, Clinton 43%, Johnson 5%

Landmark Communications Releases Latest Poll of Presidential Race in Georgia  Clinton improves slightly after final debate: Trump 47%, Clinton 43%, Johnson 5%   (Atlanta, Georgia)—Landmark Communications, Inc. (Landmark Opinion) released its latest statewide poll of 600 Georgia likely voters on October 20. Republican Donald Trump continues to lead Hillary Clinton by a margin of 47-43%, with Libertarian Gary Johnson earning

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Landmark Communications (Landmark Opinion)Releases Latest Georgia Polls for President, US Senate

Landmark Communications (Landmark Opinion)Releases Latest Georgia Polls for President, US Senate Donald Trump 48%, Sen. Johnny Isakson 50%  (Atlanta, Georgia)– Landmark Communications, Inc. [Landmark Opinion) conducted a statewide poll of likely Georgia voters on October 11th and 12th, finding that Republican Donald Trump continues to lead Hillary Clinton by a margin of 48-42%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is earning support

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Landmark/Rosetta Stone Releases Latest Georgia Presidential Poll

Landmark/Rosetta Stone Releases Latest Georgia Presidential Poll Trump 46%, Clinton 44%, Johnson 5%, Stein 3% (Atlanta)–In an exclusive poll for WSB-TV Channel 2 News Atlanta, findings by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications reveal a very close race in Georgia for President. The Landmark /Rosetta Stone poll of 500 likely voters shows Trump holding a small lead over former Clinton

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Mike Huckabee Leads Georgia Republican Voters in Latest Landmark/Rosetta Stone Poll For WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News 05-12-15

(ATLANTA)—In an exclusive poll for WSB-TV Channel 2 News Atlanta, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leads among Georgia Republican voters for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. The Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone Communications poll of 500 likely Republican voters shows that Huckabee leads with 18% of voters who say they intend to vote in next year’s Republican Presidential Preference Primary. Huckabee was

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ABOUT THAT LANDMARK POLL…

Last week Landmark Communications, Inc. published a public opinion survey regarding Georgia’s upcoming elections for Governor and Senate. I’ve been asked some questions regarding what we are finding in our polls, and want to put the those findings in context. Some of the reaction to our poll showing slight leads for the Democratic candidates for Governor and Senator has been

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New Landmark/RosettaStone Poll Shows Barry Loudermilk Takes Slight Lead in Congressional District 11

(Atlanta)—A new poll jointly released Monday by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications identifies Senator Barry Loudermilk now leading the Republican Primary for Georgia Congressional District 11. Loudermilk leads among Georgia Republican primary voters with 25% of the vote. Bob Barr is two points behind Loudermilk at 23%. Tricia Pridemore has 11% of support, while Representative Edward Lindsey has 8%.

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3.30.14 New Landmark/RosettaStone Poll Shows Georgia Governor Nathan Deal With Four Point Lead Over Challenger Sen. Jason Carter

Republican Deal Leads Democrat Carter 43-39% Click here to view Channel 2 Report: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/poll-governors-race-dead-heat-between-deal-carter/nfQHH/    (Atlanta) — Governor Nathan Deal holds a slight lead over his Democratic challenger, Senator Jason Carter, in a newly released poll jointly conducted by Landmark Communications, Inc. and Rosetta Stone Communications, LLC. The poll of 575 active Georgia voters was conducted for WSB-TV Channel 2

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New Landmark/RosettaStone Poll Shows David Perdue Taking Lead in Georgia Republican Primary For US Senate

Perdue 21%, Kingston 15%, Broun 15%, Gingrey Drops to 12.5% Click Here for Channel 2 News Report: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/david-perdue-leads-exclusive-poll-republican-cadid/nfLzp/   (Atlanta)—A new poll that identifies David Perdue as the new leader in the Georgia Republican Primary for U.S. Senate was released Tuesday by Landmark Communications, Inc. and Rosetta Stone Communications, LLC. The poll was commissioned Sunday and Monday, March 23-24, by WSB-TV Channel

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WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta (Video): Santorum surges in latest Georgia poll

Click link for video: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/santorum-surges-latest-georgia-poll/nHZc3/ February 10, 2012 ATLANTA — A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is struggling in Georgia and Rick Santorum is closing in on Newt Gingrich less than a month before the state presidential primary. A Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll of Georgia Republican voters found Gingrich leads the GOP race with 35 percent, followed

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Rome News-Tribune — Challenges await state officials

by Walter C. Jones, Morris News Service ATLANTA — Cutting more than one-tenth of the already stretched budget and grappling with a shortage of HOPE and Pre-K funds, various immigration restrictions and the need to find more water for metro Atlanta rank among the top the issues facing the new government that takes office Monday. Other topics will also come

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Census numbers could give GOP a boost in 2012

Reporter: Camie Young Last week’s release of new Census numbers may have been a boon for Republicans across the nation. Mark Rountree, a Duluth political consultant, ran the numbers and said that while the increase in electoral votes wouldn’t have pushed John McCain over Barack Obama in 2008, the news could be different for 2012. In all, the McCain states

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New State-by-State Battleground: 2010 Census Results A Disaster for Obama Re-election

Media Release Column and/or Media Release on 2012 Census Numbers “New State-by-State Battleground: 2010 Census Results A Disaster for Obama Re-election” Mark Rountree President, Landmark Communications, Inc. www.LandmarkCommunications.net (404) 245-2057 December 21, 2010 John McCain won 173 electoral votes in the 2008 presidential election, but needed 270 to win. However, based on the 2010 Census numbers released today, the states

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The Warner Robins Patriot: Turnout will decide Bishop-Keown race, pollster says

The same factors that have given a significant boost to Republican challenger Austin Scott in the 8th Congressional District could also spell defeat for Democrat incumbent Sanford Bishop in the adjacent 2nd District. White voter retreat from the Democrat party and diminished black turnout are major issues for Bishop, according to Gabriel Sterling, vice president of Landmark Communications, a political

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Important Demographics In Governor's Race Shift, Poll Finds (Oct. 29 2010)

DULUTH, Ga. — President of Landmark Communications Mark Rountree was nearly giddy just a few days before election day. “There has never been a more interesting time to do polling than right now,” said Rountree. His political consulting firm has been polling races for more than a decade. Rountree predicts a Republican statewide sweep this year, but said it will

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The Warner Robins Patriot: New Landmark Poll – Same Results in the 8th District

After a Jim Marshall aide took exception to a Landmark Communications poll released last week, Landmark founder Mark Roundtree decided to double check his findings just to be sure. The first poll, done last week and released on Monday, showed Democrat Marshall trailing Republican Austin Scott 51% to 35%. Marshall spokesman Doug Moore called the poll a “public relations stunt”

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The Political Consultant – Feb. 23, 2010

FIRST, LANDMARK NEWS Landmark is happy to announce that Alec Young has joined our team as our new Digital Director.  Alec leads the creation of high-quality, interactive websites and e-campaigns for our clients. Alec’s mission is to get our clients’ websites up fast — for less — and built right. No cheesy Flash, no gimmicks. Just quality graphics built to

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Melvin Everson Election Results

AJC: Melvin Everson Election Results November 10, 2008 Atlanta Journal Constitution Candidate Votes Melvin Everson – R Incumbent 12,596 58% Tony Lentini – D 9,123 42% Updated Nov-10-2008 02:57 PM 100% reporting (16 of 16 precincts) CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

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Barrow Elects New Officials (General Election)

BARROW ELECTS NEW OFFICIALS By LeAnne Akin news@barrowcountynews.com POSTED Nov. 16, 2008 5 a.m. A new Barrow County Sheriff will be in town this January with Jud Smith turning in his sergeant’s uniform at the Winder Police Department for the Sheriff’s badge. Barrow County went Republican in selecting its candidates in the majority of General Election races including Sheriff, with

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Weldon Wins House Primary, General Election

Secretary of State Election Official Election Results July 15, 2008 and November 4, 2008 PRIMARY ELECTION Republican Candidates Votes % of Votes Tom Weldon Jr. 1,599 54.7% Robert D. (Bob) Jenkins 783 26.8% Brad Scott 540 18.5% Totals 2,922 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS Candidate Votes Tom Weldon – R 13,987 70% Ralph Noble – D 6,066 30%

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McBrayer Wins Sheriff Election / (General Election Results)

November 4, 2008 By JOHN HOLLIS (Candidate for Sheriff of Henry County, Georgia) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Republican Keith McBrayer beat off a challenge from Joe Mack Eckler, his Democratic opponent for sheriff, to win one of Henry County’s few contested races. McBrayer claimed nearly 56 percent of the vote to outlast Eckler by nearly 1,200 votes.

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AJC: A victory for the adults in the room

A victory for the adults in the room Sunday, August 10, 2008, 12:27 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Very rarely are you allowed to watch a man shed one reputation and slide into another. Eldrin Bell has been a bodyguard to Maynard Jackson. A detective, an Atlanta police chief. A bon vivant playboy, piano bar crooner, and the occasional acquaintance —

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Amerson Defeats Gooch for House

July 23, 2008 THE DAWSONVILLE ADVERTISER “Recapping the ’08 Election” By Sharon Thomas The Primaries are a week past and the results are official. Here in Dawson County the races were one-sided with no Democrats. Amos Amerson will be returning to the Georgia State House of Representatives after defeating Steve Gooch by a margin of 63 percent to 37. The

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Beaudreau Re-elected to Commission / Gwinnett Daily Post

July 16, 2008 Gwinnett Daily Post Beaudreau cruises to easy victory in District 3 By Jamie Ward Staff Writer LAWRENCEVILLE – Everything came up roses at the Vines Botanical Gardens in Loganville on Tuesday night for Republican incumbent Mike Beaudreau. It was there Beaudreau declared victory in the District 3 Board of Commissioner’s primary race. “It’s a wonderful victory,” Beaudreau

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Gwinnett Daily Post / Unterman Reelected with 62%

July 16, 2008 Gwinnett Daily Post Incumbents roll in state races Easy victories for Unterman, Reese, Weber By Alex P. Joyner Staff Writer State Senate District 45 Renee Unterman’s 20-plus years in Gwinnett politics will continue as she defeated challenger Peggy Armstrong in an often prickly GOP race for the state Senate’s District 45 seat. Unterman, 54, an insurance executive,

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Revitalization measure passes (TADS)

July 16, 2008 Gwinnett Daily Post By Camie Young LAWRENCEVILLE – The second time was the charm for a referendum to allow the use of tax allocation districts for revitalization in Gwinnett. But voters have not changed their minds about extending Atlanta’s MARTA rail line into the suburban county. Two years after striking down the idea, voters Tuesday gave a

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Election Results: GA Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett Re-elected

July 15, 2008 Cherokee.com reporting Two Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) contests were on the July 15 ballots. In the Republican primary for the open PSC District 4 contest, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald garnered 188,141 votes, or 52.3 percent of the statewide balloting to defeat Pam Davidson, who received 171,274 votes, or 47.7 percent. In Cherokee County, McDonald had 6,064 votes,

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Billy Powell wins new term on Hall commission/Gainesville Times

Billy Powell wins new term on Hall commission By Melissa Weinman mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com POSTED July 19, 2008 5 a.m. Billy Powell beat opponent Chris Masters with a comfortable 60.2 percent of the vote to hold on to his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat in Tuesday’s primary. “We’ve got four more years,” Powell said. “I just can’t say how

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The Weekly–New Landmark Poll Released: Major Support for Macon-Clayton Commuter Rail

February 15, 2008 New Public Opinion Survey Commissioned by Georgians for the Brain Train Indicates 72.5 Percent of Active Registered Voters Support Passenger Rail in Macon – Atlanta Corridor New Results Closely Mirror Strong Support from 2007 Brain Train Athens-Clarke/Oconee/Barrow/Gwinnett Polling ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2008) – According to a new poll commissioned by Georgians for the Brain Train and

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Atlanta Journal Constitution: New Poll Release: 'Brain Train' supporters urge passage of bills

February 14, 2008 ‘Brain Train’ supporters urge passage of bills By ARIEL HART The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 02/14/08 Supporters of the Athens-to-Atlanta “Brain Train” passenger rail line rallied at the Capitol Thursday morning. In a mark of their support for more comprehensive rail plans, they released poll results that they say also show support for a Macon-to-Atlanta commuter rail

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Landmark Poll Results: Major Survey Results for Gwinnett County Central Business District

February 13, 2008 Landmark Communications conducted a major telephone survey for the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District. The results are being released per the request of the GPCID. To access a copy of the poll results and analysis, click on the link at the end of the “Methodology” statement below. Methodology From January 19-26, 2008, Landmark Communications, Inc. conducted by

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New Suwanee mayor takes office

January 2, 2008 Suwanee’s new mayor has taken office and is looking forward to continuing the strong leadership of outgoing mayor Nick Masino. After being sworn in during a ceremony Dec. 16, Dave Williams took over Jan. 1 as Mayor of Suwanee, one of Money Magazine’s 2007 Top 10 Best Communities to Live. Williams said he likes local government and

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Maddox Wins! Landmark Congratulates.

December 10, 2007 This just says it all. 100% of precincts reporting PR=Precincts Reporting TP=Total Precincts Fletcher (R) 1,838 Maddox (R) 2,343 44.0% 56.0% County PR TP LAMAR 4 4 150 234 PIKE 10 10 445 976 UPSON 10 10 1,243 1,133 CLICK HERE TO READ

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Gwinnett judge among three named to superior, state courts

By TIM EBERLY The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 12/07/07 Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday the appointment of a Norcross judge and two other jurists to positions on Superior or State court benches. Gwinnett County Chief Magistrate Judge Warren P. Davis will move over to the county’s Superior Court. Davis, a Republican, has practiced law in Georgia since 1979, according to

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New mayor of Duluth: Nancy Harris

SCOTT SOWERS/ www.gwinnettherald.com November 08, 2007 | 05:16 PM Voters in Duluth decided Nov. 6 the new mayor for their city will be Nancy Harris, a lifelong resident with more than 30 years of experience in the Gwinnett County school system. She defeated Jim Johnson with an unofficial tally of 663 votes to his 495. The open City Council Post

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Burnette will continue to serve on Suwanee City Council

Burnette will continue to serve on Suwanee City Council The Gwinnett Herald November 6, 2007 Jimmy Burnette, the incumbent, won reelection for the City Council post in Suwanee’s municipal election. Preliminary numbers show Burnette won with 871 votes. “I’m just glad it’s over with,” said Burnette. “It was a good race. I learned a lot and I appreciate everybody’s support.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution–Boos, hisses greet defense of immigration reform bill

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 01:06 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delegates to the state Republican convention unleashed a rare chorus of boos and hisses at U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Saturday, as he spoke up for a bipartisan immigration reform package unveiled in Washington this week. Chambliss had just finished emphasizing his devotion to border security provisions contained in the measure,

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AJC: GOP Gwinnett Vote Outstrips 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution GOP’s Gwinnett vote outstrips 2002 BYLINE: BEN SMITH, Staff DATE: November 12, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: J1 If the number of Democratic voters is growing in Gwinnett, they failed to prove it at polls in large numbers Tuesday. Democrats running statewide received fewer votes in the election

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AJC: The Vent

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution GWINNETT VENT BYLINE: For the Journal-Constitution DATE: November 4, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: J2 • A renovation of Memorial, Glenwood, Columbia drives in DeKalb — 35 years from now that will be U.S. 78, U.S. 124, Sugarloaf Parkway in Gwinnett. … Those of us who fled

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AJC Gwinnett: Referendum supporters speak to business leaders

AJC Gwinnett: Referendum supporters speak to business leaders November 2, 2006 Referendum supporters speak to business leaders BYLINE: BEN SMITH Staff DATE: November 2, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: J8 Supporters of separate referendums — one to extend a 1 percent sales tax for schools and another to empower the

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AJC Northside: A Team of Candidates in Johns Creek

A team of candidates in Johns Creek By Doug Nurse | Thursday, November 2, 2006, 08:24 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution They’ve been called the Gang of Six. They are six candidates for Johns Creek City Council, and they’re running as a bloc, one in each of the city’s six districts. Some of the other candidates are bothered, claiming the six

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AJC: Kenerly-Kenney Contest

BYLINE: BEN SMITH Staff DATE: October 27, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: J1 Gwinnett Commissioner Kevin Kenerly sounds as if he’s thinking more about youth football than his own re-election. His opponent, John Kenney, meanwhile, is running a nearly nonexistent campaign that’s nearly $1,000 in the red. The once-blistering summer

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Gwinnett Daily Post–Incumbent Wins Contentious Commission Race

August 9, 2006 THE GWINNETT DAILY POST By Camie Young Staff Writer camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com BUFORD – Kevin Kenerly on Tuesday became one of the first incumbent county commissioners to survive a runoff in recent Gwinnett history. Despite a smear campaign against him that led to indictments last week, Kenerly is one step closer to being the first county commissioner to win

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WDUN Radio/Access North Georgia: Hawkins Defeats Musselwhite

August 9, 2006 ACCESS NORTH GEORGIA Hawkins defeats Musselwhite from staff reports/Access North Georgia GAINESVILLE – Lee Hawkins defeated Mark Musselwhite Tuesday in the hotly contested race for the Republican nomination for the 49th State Senate seat. With a 17.4 percent turnout, unofficial returns in Hall County show Hawkins with 5,760 votes, or 58%, to Musselwhite’s 4,169 votes, or 42%.

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Gainesville Times: Hawkins Wins Bitter Battle

August 9, 2006 THE GAINESVILLE TIMES Lee Hawkins, who finished second in balloting three weeks ago, pulled off a major upset Tuesday of Mark Musselwhite to win the Republican nomination for state Senate District 49. Hawkins, a dentist in his first bid for public office, received 5,964 votes, or 58 percent, to Musselwhite’s 4,338 votes, or 42 percent. More than

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Gainesville Times: The Race to go Negative

July 30, 2006 One candidate says his opponent is a habitual tax-raiser. The other responds that his opponent is a Democrat pretending to be a Republican. Both Lee Hawkins and Mark Musselwhite spent thousands of dollars telling you what is bad about the other and what is good about themselves. The campaign had taken a more civil tone during the

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Forsyth: Two Forsyth incumbents with opposing views forced to runoffs

Forsyth: Two Forsyth incumbents with opposing views forced to runoffs BYLINE: DOUG NURSE Staff DATE: July 23, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: NorthSide PAGE: ZH13 When the dust settles after the Republican primary runoff, probably one of two Forsyth County Commission incumbents will be left standing. The question is, which one? District 3

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Alpharetta-Roswell Revue: Voters Approve Milton, Johns Creek

Congratulations to Landmark Clients: The citizens committees forming the new cities of Milton and Johns Creek in North Fulton http://northfulton.com/ Voters approve Milton, Johns Creek by Rosemary Taylor write the author Voters in northwest and northeast Fulton County voted overwhelmingly July 18 to incorporate into the new cities of Milton and Johns Creek. The Milton referendum passed with 83.6 percent

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Douglas County Sentinel: Camp Wins Douglas County Commission

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL “Camp Won’t Need Runoff” By Winston Jones http://www.douglascountysentinel.com/ Charles Camp has won the District 2 Douglas County Board of Commissioners (BOC) special election without the need of a runoff. With only provisional ballots remaining to be counted Wednesday, unofficial results showed Camp with 926 votes for 51.9 percent. Ron Wilson ran second with 518, or 29.0 percent,

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Access North Georgia: Banks, Chapman Win

Landmark congratulates incoming Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks and New Hall County School Board member Sam Chapman ACCESS NORTH GEORGIA Chapman, Sloan take BOE races; Banks wins HCC seat from staff reports GAINESVILLE – Sam Chapman and Brian Sloan won their GOP Primary races for the Hall County Board of Education Tuesday and Bobby Banks picked up the Republican nomination

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Brown ahead in Labor Job Race

GEORGIA PRIMARY 2006 Brown ahead in labor job race BYLINE: NANCY BADERTSCHER Staff DATE: July 19, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Metro News PAGE: D3 Atlanta businessman Brent Brown appeared to be headed to easy victory Tuesday night in his second straight bid for the Republican nomination for state labor commissioner. Brown held

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AJC: GOP to pick voters' minds during primary

GOP to pick voters’ minds during primary BYLINE: JENNIFER SUTCLIFFE Staff DATE: July 6, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Main; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A note to Republican voters: Don’t forget to check the end of the ballot during the July 18 primary elections. The Gwinnett County Republican Party has tacked on five extra questions for party members to

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Athens Banner-Herald: Landmark Communications Survey Release

May 26, 2006 ATHENS BANNER HERALD Group says public on board with idea of passenger train Proposed brain train By Blake Aued Public support for a proposed passenger rail line from Atlanta to Athens is so overwhelming that Georgia officials soon will be forced into action, advocates for the line said Thursday. Eighty-one percent of Barrow, Clarke and Oconee county

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AJC: Let the games begin, slowly

BYLINE: TOM BAXTER, JIM GALLOWAY Staff DATE: April 24, 2006 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Online; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Metro News PAGE: 0 Monday, April 24, 2006, 11:30 PM In another year, the departure, sans farewell speech, of a Sam Zamarippa or a Jeff Brown might not be such a big deal. Zamarippa, a Senate Democrat, and Brown,

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AP/Columbus Ledger Enquirer: Landmark Poll on Passenger Rail

April 20, 2006 AP/COLUMBUS LEDGER ENQUIRER ” ‘Brain Train’ linking Athens and Atlanta chugging along” GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press ATLANTA – The latest attempt to develop a commuter rail line between Athens and Atlanta has been gaining steam. But the so-called “Brain Train” still has a long way to go before it starts making headway. Business leaders, academics and community

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Groundbreaking Public Opinion Survey on Passenger Rail Released by Georgia Brain Train Group, Inc.

Groundbreaking Public Opinion Survey on Passenger Rail Released by Georgia Brain Train Group, Inc. Survey finds large suburban support for passenger rail LAWRENCEVILLE (Apr. 19) – An overwhelming majority of Gwinnett County residents see the proposed Georgia Brain Train commuter rail system as a viable option to relieve their number one quality of life concern – traffic. The idea of

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Gwinnett Daily Post: Linder & Boortz

September 8, 2005 Gwinnett Daily Post Camie Young Birthday Bash John Linder never expected to be a best-selling author by his 63rd birthday. On Friday, the congressman from Duluth and his writing partner, radio personality Neal Boortz, are scheduled to attend a party to celebrate both the book and the birthday. Linder’s and Boortz’s “The FairTax Book” has topped the

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AJC: (Landmark Fundraising Client) Rosanna Szabo Surges With Fundraising Success

June 19, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 19, 2005 “CASH AVALANCHE” “Republican Rosanna Szabo raised more than $50,000 during a recent fund-raiser for her upcoming bid for Gwinnett solicitor general in 2006. She held the event at the Old Courthouse in Lawrenceville for 125 contributors. Szabo works as chief assistant solicitor for Gerald Blaney, who is not seeking re-election. He’s

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AJC Gwinnett Insider: Don't Pre-judge your customer

June 12, 2005 BYLINE: DUANE D. STANFORD, BEN SMITH DATE: June 12, 2005 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: JJ5 The early-morning phone call from the little-known political candidate was unorthodox, to say the least. Half asleep, political consultant Mark Rountree answered the phone with a simple “Hello.” The candidate introduced himself

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AJC: Local VIPs in Washington for presidential inauguration

January 20, 2005 Local VIPs in Washington for presidential inauguration BYLINE: BEN SMITH DATE: January 20, 2005 PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SECTION: Gwinnett News PAGE: JJ4 Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister and Commissioner Mike Beaudreau were expected to brave snow and freezing temperatures to hear President Bush take his second-term oath of office

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FOX NEWS: Immigration Debate Moves Beyond Border States

July 19, 2004 ATLANTA — Increased migration of foreign workers to the U.S. has introduced concerns over illegal immigration’s (search) impact on jobs and social services — concerns once reserved for border states such as Arizona, California and Texas. And President Bush’s plan to grant amnesty to some undocumented workers may have moved the issue higher on the public’s agenda.

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Athens Banner Herald: Predictions of Takeover

March 28, 2004 New boundaries already under debate Redistricting dilemma By Brian Basinger Morris News Service ATLANTA – The ink is barely dry on Georgia’s new legislative district maps, but already lawmakers are debating how long these boundaries will last. Some say the new plan, finalized by a federal court on Thursday, should be given a long shelf life in

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Athens Banner Herald: Lawmakers are feeling mapped out

Lawmakers are feeling mapped out Redistricting By Walter C. Jones and Brian Basinger Morris News Service ATLANTA – Long before federal judges tossed out the legislative district boundaries last month, members of the House Republican Caucus held a somber meeting to pledge their mutual support for whatever the court handed them. All 71 members signed a document committing their ”lives,

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AJC Political Notebook: Shafer rakes it in

September 14, 2003 AJC Political Notebook: Shafer rakes it in State Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) had a whopper of a fund-raiser last week, raising between $85,000 and $90,000. “That’s one of the highest amounts ever raised in a state Senate race in Gwinnett,” said Mark Rountree, a political consultant who represented Shafer two years ago. Shafer said he was hoping

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Chicago Tribune: Flag issue was Banner Day for GOP in Georgia

November 7, 2002 By Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune Thursday, November 7, 2002 Atlanta — Two years after Gov. Roy Barnes secretly engineered a plan to downsize the Confederate emblem on the Georgia flag, the state’s rural voters made good on a threat to help kick him out of office. According to many political observers, the Confederate flag issue–which has polarized

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THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE: Results of filing satisfy parties

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE Results of filing satisfy parties Web posted Sunday, June 23, 2002 By Dave Williams Morris News Service ATLANTA – Like baseball teams at the end of spring training, Georgia Democrats and Republicans emerged from last week’s legislative qualifying optimistic about their prospects for the coming season. The faithful of both parties interpreted the numbers as good news

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Biggest war chests win offices

April 14, 2002 Biggest war chests win offices Spenders carry 3 races Doug Nurse – Staff Sunday, April 14, 2002 The winners of the past three special elections were the candidates with the money, campaign financial disclosure reports show. David Shafer, who won the state Senate District 48 seat, spent a whopping $101,000, more than 10 times what his closest

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CREATIVE LOAFING: Can the Republican Party defeat Roy Barnes in November?

February 13, 2002 CREATIVE LOAFING Can the Republican Party defeat Roy Barnes in November? Yes. Barnes has done little to create popular enthusiasm for a second term. BY LUKE BOGGS Published 02.13.02 At a glance, Gov. Roy Barnes looks like a shoo-in for re-election. He’s an incumbent, he’s raised a mountain of money, and he’s a Democrat running in a

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