Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch polled Georgia elected officials and activists in both parties to find out who they felt won the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
A flash poll of influential members of Georgia’s GOP and Democratic parties found rare agreement on the question of who won Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. As a Democratic respondent put it, “Mitt is back in the race.” Patch tapped our panels of Democrats and Republicans who hold office, are former elected officials, candidates or party activists for twin polls that were conducted in the first hour after the debate ended. Patch received responses from 32 Republicans and 15 Democrats. The poll is not scientific. Of the GOP respondents, 87.5 percent said Romney won “by a wide margin” and 12.5 percent said he won by “a slim margin.” Democratic respondents were less emphatic about …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at receptions in Johns Creek and Duluth.
Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is scheduled to appear locally at fundraising events in Johns Creek and Duluth this coming Thursday. Mrs. Romney will be greeting supporters of her husband’s victory campaign and posing for photos with them at a VIP Reception at Sugarloaf Country Club at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, for contributions of $2,500 per person or $5,000 per couple. A general reception at $1,000 per person follows at 5:30 p.m. Making a commitment to raise or donating $5,000 to the campaign allows the donor to serve on the Host Committee. She will then travel to the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek for a 6 p.m. VIP reception ($5,000 per couple) and 6:30 p.m. general reception ($1,000 per …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered up a bit of advice to party's nominee: Focus on your strengths Isakson, who is in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Though the campaign season already began, candidates will make it official starting Wednesday morning and ending Friday at noon, with seats in the General Assembly possibly being the big prize.
Election season officially begins Wednesday when qualifying opens for July 31 elections. Note that didn't say campaign season–we've all seen the campaign started weeks or months ago by state and local candidates. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said qualifying will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, and end at noon on Friday, May 25. The State Elections Division will conduct qualifying of candidates for nonpartisan state offices at its main location in Atlanta and at its South Georgia office in Tifton. In partisan races, all General Assembly seats–in both the state House and Senate–are up for election. Since the last election, redistricting has changed the political landscape, and North Fulton has benefitted with additional …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tell us what you think about the candidates left in the Republican Presidential bid race?
With the campaign suspension announcement of Georgia's own Newt Gingrich on Wednesday afternoon, the field of Republican candidates is narrowed significantly. Gingrich, backed by some of Roswell's own elected officials, posted a web video addressing his decision on Tuesday and made his official announcement on Wednesday, according to reports by The Huffington Post. Though the race began slowly during 2011 packed with hopefuls, including Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, now just Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remain as official Republican candidates for the party's nomination. According to delegate counts on Real Clear Politics, Romney's delegate count is 865, in comparison to Paul's 93. So we want to know, how do you …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Republican voters will help choose a GOP presidential nominee with Tuesday's primary election.
Check Roswell Patch for LIVE BLOGGING coverage of primary election results tonight and join the conversation about if and why you voted.
Mitt Romney's media coverage leading into Super Tuesday has been positive.
The Republican presidential primary is well underway in Georgia today and when it comes to positive media coverage of the candidates Mitt Romney performed well, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. The study found that Romney's news coverage was 45 percent positive and only 28% negative. Rick Santorum was a close second with 38 percent positive coverage and 30 percent negative. Ron Paul was third with 36 percent and 23 percent negative. Newt Gingrich came in last with only 20 percent positive and a whopping 43 percent negative news coverage.
With 100 votes total, Roswell Patch readers are split on who's today's favorite GOP pick.
Just over a week before today's Super Tuesday primary election, Roswell Patch asked readers to vote for who they would like to see win Georgia's GOP candidate nomination. The results were evenly divided between Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul as the favored winners. From Sunday, Feb. 26 until the poll closed at midnight today, Tuesday, March 6, readers voted on their GOP favorites. In all, 100 votes came in, giving Newt Gingrich 30 percent (30 votes), Ron Paul 30 percent (30 votes), Mitt Romney 25 percent (25 votes) and Rick Santorum 15 percent (15 votes). Voters can cast a ballot during today's Super Tuesday primary at their usual polling location. To find your precinct polling place, visit the state's My Voter Page website.