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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Take our Patch poll and tell us who you think won Wednesday night's debate.
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney met on Wednesday night for the first of three scheduled debates. Patch not only streamed the debate live, but also carried a live blog that took place during the debate. Hundreds of Georgia readers followed Patch's online coverage of the event, and shared their thoughts and comments online. Replay Patch's live blog by clicking on the article above. And tell us who you believe won the debate, by voting in our Patch poll. If you're coming to us from a mobile device, you might not be able to see our live blog, but you can follow the conversation at this RSS feed.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Voter registration deadline is fast approaching. Make sure you're registered so that you can cast your vote in the presidential election on Nov. 6.
The deadline to register to vote in Georgia's general election is only one week away. Georgia residents must register to vote by Oct. 9 to be able to vote. Unsure if you're registered? Visit the Georgia Secretary of State website. What's on the ballot? Voters will decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools. The measure, House Resolution 1162, would mean amending the state's current constitution. The ballot will also allow voters to indicate support or opposition for stopping unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators. Georgians will also be able to vote on two tax-related issues: adoption of an income tax credit for home energy costs and a reduction of sales taxes on products …
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 …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ann Romney and Chris Christie took the primetime spotlight on Tuesday during the first of three days for the Republican gathering in Tampa.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Taking the primetime stage during the first night of the three-day Republican National Convention Tuesday was Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. "I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us … Tonight I want to talk to you about love," Ann Romney said. "I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country." Later keeping with the love theme, Christie announced: "Tonight, we are going to do what my mother taught me. Tonight, we are going to choose respect over love." Tuesday sealed the deal for Mitt Romney being the first Mormon to be …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
With all precincts reporting, the 35-year-old law and public administration student defeated the three-term incumbent in Tuesday's Democratic runoff.
Lisa Cupid will likely be the only new member of the Cobb Board of Commissioners after November's election, as well as its only Democrat. With all 35 precincts reporting 4,053 votes, the 35-year-old law and public administration student at Georgia State gained 75.6 percent in Tuesday's Democratic runoff for the Southwest Cobb District 4 commission seat. The incumbent, real estate broker Woody Thompson, had the remaining 24.4 percent. Since no Republicans qualified for the seat, it appears that Cupid will be the only candidate on the ballot in November, nearly guaranteeing her the victory. Set to graduate in December, Cupid, of Austell, is the community facilitator for the Austell Community Partnership. She also has a mechanical …
Stay with Patch as the tallies come in from the polls.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Come back to Patch for updates on all the local races.
Voters on Tuesday will decide on a Cobb Commission Chairman, a South Cobb Commissioner and a State Court Judge, among other offices.
It's D-Day for those politicians facing a run-off in local elections. Cobb voters will go to the polls again to decide if they want community advocate Lisa Cupid to represent them as District 4 commissioner or if they want to keep Woody Thompson in his seat. Thompson has recently made headlines for his questioning of whether parents could effectively fulfill the role of county commissioner and for admitting that he changed parties to win four years ago. Cupid has spoken out about the need for transportation, even suggesting extending MARTA to Six Flags, the fact that industrial and residential areas are disharmonious when next to each other and that South Cobb hardly receives the resources and services that other parts of the county …
Cobb residents received an interesting robo-call on Saturday evening.
Several Cobb residents received an interesting call of a recording of what sounded like Cobb Chairman candidate Bill Byrne explaining that he'd never want to live in Cobb County again. The call, which came around 8 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, was paid for by an independent committee called Cobb 2012. Melanie Ayash, a Cobb resident, stated in an email to South Cobb Patch, "I am appalled at the robo-call I received tonight regarding Cobb Commission Chairman that included curse words for my entire family to hear!" Ayash received the call at 8:57 p.m. on Saturday and she said she's on the "Do Not Call" list. She wrote in an email, "I was appalled that a call, that I was not interested in receiving in the first place, subjected my children to …
Monday, August 20, 2012
District 4 Commissioner Woody Thompson is fighting for his seat in Tuesday's run-off. Find out where he stands on important South Cobb issues.