Monday, January 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, touched on the hot-button issue during an address to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Tell us what you think of Gingrey’s comments.
The phrase “legitimate rape,” uttered by the now former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin last August in the midst of his re-election campaign, is one he and Republicans likely hoped most Republicans would forget last year. Akin’s comments suggesting that victims of "legitimate rape" have a built-in defense against pregnancy likely played a factor in the Missouri Republican's political defeat in November. While Akin’s comments became part of the political landscape in 2012, they have resurfaced in the early days of 2013, but this time in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, said as he spoke to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce that the former representative was “partly right.” Here’s what Gingrey, an OB-GYN, said during his…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Georgia is attempting to pre-empt the Justice Department approval of the congressional and legislative redistricting plans by taking the maps to court in Washington.
Georgia has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking federal approval of the newly drawn state legislative and congressional redistricting plans. Under the federal Voting Rights Act, Georgia must receive approval from the Justice Department or the D.C.-based federal court before any changes in election law are put into effect. This is the first redistricting process since Republicans took control of the state government. However, this is not the first time the state has chosen to go first to court, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Ten years ago, Democrats tried the same tactic to get around a Republican Justice Department. The courts tossed out much of the Democrat's plan. If the maps are …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The former Cobb commission chairman is the featured guest at Wednesday's East Cobb Civic Association meeting.
Former Cobb commission chairman Sam Olens is returning to his political roots Wednesday. Olens, an East Cobb resident who was elected Georgia's Attorney General last November, will be the featured speaker at the East Cobb Civic Association's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road. Olens also is a former president of the influential ECCA, which also was the springboard to electoral office for current East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott. Gingrey to hold Cobb town hall meeting U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey will conduct the second of two town hall meetings this week in Kennesaw on Thursday. The meeting takes place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at the Ben Robertson Community Center in Kennesaw. Gingrey, a …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A glimpse of your local headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 23.
To learn more about today's featured stories, click on the links below: Kell-Sprayberry Showdown; Banks Battered - Northeast Cobb Price, Gingrey Seats to be Altered - East Cobb Patch
Marietta, East Cobb and Northeast Cobb would be largely unaffected by a new congressional redistricting plan.
The additional U.S. House seat awarded to Georgia could substantially affect the shape of two of the three Congressional districts covering Cobb County. They are the seats occupied by Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell), who represents most of East Cobb and Northeast Cobb in his 6th District, and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), whose 11th District would get a major redrawing according to maps unveiled Monday. (See PDF attachments of current maps and proposals for the metro Atlanta area and state of Georgia for details.) As noted by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, not only would House Republicans hold on to their majority under the proposal, but part of the city of Atlanta would have GOP representation for the first time in many years. That'…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sen. Johnny Isakson of East Cobb votes yes, while Chambliss votes no.
Without the mandate of a balanced budget amendment, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey said he could not go along with a federal debt ceiling agreement that passed the House of Representatives Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate also passed the plan 74-26, with Georgia Republican Senator and East Cobb resident Johnny Isakson votingwith the majority. Saxby Chambliss was one of 11 GOP senators to vote no. The agreement barely beats a deadline under which the U.S. government would have defaulted for the first time in history, but members of Congress on both sides of the vote, from both parties and both chambers all agreed it is far from ideal. Gingrey, a Marietta Republican, was in the minority as the House voted 269-161 in favor a measure …