Campaign Notebook: Georgia early voting starts

Campaign Notebook: Georgia early voting starts

June 30th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Georgia early voting starts

Georgia voters can cast early ballots today through July 18 in the runoff between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Recent polls show Kingston, who represents Georgia's 1st Congressional District, running ahead of Perdue, a wealthy businessman and cousin of former governor Sonny Perdue. But according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Perdue's own poll shows the two in a statistical dead heat.

The winner of the July 22 primary will face Democrat Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light foundation and daughter of longtime senator Sam Nunn. The race is to replace Republican Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring.

Adams backers meet Tuesday

Terry Adams, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, will meet voters at a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Camp House, 1427 Williams St.

There will be food, wine and music, and Adams is scheduled to perform. Suggested donation is $100 per couple.

To learn more about Adams, visit

Sabrena Turner reception July 8

A reception for Sabrena Turner, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Commission District 7, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. July 8.

The event is hosted by Johnny and Lisa Woodruff and will be held at 12545 Apison Pike.

To RSVP, call Lisa Woodruff at 423-413-9891 or email

Dean endorsed by Realtors

Vince Dean, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk, has been endorsed by the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

"We believe Vince Dean is highly qualified to serve as our county's Criminal Court Clerk-- his record of faithful and exceptional service to this community has proven that," said Randy Durham, chairman of the Realtors Political Action Committee Trustees. "We are certain Vince will be an effective voice for outstanding service and efficiency for all citizens who expect those qualities from our justice system."

Keith seeks Catoosa post

Stephen Keith, Catoosa County magistrate judge, is seeking election to the probate judge post.

A longtime employee of the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, he was appointed to magistrate court in 2011, where he issues warrants, sets bonds and presides over civil and criminal matters.

Probate courts handle estates, adult and minor guardianships and authority over mentally ill people or those with addictions who cannot handle their own affairs.

Anderson walks to Congress

Republican John Anderson is hoping to backpack into Tennessee's 4th Congressional District seat.

Anderson said he has logged 300 miles of the 700 he plans to walk through the district's 16 counties before the Aug. 7 primary election. The school teacher from Bell Buckle, Tenn., is sleeping by the roadside in a tent and recording his journey on videotape.

"But I'm not walking to Washington, where the politicians congregate. I'm meeting the real Congress, the people of America. In my case, it's the folks in Tennessee's 4th District."

To learn more about Anderson, visit

Colleagues support Lowe

J. Adam Lowe, Republican candidate for state House District 22, has won the endorsement of several fellow Bradley County commissioners.

Lowe is seeking the nomination for the seat being vacated by Eric Watson, who was elected Bradley County sheriff.

A letter from 10 current and one former commissioner emphasizes their support as individuals, not officially as commissioners.

The letter states that "Nashville needs dedicated, studied, and productive leadership and J. Adam Lowe has proven to offer just that. We have worked with him and know what he is capable of achieving for our community."

Dan Howell, former press aide to the Bradley County mayor, is also seeking the Republican nomination in the Aug. 7 primary.