Monday, April 6, 2009

GNB Update

A new week has arrived...Here's what making news in Georgia...

Who's going to run for office in 2010? That's a question many people will be answering for the rest of 2009, as the race for governor and other key offices take shape in the coming weeks and months. Georgia Legislative Watch has a list of declared and potential candidates for select offices here.

One state representative has tossed his hat into the ring for 2010. Rob Teilhet (D-Smyrna) announced his intentions to run for Attorney General earlier today. He earned his reputation as a "tough-on-crime" lawmaker, passing legislation that expanded the background checks on individuals working with children, the elderly, and adults with disabilities. Teilhet hopes to replace current Attorney General Thurbert Baker, who announced his candidacy for governor late last week.

There's more controversy surrounding the consolidation issue in Albany/Dougherty County. SWGA Politics explores whether race, power, or both play a role in diluting minority voting strength. The Albany Herald has an insightful article on the issue here.

That's the news. Log on to for all things business, politics, and more in Georgia 24/7. Enjoy your Monday night.

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