Thursday, April 23, 2009

GNB Update

It's Thursday...Only one more day until Friday...Here's the news...

Another candidate has announced his candicacy for Georgia Attorney General. Former Dougherty Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ken Hodges announced Wednesday that he's running for the seat that current Attorney General Thurbert Baker is giving up next year. Hodges will face State Representative Rob Teilhet for the Democratic nomination, while Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens is the only announced candidate on the Republican side.

A lawyer is making plans to visit the now-closed peanut plant in Blakely. The Associated Press reports that Attorney Bill Marler will take a tour of the former Peanut Corporation of America facility that's been at the center of the deadly salmonella outbreak. He's one of many lawyers representing the plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against the company. In a visit to a similar plant in Texas, Marler saw openings that would animals to get inside that building.

An Atlanta television station is doing a series on the candidates in next year's governor's race. Fox 5 Atlanta recently did interviews with Republican nominees Karen Handel and Ray McBerry. Profiles of other declared candidates will follow on the Fox 5 website at SWGA Politics weighs on the series here.

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