Tuesday, May 4, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening for Tuesday on GNB...

The Democratic Party's loss will be the GOP's gain come November. That's according to a prediction on a conservative blog. RedState.com predicts that incumbent 2nd District Congressman Sanford Bishop will narrowly lose out to Republican Mike Keown in the general elections later this year. Red State also expects Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine to defeat former Governor Roy Barnes in the gubernatorial race.

Expect some changes in the state legislature next year. Peach Pundit reports that more than one in 10 incumbents in the House won't seek re-election, while barely over a third of current lawmakers will face challenges either via primary or general election. On the Senate side, almost a fourth of the incumbents are giving up their seats, while more than a third face challenges.

A judge dismisses a lawsuit against middle Georgia's top cable provider. Macon.com reports that Bibb County Superior Court Judge Sizemore issued the ruling late last week. Macon television station WPGA sued Cox Communications over the issue of re-transmission consent after the station severed ties with ABC at the end of last year. But Sizemore dismissed the case, saying that the contract took precedent over the allegations raised by WPGA.

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