As always Friday is the day of fun for us at FYN. The All-Star Political Panel meets up to discuss the latest political issues and news. This week one of the main topics was the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election between (R) Karen Handel and (D) Jon Ossoff. Karen Handel came out as the victor in this race despite concerns of the amount of money raised by the Dems to help Ossoff. Many of the polls predicted Ossoff in the lead however they did not account for the “fear factor” as BKP calls it. Hear his explanation of this and his reasoning for this in this segment. They also discussed the Comey investigation and how Russia is not the main topic you hear in the main stream media this week. If you are interested in being on the All-Star Panel feel free to join us at Sycamore Crossing around 8:45 every Friday Morning.
(R) Karen Handel Wins Georgia 6th District. Nancy Pelosi loses hope of being Speaker of the House. Handel wins the most expensive Congressional District Race in United States history. Tune in tomorrow morning to FYNTV.com at 8am for full election analysis.
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From Wichita, Kansas to Roswell, Georgia – If Democrats have any hopes of recapturing The House of Representatives in 2018 they will need to reconnect with rural America. James Thompson turned out to be the picture perfect Democrat candidate. Thompson opposed Kansas State Treasurer, (R) Ron Estes, for the Kansas 4th Congressional district. This was a special election to replace Mike Pompeo, who is now the CIA Director. Democrats are trying to figure out how to reconnect with voters in the heartland.
Kansas is a very red state, so red that Donald Trump won by 27 percent and Pompeo won reelection to the seat with a 30 percent margin. Questions surround why a Democrat was able to get 48 percent of the vote. Estes won the seat with 53 percent of the vote.
During Thompson’s campaign it was somewhat difficult to recognise he was running as a Democrat. There was noticeable distance between him and the party. Also, what should not go unnoticed is that his campaign highlighted pro-second amendment, veterans, families, government waist, along with most of issues important to middle America. This kind of campaign could easily confuse voters that do not pay attention to part lines. But when it’s over, Thompson is a Democrat. If he had won he would definitely have followed the direction of Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi.
#BKP questions whether the voters in Witchita Kansas did not see Estes as a strong candidate, have already turned against President Donald Trump, or are they holding the Republicans in The House of Representative responsible for not repealing and replacing Obama Care. Democrats will continue to take the temperature of the country as they move towards the 6th district of Georgia, where (D) Jon Ossoff has the lead among 18 candidates. Ossoff’s campaign has approximately 8 million dollars to spend, thanks in large part to the DCCC, MoveOn.org, and liberal publications like the Daily Kos.
Lets to the comparable; A district in Kansas that Trump won by 27 percent, the Republican could only win 53 percent to the Democrat 48 percent. Now fast forward to the 6th district in Georgia, that Trump only carried by 1.5 percent and the Democrat has 10 times more campaign cash to spend than Thompson had in Kansas. If the Democrats win on April 18th it will set the tone for the 2018 elections. If Republicans win it will be just another tax day.
Former GA Senator Saxby Chambliss has endorsed Karen Handel in the 6th District Congressional race. Chambliss chose to retire from US Senate in 2014. Many feel this was due to moderate votes and willingness to work with Democrats made him too vulnerable for re-election in 2014.
Senator David Perdue, who won Chambliss’ seat in 2014, has endorsed Dan Mooney for the 6th District Congressional race. During Perdue’s campaign he referred to himself as the true outsider in the race. Perdue early on supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Handel was one of Perdue’s opponents in the Senate race which Perdue ultimately went on to win. So, if Perdue is a conservative and Saxby was a moderate at best; you pick which candidate will go to D.C. and most emulate the Senator who endorsed them.
Will (R) Karen Handel embrace or distance herself from President Donald Trump? Will Trump voters come out and vote for Karen Handel? How hard will Dan Moody, Judson Hill, and Bob Gray work to convince their voters to vote for Karen Handel? If Fulton County is the Republican stronghold of the district then why did Ossoff get 41,269 votes? Ossoff received almost as many votes in Fulton County as Gray, Handel and Moody combined. Donald Trump is President of the United States because he did not used the “Republican Playbook.” By using the playbook the Republicans almost lost the 6th district. When will Republicans learn to throw the playbook out the window – Trump style?
Does the thought of Nancy Pelosi once again being Speaker of the House terrify you? After the failed attempt to repeal and replace Obama Care the American people put health care squarely on the shoulders of the Republicans. Republicans will need to pass health care, tax reform and fund the construction of a wall on our southern border. April 18th we will find out how much trouble the Republicans may be in with voters. That’s election day in the 6th Congressional District of Georgia. Democrats need 24 seats to take over The House. If their candidate, Jon Ossoff, wins that may put in motion what Democrats hope to be 23 more seats in 2018.
There are 435 seats in The House of Representatives. See the statistics of past years below:
– 2004 –
- Republicans: 232
- Democrats: 202
A difference of 30 seats.
- Democrats: 233
- Republicans: 202
The Democrats won 31 seats and took control.
President Obama was elected.
- Democrats: 257
- Republicans: 178
The Democrats won another 21 seats.
Republicans take back control.
- Republicans: 242
- Democrats: 193
The Republicans increased 63 seats. This was the largest single shift in an election cycle.
- Republicans: 234
- Democrats: 201
The Republicans lost 8 seats.
- Republicans: 247
- Democrats: 188
The Republicans gained 13 seats.
- Republicans: 241
- Democrats: 194
The Republicans lost 6 seats.
24 seats is what the Democrats need to take back over control.
Who will hold The House of Representatives in 2018?
6th Congressional District of Georgia Special Election to replace new HHS Secretary Tom Price. Interview with candidate (D) Dr. Rebecca Quigg
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If you thought that 17 Republican candidates made for an interesting race in the 2016 presidential election, then you’re most likely looking forward to the latest updates on the special election for the US Congressional Representative of Georgia’s Sixth District, which takes place on April 18th. There are officially 18 candidates qualified to succeed Tom Price for the seat of the Sixth District.
Price recently resigned ensuing his nomination by President Donald Trump as the US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After all Democrats from the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee boycotted the election of Price, the vote was then taken to the Senate Floor where Price won in a 52-47 vote.
Similar to the election of Price for the HHS, the special election for the Sixth District will be contentious, highly influential and debated among many. The 18 candidates running to succeed Price, include; 11 Republicans, 5 Democrats and 2 independents.
Republican candidates include Amy Kremer, Bob Gray, Bruce LeVell, Dan Moody, David Abroms, Judson Hill, Karen Handel, Keith Grawert, Kurt Wilson, Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan and William Llop.
Amy Kremer has evident entrepreneurial and leadership skills. She openly supports President Trump. Kremer and Jewelry Exchange CEO, William Doddrige, established a pro-Trump super PAC, Great America PAC. Kremer is also the former chairwoman of National Tea Party Organization, the Tea Party Express.
Bob Gray is an international businessman and investor in technology, and is on the board of directors of Ammacore, a network solutions company based in Alpharetta. Gray is a well rounded individual; he is familiar with service, he is a savvy businessman and he is a proud member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Bruce LeVell is an entrepreneur; he owns Dunwoody Diamonds USA and LeVell Properties LLC. He also has political experience, as he is the former chair of the Gwinnett County Republican Party. LeVell supports the President; he served as the Executive Director of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition and was a delegate for the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC)
David Abroms, business excutive. FYN can not locate information on Abroms at this time.
Dan Moody has military, leadership, business and political experience. He served in the US Army after graduating college and marrying his wife, Stephanie. Moody knows how to climb up the ladder to success. After the Army Moody began working at a corporation, that he later purchased after the owner’s retirement. Now that he has retired from running his small business, served on the State Transportation Board and co-founded a non-profit organization; he is ready to serve the State Government as a strongly Conservative individual.
Judson Hill presents impressive qualifications for the Sixth District seat. He was elected into Senate in 2004, and is currently a small business owner. Hill is a well-known Conservative that feels strongly about the opposition of higher taxes and government regulations. He feels passionate about a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, in order to control overspending in Washington. According to his campaign site Hill proudly upholds family values, liberty and limited government, and he openly defends our First and Second Amendments. It is reported on his website that he is a promising candidate for a bright future in DC.
According to Karen Handel’s campaign site, she supports Conservative values and wants to fight for the people of the Sixth District. Handel was Senior Vice President of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and left after the Organization defunded then refunded Planned Parenthood. Handel has also served as GA’s Secretary of State. Before completing her term as Secretary of State, Handel ran on the Republican ticket for the Governor of GA against winner, Nathan Deal. Most recently, she ran for the US Senate after the seat was left open by Senator Saxby Chambliss’ retirement; and that seat was won by David Perdue.
Keith Grawert is an Air Force Pilot that seeks to restore public service in the public office. Grawert strongly supports US defenses and believes in the phrase, “peace through strength.” On his campaign site, Grawert expresses concern about improving the system of taxes, US international power and the replacement of Obamacare.
Kurt Wilson is a small business owner that is expressively tired of the rhetoric in Washington. He wishes to empower a government serving its people. Wilson specifically seeks to push forth an amendment for term limits in Congress.
Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan is the first Muslim Republican candidate for US Congress. Although it may seem unusual, Bhuiyan could be the first Muslim congressional candidate taking oath with the Quran. He is a small business owner, academic administrator, professor, and economist. He moved to the US in 1986 to continue his education at GA State University. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Mohammad Ali as one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans in 2014.
William Llop is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with offices in Sandy Springs and Macon; and he has worked in tax and finance affairs for businesses and individuals all over the US. Further, Llop vows to work to defend the Constitution, secure the border and limit government spending.
Democratic candidates include Jon Ossoff, Ragin Edwards, Rebecca Quigg, Richard Keatley and Ron Slotin.
According to his campaign site, Jon Ossoff wants to send a clear message to the US that Trump does not represent his people’s values. Ossoff is publically endorsed by US Representatives, John Lewis and Hank Johnson. Lewis is the Congressional Representative for GA’s Fifth District. Johnson is the Congressional Representative for GA’s Fourth District. Ossoff has served as a congressional aide for over five years and has first hand experience in crafting legislation.
Ragin Edwards calls herself, “The Candidate with No Strings Attached.” She supports the regulation of education and healthcare on the federal level. On her campaign site, Edwards states, “We must work to make healthcare affordable for all Americans.” Edwards also expresses that she supports US innovation in technology.
Rebecca Quigg expresses openly that her number one priority is healthcare by way of upholding Obamacare. Quigg believes that Congress must work to improve Obamacare above all. She also states that she will work toward legislation to create debt-free tuition at public universities and colleges.
Richard Keatley is a veteran, educator and not a career politician. His campaign slogan is, “running for change.” He has served in the Navy and states that he will protect our veterans. He will also work for debt free public college.
Ron Slotin has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, government and international business. He is currently the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at BrightWell Talent. Slotin stated, “I will work to help solve metro Atlanta’s traffic problems, support our public schools and protect our environment.”
Independent candidates include Alexander Hernandez and Andre Pollard. It will be interesting to know with which party each candidate will choose to caucus.
Alexander Hernandez is one of only two Independents, and explains that he is running as an Independent because he believes he appeals to citizens across the political spectrum. He wants to save Medicare, give servicemen a raise, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and create jobs.
Andre Pollard is an Independent candidate as well. According to his campaign site, he seeks to promote, “more women in technology… more inner city youths in technology… the American brand worldwide… start ups and small businesses… affordable health care…’ Pollard has no prior political experience, but is immensely passionate on growing the technical workforce in the Sixth District.
Inevitably, the special election of the Sixth District is potentially a nationally influential and the race will spark debate across the nation. As the race progresses and election day approaches, the excitement and tension will only rise.