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See the List of Local Candidates the Cobb RAs Have Endorsed

See the List of Local Candidates the Cobb RAs Have Endorsed

Marietta, GA — Participating members of the Cobb County Republican Assembly met today at the Cobb County GOP Headquarters to hear speeches by local candidates and to vote on whether to endorse them and others nominated by the membership. It takes a two-thirds majority of the participating membership for a candidate to be endorsed by the RAs. The local endorsement convention ran from 10:30 am until 2pm, and included lunch. Here are the candidates the Cobb RAs voted to endorse:

Legislative Offices

County Commissioners

  • For Cobb County Commission District 3: Judy Sarden (north central Cobb)
    • Challenging incumbent Republican JoAnn Birrell with a poor vote score
  • For Cobb County Commission District 1: Keli Gambrill (West Cobb)
    • Also won endorsement four years ago when challenging an incumbent & has maintained a strong vote score since being elected

Cobb School Board

  • For Post 4: David Chastain (incumbent)
  • For Post 2: Matthew Anthony Sears

For Solicitor General: Courtney Brubaker

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Cobb RAs Pass a County Platform

Cobb RAs Pass a County Platform

Marietta, GA — Participating members of the Cobb County Republican Assembly on Saturday at our county convention debated, discussed, amended, and ultimately passed a county platform listing the county organization’s policy priorities. The convention started at 10:30am at the Cobb GOP Headquarters and lasted until 2pm. Here is the final version that was adopted:

GOP Accountability: Ensure Republican officers do not donate to or support Democrats.

Implement Election Integrity: Remove all drop boxes, ditch Dominion, require photo IDs, perform audits to paper ballots, provide access to the people to review paper ballots, shrink time window for absentee voting, and clean the voter rolls.

Oppose All Tax Increases, including SPLOSTs.

Oppose All Forms of Cronyism: corporate welfare, government-engineered economic development, (TADs) Tax Allocation districts, and (TIFs) tax increment financing 

Recognize Personhood of Pre-born: Ensure county employee group health insurance plans do not fund abortion, and shutdown the Marietta Planned Parenthood on Cobb Parkway.

Promote School Choice: Oppose all forms of critical theory including but not limited to CRT, SEL & gender theory indoctrination of the youth, and encourage all alternative private education options (such as vouchers or true tax credits) that foster free market competition in education.

Implement Health & Medical Freedom: Promote vaccine choice & mask freedom, and oppose mandated quarantines and lockdowns

Oppose Government & Crony Corporate Internet Censorship: Recognize that the internet is the town square of the 21st century that demands 1st amendment protections from government boards and private government-aligned boards.

Cobb County RA Endorsement Convention: April 30th

Cobb County RA Endorsement Convention: April 30th

The Cobb County Republican Assembly cordially invites you to our 2022 County Endorsement Convention. Come hear candidates for local office running in the Republican primary speak, ask them questions, and then—if you’re a Cobb RA member—vote on whether to endorse a candidate for office! Everyone who registers is welcome to attend, but only members may vote. 

Remember: It takes a two-thirds majority of the participating membership in order for a candidate to win endorsement of the county organization. Proxies are not permitted at endorsement conventions. 

Date: Saturday, April 30th

Registration Early bird special: $20 (before April 22nd) (lunch included)

Late registration: $25 (after April 22nd) (lunch included)

Location: Cobb GOP Headquarters

Time: Opens at 10:00am / Business starts at 10:30am

Click here to register at our EventBrite page.

Pro-lifers Open Casket on Abortion Victims at Kennesaw State (Warning: Graphic Images)

Pro-lifers Open Casket on Abortion Victims at Kennesaw State (Warning: Graphic Images)

On Wednesday, pro-life activists disrupted the status quo of Kennesaw State University exposing hundreds of students to images of abortion victims. The activists were staff and volunteers for the Center for Bio-ethical Reform.

We’re here with the Genocide Awareness project which is a graphic display depicting the victims of historically recognized genocide alongside the victims of abortion in our modern day. The whole point of that is to draw attention to the inhumanity of abortion and to draw attention to the humanity of the pre-born,” said Lincoln Brandenburg, spokesman for the organization. 

Lincoln Brandenberg, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform Project Director with his display at Kennesaw State University

“Ultimately the reason our society tolerates it, really comes down to the fact that it’s invisible and that because it’s invisible we’re able to salve our conscience and not have to confront the worldviews that we use to justify it and the slogans that we use to justify it.” 

At any point throughout the day a crowd of some fifty students surrounded the display having conversations with the pro-lifers and each other. The display met with a very mixed and emotionally-charged reception.

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GRA Announces 2022 Endorsement Convention!

GRA Announces 2022 Endorsement Convention!

The Georgia Republican Assembly has announced the 2022 GRA Endorsement Convention on April 2nd in Newnan, Georgia! Tickets are now available! Plan to come and invite your favorite candidates to join us as well!

Registration has now officially opened for the Georgia Republican Assembly’s State Endorsement Convention! At this event, GRA members from around the state may attend to vote on any state-wide candidate they would like to see the GRA endorse for civil government office. Congressional candidates may be allowed to participate as well. Candidates can only win the endorsement if they get at least a 2/3rd majority of the participating membership.


In 2020, for example, the GRA endorsed then-candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene in the 14th Congressional District run-off race. Since then, she went on to win election and make headlines as a true fighter for American, Republican values in Congress! She’s one of several endorsed candidates we’ve helped win races across the state.

Marjorie Taylor Greene
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene

We will be hearing from candidates from across the state, and we will be voting on endorsement for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Constitutional Officer, State Legislature, and others. There are only two requirements to attend and vote: You have to be a GRA member and you have to register. Plan to come and invite your favorite candidates to join us as well!

Click here to register now!

Here is a summary of the details:

The 2022 GRA Endorsement Convention
April 2, 2022
The Newnan Centre
1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd
Newnan, GA 30265
Call to Order: 10:00am
Lunch Served: 12:00pm
Cost: $45

Cobb RAs Elects New Chapter President & Secretary

Cobb RAs Elects New Chapter President & Secretary

The Cobb County Republican Assembly’s Executive Committee has voted to elect Christopher Deeb the new President of the Cobb County Republican Assembly chapter. The vote was held after Debbie Fisher announced she needed to step down from the position in order to better keep up with her new duties as an officer on the Cobb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee working with Salleigh Grubbs.

Christopher Deeb
Chris Deeb

Christopher Deeb serves as the fifth President of the Cobb County Republican Assembly, having succeeded Debbie Fisher, Frank Molesky, Debra Williams, and Michael Davis in that position. He is the father of two daughters, and husband to Lily Deeb, who currenlty serves as the Cobb GOP Secretary. As a professional he works as a senior software engineer, and grew up in metro-Atlanta, graduating from the University of Georgia Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Computer Science.

Joel Allen
Joel Allen

In addition, the Cobb RAs voted earlier to elect Joel Allen the new Secretary on the Executive Committee to replace Catherine Floam. Catherine is also now serving on the Cobb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee. Prior to that, the position was held by Jeff Souther, another admirable activist for the Cobb Republican cause. Joel also serves as a House District Chairman for the Cobb County Republican Party.

We appreciate both of these men offering themselves to serve in these roles.

Special House District 34 Election: June 15th!

Special House District 34 Election: June 15th!

State Rep. Bert Reeves being applauded by Speaker David Ralston
State Rep. Bert Reeves being applauded by Speaker David Ralston

State Rep. Bert Reeves (Marietta), a crony of corrupt Speaker of the House David Ralston (Blue Ridge), has announced that he is resigning from the legislature to work for GA Tech. This announcement has triggered a jungle special election to take place on June 15th for the central-Cobb district.

Charles Gregory
Former State Rep. Charles Gregory

Bert Reeves has a “D” rating from the GRA with a voting scorecard of only 27 points. Several Democrats in the legislature have better voter scores than Reeves has. He was first elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives with the backing of corrupt Speaker David Ralston’s Swamp-machine in Atlanta in order to defeat constitutionalist Republican State Rep. Charles Gregory (Kennesaw)—a champion for constitutional carry in the legislature. Gregory had defeated Ralston’s former crony State Rep. Judy Manning (Kennesaw) in the 2012 primary election by 819 votes. After winning that election, Gregory quickly developed a reputation similar to the late, great State Rep. Bobby Franklin (Cherokee) of voting out of lock-step with Ralston’s Establishment agenda. Besides being a stalwart champion of gun-rights for Georgia citizens, Gregory stood up for jury nullification and opposed increased debt spending for the state budget and corporate welfare expansions. He was labeled by Ralston has a “troublemaker” and targeted for defeat in the next Republican primary.

Ralston maneuvered support behind Gregory’s primary opponent, whom he groomed in 2014. That included not only raising funds for Reeves but also arranging for a major slander attack campaign against him. As a result, Ralston helped Reeves beat Gregory in the 2014 Republican primary by 247 votes. He accomplished this with the help of the then-Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy (who is now serving time in prison), and Dendy’s then 1st Vice Chair Rose Wing. Ralston pulled the same stunt successfully with small-government Republican colleague State Rep. Sam Moore (Cherokee), but was finally blocked when he attempted to pull off a third squashing of a strong constitutionalist Republican when he encountered State Rep. Matt Gurtler (Tiger). Gurtler managed to withstand two attempts by Ralston to defeat him in Republican primary challenges before he finally ran for Congress.

Now seven years later, it is sad that former State Rep. Charles Gregory no longer lives in House District 34 in Cobb County and so could not qualify to run for the seat.

Instead, two other Republican candidates have qualified to run in this special election: David Blinkhorn and Devan Seabaugh. Not much is known about where they really stand under pressure on Republican principles or what their track record might be, if they have one. Blinkhorn is a former Kennesaw Councilman with some voting history on local issues.

In addition, this jungle special election will include a Libertarian named Chris Neill and two Democrats: Sam Hensley, Jr. and Priscilla Smith.

 

District Conventions on Saturday

District Conventions on Saturday

This coming Saturday at 10:00am, Congressional District GOP delegates will be gathering to elect new organization executive committee officers, state committee members to the GAGOP, and district committee members. To see Republicans make gains in Georgia for the 2022 elections (and prevent the state from flipping blue), we need principled activists in these positions of influence more than ever before!

That’s why we’re pleased to see an influx of new activist fired up after the fiascos with the voting system in Georgia last year. Working with our principled and experienced activists from the GRA, these new folks have already made strides to bring in fresh improved leadership during the county conventions.

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