Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tonight Is The Night

The Clarke County Republican Party is sponsoring a debate featuring GOP candidates for the governorship of Georgia. The debate will take place at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, 19 January 2010.

Confirmed Republican candidates for the office of Governor who will attend the debate include:
• Georgia State SenatorJeff Chapman of Brunswick
• United States Representative Nathan Deal of Gainesville
• Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel of Atlanta
• Georgia State Senator Eric Johnson of Savannah
• Businessman Ray McBerry of Cumming
• Georgia State Representative Austin Scott of Tifton

Moderating the debate will be WNEG-TV news anchor Ray Metoyer. Panelists include WALB-TV news anchor Dawn Hobby, WGCL-TV news co-anchor Stephanie Fisher, and WGAU radio news director Tim Bryant.

Radio and television broadcasts will cover the entire state. WNEG of Toccoa, WALB of Albany, WGCL of Atlanta, and WMAZ of Macon will televise the debate live. Also, the debate will be broadcast live on WGAU radio in the Athens area.


The closest visitor lot to the Psychology/Jourmnalism Auditoria is located at the Tate Student Center, located at the intersection of Baxter Street and South Lumpkin Street (see here for a map). Be forewarned that hourly fees apply. If you need help finding the building itself after parking, call CCRC Secretary Matt Brewster at (706) 207-1500 and he will guide you.


And while you are at it, consider joining we local Republicans. Many people mistakenly believe that when they pay dues to the Republican National Committee or join the Georgia Republican Party, they automatically become members of the Clarke County Republican Party. That isn't true. The RNC and Georgia Republican Party concentrate on national and statewide issues. The Clarke County Republican Party concentrates its efforts on hometown citizen concerns, such as working with local government to help develop more emphasis on efficiency, business/citizen friendly operations, and fiscal responsibility. We help recruit candidates and provide an organizational structure to support them in their efforts to get elected and pursue a conservative agenda. We encourage desirable local economic development in order to increase the tax base, thereby supporting higher a homestead exemption and a property tax rollback.

The local party is truly the grass roots organization of the Republican Party. You can join us at our monthly meetings to discuss local, state, and national politics. You can volunteer to help on campaigns and voter registration efforts, distribute candidate materials, and speak with local and state officials.

No matter how involved you may want to be, we invite you to print out our membership application, fill in the requested information, and send it in along with your contribution. Your dollars help us support local candidates and keep the organizational structure of the local party strong and capable of carrying out the grassroots effort that it takes to elect Republican candidates.

You can download a membership application
here. When completed, mail it to:

Clarke County Republican Party
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 1911
Athens, GA 30603

Come to our next meeting and see what we're all about!