Category Archives: elections

APN Candidate Q&A, Kelli Hooper, HD 63

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the responses by candidate Kelli Hooper to the Candidate Questionnaire for State House candidates.   Hooper is one of five candidates seeking the seat, which is being vacated by State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville).   Candidate Debra Bazemore’s […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: John Coyne, U.S. Senate

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(APN) ATLANTA — With only about five weeks remaining until the May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, Democrat voters have little or no information about the candidates for U.S. Senate.   Political newcomer, Jim Barksdale, has avoided news media, including the Atlanta Progressive News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; while also avoiding local forums and other events around […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Valerie Vie, HD 62

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire responses by Valerie Vie, candidate for House District 62.   Previously, APN ran the candidate responses by Rafer Johnson, who is also a candidate in this race.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/20/apn-candidate-qa-rafer-johnson-house-district-62/   Candidate Aaron […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Debra Bazemore, HD 63

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, this article presents the APN Candidate Questionnaire responses from Debra Bazemore, candidate for House District 63.   A total of five candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for this seat, which is being vacated by State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville).  The […]

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Barksdale U.S. Senate Campaign Avoiding Media, Voters

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic Party of Georgia machine-backed candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016, Mr. Jim Barksdale, has been avoiding media and has failed to show up at numerous events across Georgia.   Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Cheryl Copeland has provided no phone number and has failed to respond to two emails from Atlanta Progressive News, sent on March 29 […]

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State of Georgia, NAACP/CCGA Swap Motions in Voter Purge Case

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(APN) ATLANTA — A class action lawsuit filed on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in U.S. District Court alleges that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has continuously defied the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by continuing to enforce sections within the Georgia Election Code when they have been condemned by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ).   Common Cause Georgia […]

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APN Endorsements 2016 Pt. 2: Shannon, Westlake, Thomas, James, Fort (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made decisions in two State Senate races and three State House races, with more endorsement decisions to come leading up to the May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election.   APN is endorsing two Democratic challengers: Renitta Shannon over State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur) for House District […]

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DeKalb Commissioner Barnes-Sutton, Hidden in Plain View

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(APN) ATLANTA — DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton (District 4), who is up for reelection in the May 24, 2016 Primary Election, has failed to respond to several attempts to reach her and has been almost completely inaccessible to Atlanta Progressive News, other news media, community organizations hosting forums, and numerous DeKalb County citizen stakeholders.   She has been this […]

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Atlanta Wooing South Fulton Business Owners to Annex before Deadline

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(APN) ATLANTA — City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is reaching out to business owners in unincorporated south Fulton County to discuss with them the time-sensitive possibility of annexing into the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   Reed mailed a letter en masse to business owners in unincorporated south Fulton on April 01, 2016, a copy of […]

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APN Candidate Questionnaire, State Rep. Rahn Mayo, HD 84

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 2016 Primary Election and Nonpartisan General Election, this article presents the responses to the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire by State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur), the incumbent in House District 84.   State Rep. Mayo has a grade of B on the APN Legislature Combined Scorecard for 2014 and […]

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APN 2016 Primary Overview, Part Five: DeKalb County Races

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the May 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election races in Georgia, this article looks at several positions on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners that are up for reelection this year, along with several other DeKalb County seats.   Previously, Atlanta Progressive News reviewed the races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 2016 Partisan Primary and Nonpartisan General Elections in Georgia, this article contains the answers to the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire by State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur).   State Rep. Oliver, a native Georgian from DeKalb County, served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992 […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Renitta Shannon, HD 84

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the upcoming May 2016 Primary Election, Atlanta Progressive News sent a questionnaire to Renitta Shannon, a progressive candidate challenging State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur).   State Rep. Mayo received a B in the APN combined Scorecard for 2014 and 2015.  To be sure, this is a comparatively high grade, even for the […]

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APN Qualifying Overview Part Four: Fulton County Races

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(APN) ATLANTA — This article is providing a broad overview of the Partisan Primary and Non-Partisan General Election races for positions in Fulton County taking place on May 24, 2016.   Previously, in part one, APN looked at State House; in part two, at State Senate; and in part three, at Public Service Commission and U.S. Congress.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/14/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-state-house/   […]

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Legislature Approves City of Stonecrest Referendum, Declines on Greenhaven

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor   (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Legislature has approved a November 2016 voter referendum on a new City of Stonecrest in Dekalb County, while it did not approve a proposed referendum on a new City of Greenhaven, that also would have occurred in DeKalb County.   CITY OF STONECREST   SB […]

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