AT A RECENT Cobb County Republican Women's Club luncheon, Cobb GOP chair
Jason Shepherd took the lectern and said his party's strategy for upcoming elections would get a boost from the Democrats' own "playbook." He gave few details other than to say the GOP had gotten hold of the intelligence and that it would give GOP strategists an edge in 2020.
When Around Town followed up, Shepherd explained that a link to the Democrats' data was posted on a media website.
"Very quickly that link was shut down, but not before we were able to pull off the document," Shepherd said.
Titled the "2019-2024 Georgia Voter Guide Phase One," the Democrat spreadsheet's tabs start with Congressional, State Legislature, Statewide and drill down through County, Municipal, Criminal Justice and Judicial.
An "About Us" section reads, "This guide was coordinated by Necessary Trouble Indivisible and compiled by dedicated volunteers from many other grassroots groups, including other Georgia Indivisible groups, 159 Georgia Together, No Safe Seats, Pave it Blue, March Onwards DeKalb, and others. We were also greatly assisted by interns provided by our nonprofit partners at RedGA and Georgia Engaged."
Shepherd said he's forwarded the document to state GOP Chairman
David Shafer and other Republican state and county party leaders.
"There really were no surprises, just confirmation of what we expected," Shepherd said.
In Cobb County, the document identifies Republican state Reps.
Ed Setzler's District 35 and Sharon Cooper's District 43 as "flippable." Seats labeled "District to protect" include Democrats
Mary Frances Williams' 37th and
Erick Allen's 40th.
In the state Senate,
Kay Kirkpatrick's 32nd District is "flippable," according to the Democrats' spreadsheet, while Sen.
Jen Jordan's 6th is a "district to protect."
At the county level, the information is not as cut and dried. The 2020 race for Cobb chairman is broken into each House district inside the county as areas to flip or protect. Similarly, Cobb school board seats have not been labeled in Phase 1 of this effort.
Ground has been broken for construction of a $2.6 million roadway improvement and realignment project for the Flint Hill Road and Pine Grove Drive intersection with Powder Springs Road in Powder Springs.
Seven Springs Church
Every Sunday in June we are coming together for ONE service at 10:30am. We can't wait to see everyone as we celebrate all God is doing as ONE! After each service, there will be food trucks in the parking lot for lunch, as well as games for the whole family. Don't miss a single Sunday!
Begins June 13
Mableton Farmers Market News
Beginning Thursday morning, June 13, the Market will return for the 2019 season. We are looking especially for small farm producers to join the Market this season. If you are interested in selling at our Market, please click the link below for more details. We will also offer double SNAP benefits in cooperation with Wholesome Wave Georgia.
The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted. State and local governments, community groups, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, and the media play a key role educating and motivating residents to participate in the Census. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond. Through collaborative partnerships, we can reach the goal of counting EVERYONE in 2020. Census date is April 1, 2020. Stay tuned for more details concerning Cobb County.
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
The 2019 Kaiser Permanente Free Summer Movies Series continues with the Marvel hit "Black Panther" on Wednesday, June 12 and then "Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse" on Wednesday, June 26. These rain-or-shine events will start at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin around dusk.
Movies, Bands and Brews
A new movies and music series for the grown-ups presented by Cobb PARKS! The series begins on June 7 with the showing of Labyrinth and a performance by the David Bowie cover band Jerome Newton and the Band who Fell to Earth. Band performance at 7pm; movie starts at dusk
Tables are $72; all other seating is free and open to the general public.
June brings two Evenings of Soul, Old School Hip Hop Fest, and the Gentlemen of Soul featuring Peabo Bryson. Show dates and ticket information at the Amphitheatre website. Spend the evening under the stars enjoying amazing artists right here in Mableton!
The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.