Jason Carter’s Campaign Says It Didn’t Know About Announced Debate

Yesterday I posted an announcement of a “throw down” with the three major contendors for the GA Senate District 42 ticket, hosted by DeKalb’s Libertarian Party.

Today, Jason Carter’s campaign manager, Howard Franklin, says neither he, Carter, or the campaign has ever heard of the event.

This is the first time anyone from Jason Carter’s campaign has heard about this event, including Jason. No one from the Libertarian Party has called or emailed the campaign to ask if Jason was available to participate.

As it were, Jason has a longstanding campaign commitment the same night, which you’re all invited to intend! Please join him for a meet & greet in Johnson Estates at the Home of Debbie and Jerry Miller.

The event has been on our website for nearly a month, and you can find more details and RSVP here: http://carterforstatesenate.com/page/miller

Many thanks.

I’ve gone back to the Libertarian Party to try to get clarification as to what might have caused this mix up.

Georgia Campaign Disclosures – March 2010

Peach Pundit’s Buzz Brockway has done the dirty work and compiled all Georgia campaign disclosure financial info for March into three easy-to-read Excel-type Google documents.

  • For Statewide Races, including the governor’s race CLICK HERE.
  • For Georgia Senate Races – including the 42nd District special election on May 11th – CLICK HERE.
  • For Georgia House Races, CLICK HERE.

What Will Zack Morris Tell Emory Seniors?

To countless millions, actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar will always be 1980s icon Zack Morris.  Poor guy.  From the Emory Wheel

American-Dutch actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar was chosen to be the speaker at Emory University’s Class Day this year.

Gosselaar is most famous for his role as Zack Morris on NBC’s “Saved by the Bell.” The event is geared towards seniors, though open to all students.

College senior Jessica Vaccaro, a member of the selection committee, said the committee looked at three different criteria when determining its candidate, including the speaker’s name appeal, the relevancy of the speaker’s message for seniors and the respect that the speaker commands in his or her field.

Last year’s Class Day featured Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, who addressed corporate social responsibility.

“[The committee] felt Gosselaar was the best choice due to his name recognition and the fact that so many seniors remember him on ‘Saved by the Bell,’” Vaccaro said.

Free-For-All Friday 4/9/10

You know the drill.  Use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not discussed here over the past week.

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