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Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville

Special to SEGAZINE

Senate candidate Karen Handel speaks in Thomasville
A bigger issue than the government shutdown is a lack of leadership in the nation’s capital, said Karen Handel to the Thomas County GOP.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Government shutdown: Army Corps of Engineers closes regulatory offices
33 employees are furloughed for now.
Source: Savannah Morning News

• About a dozen people protest shutdown outside Whitfield County courthouse
“We want Rep. Tom Graves, who hopefully has our best interests in mind, to vote to raise the debt ceiling and to reopen the government,” said Dalton resident Austin Wade, a volunteer for Organizing for Action, which grew out of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen 

• CDC works to keep up morale as shutdown continues cutting employee pay
Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

• Jackson County students get first-hand look at witness barricade take-down at Lincoln Memorial
The middle school students were on a field trip to Washington, D.C. and got a different kind of trip than expected due to the shutdown.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

State Sen. Buddy Carter leads in fundraising in the 1st Congressional District race
Carter’s campaign raised $157,310 from July through September, leaving him with $312,418 in cash on hand.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle appoints Hughston Clinic CEO to state trauma commission
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has appointed Columbus health care executive Mark Baker to the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former State Rep. Donna Sheldon speaks to Athens GOP
Sheldon is running to replace Rep. Paul Broun in Congress; she spoke about her efforts of expanding the concealed carry gun owners’ rights.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Former Rep. Bob Barr demands that President Obama open Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
“Mr. Obama, this park is not a pawn for you to use any more than the monuments in Washington including the World War II Memorial are pawns for you to use to control our veterans, so enough is enough,” Barr said. He is running for the 11th Congressional District seat.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Video: Sen. Johnny Isakson: “There will be a deal. There’s no excuse for there not being one”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Political Insider: Tom Graves offers a rebuttal to Saxby Chambliss
“Rep. Tom Graves, the Ranger Republican who helped instigate the “defund Obamacare” push, said it has strengthened the GOP, offering a bit of a rebuttal this morning to Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ contention otherwise.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Tom Price says Boehner is ‘herding cats’
Source: New York Times

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