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“It’s accepted fact,” Carter said during a speech in Atlanta. “It’s legal bribery of candidates. And that repayment may be in the form of an ambassadorship to someone who has raised three or four hundred thousand dollars to help a candidate get elected.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
U.S. Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates
Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Political Notebook, Gwinnett: Focus on the ballot box after Zimmerman ruling, congressman says
“For Congressman Hank Johnson, the recent George Zimmerman ruling has served as a call to arms to drive people to the ballot box.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Rep. Jeff Chapman at bottom of fundraising list
Chapman has raised $32,000 for the 1st District House race.
Source: Brunswick News
Rep. John Lewis pushes Senate on new voting rights bill
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)
• Rep. Lewis makes emotional appeal to restore ‘heart and soul’ of Voting Rights Act
Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement, urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to quickly restore a key section of the Voting Rights Act that recently had been struck down as unconstitutional.
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Political Insider: A funny way happened on the way to the U.S. Capitol — or maybe not
“Poor DeKalb County. The largest and most Democratic local government operation in Georgia is in a topsy-turvy state.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution