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Marietta Election Guide

Take a look at some of the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Marietta and Cobb County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Marietta Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about races in town. Here are just a few of the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near.

What is the most important race/issue to you in this year's elections? Tell us in the comments.

Transportation Investment Act, or TSPLOST: The upcoming referendum is in the upcoming vote. Learn more about TSPLOST and what others are saying about it here.

House Resolution 1162: Voters will decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools.

District 11 U.S. House of Representative: Congressman Phil Gingrey (R) faces a redrawn district full of new constituents and three challengers to his seat as Georgia's District 11 Representative. Republicans William Llop and Michael Opitz and Democrat Patrick Thompson qualified against him in May.

Cobb County Commission Chairman: Incumbent County Commission Chairman Tim Lee has three challengers after his seat: Mike Boyce, Bill Byrne and Larry Savage.

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor, who survived a lengthy Republican primary race to emerge as the party's presidential hopeful, appears to have a good chance at pulling off the victory—at least that's what it seems like living in Georgia.

Adding to his favor are those discontented by Obama's record for one reason or another. Rasmussen polls had Obama typically taking the lead through March, but since then, Romney's red line has frequently been towering over his opponent's.

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Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:20 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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