Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered up a bit of advice to party's nominee: Focus on your strengths Isakson, who is in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A Patch panel of Democratic elected officials and activists say the Ryan pick draws a stronger contrast between presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
A Patch poll of Georgia Democrats found that most respondents feel that Mitt Romney’s decision to tap Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate could make it easier for Democrats to paint the GOP ticket as out of touch with the middle class. “Romney is now absolutely married to the tax breaks for the rich, tax increases for the middle class, gut the programs for everybody but the 1%,” one respondent said. Most of those who took part in the nonscientific flash poll agreed that Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, will ‘galvanize’ Democrats in the Peach State. Twenty Democratic elected officials, candidates and activists completed the nonscientific survey over the weekend. Several respondents said they didn’t think the Ryan selection would make a big …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The U.S. Senate has confirmed SPSU alumna and Cobb County-based Dot Harris as director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The U.S. Senate has confirmed SPSU alumna and Cobb County-based Dot Harris to the position of director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact. Harris was selected by President Obama in the fall for this position. She is currently president and chief executive officer of Jabo Industries, LLC, a minority-woman owned management consulting firm concentrated primarily in the energy, information technology and healthcare industries. Previously, Harris was an executive at General Electric Company (GE) and held a number of leadership positions in GE's Energy and Industrial Systems businesses, including Global Marketing Leader for GE's Industrial Services business. Before joining GE, Harris was an officer and vice president of operations and …