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Crunch Time for the Sixth Congressional District

Starting this week, we enter crunch time in the Sixth Congressional District. Let's do this and elect the candidate who shares our progressive values and who will fight for health care coverage for all. 

If you have time to volunteer with the campaign, please do so. The offices are: 

  •  Chamblee office at 3652 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
  • Marietta office at 2501 E. Piedmont Road, Suite 116;
  • Roswell office at 555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite J4,
  • Sandy Springs, on 5852 Glenridge Drive, Suite 200, Bl dg 2.

The offices are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Let's go for it.

While we canvass, phone bank and work to flip the Sixth, let's not lose sight of the Russia investigation into interference of our election. In coming days, the White House will challenge the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia interference and the firing of James Comey.

The challenge will be based on the fact that Mueller worked for the law firm that represented Jared Kushner and others associated with the campaign. www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-will-review-possible-ethics-conflicts-involving-muellers-former-law-firm/2017/05/18/fff63f00-3bfa-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.2055caef8aff

If needed, we may have to call the Department of Justice and demand they granted the waiver to ensure a fair, nonpartisan and complete investigation is conducted. 

And, let's all give Chrisinte Triebsch a well-deserved round of applause. Though she did not win the runoff, she fared better than any Democrat has done in District 32 in about 10 years. Not only did Triebsch garner 43 percent of the vote, she forced her Republican opponent to spend more than $500,000 to win. And, the turnout for the special election was 25.7 percent, much better than the 8 to 9 historic percent for runoffs. 

“This is just the beginning,” Triebsch told a crowd of enthusiastic supporters shortly after final votes were tallied at 10 p.m. May 16.. She noted her campaign had encouraged many enthusiastic new activists in the district and inspired future candidates. “I can’t wait to see which one of you will be running next.”

In other news, we need to pay attention to what the Georgia Board of Regents does with campus carry. There is some speculation that Gov. Deal is counting on the regents to turn to the courts to block the measure. Something to watch for sure.