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I don’t think it is that odd.

One of the quirkiest bills filed this year passed the Senate with no opposition late Tuesday evening.

The original version of Senate Bill 191 would have barred the state from naming anything in honor of Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown (D-Macon), who introduced the legislation. Brown said serving his constituents is enough of an honor.

By the way, I hear Robert Brown might just decide to not run for Mayor of Macon because a group of black leaders in Macon voted on who they’d support and less than half said they’d support Robert Brown. This group, called the Cotton Street Mafia, is composed of many of the black leaders in Macon and controls black politics in Macon.

9 comments

  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Did I read that correctly? The Cotton Street Mafia? Any relation to the Sesame Street Thugs?

  2. Erick says:

    Loyalty, about the same. Heh.

    Seriously, Robert Brown serves as their advisor. Most black elected officials in town are a part of it. Albert Billingslea is their “godfather.”

    They have massive, massive influence in the black community and can “persuade” certain people to not run for office and usually ensure the black leadership in town votes more or less as a block on issues.

  3. MidGaDawg says:

    That’s an odd name, as I don’t believe there is a Cotton St. in Macon. (Google backs me up.) You sure this isn’t somebody pulling your leg? Or at least meaning to say Cotton Avenue?

  4. Erick says:

    MidGaDawg, I always called it the Cotton Ave. Mafia, but everyone always says they go by “Street,” which Cotton Ave. apparently used to be.

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