Two items you may want to comment on from this morning’s Peach Pundit Daily, which reminds me, if you aren’t a subscriber, why not?
Common Core Makes Sense, Says Governor Deal “The federal government did not mandate it, they did not control it, they did not dictate its content,” Governor Deal said Thursday in an interview with The Marietta Daily Journal. State Senator Lindsay Tippins remains concerned, however: “I do not believe that we need federally mandated curriculum standards or instructional standards because I don’t know of anything that the federal government has done that you could brag about.” Sen. Tippins chairs the Education and Youth Committee in the State Senate.
National GOP Trying To Avoid “Contentious” Georgia GOP Senate Primary? The AP reports some in DC are worried about a bloody GOP Primary for the US Senate in the Peach State. Worried about losing focus on regaining a majority in the Upper Body, words like “consensus” are being bandied about. It’s a potentially troubling sign that the GOP’s post-2012 soul-searching could spill over into next year’s congressional elections. The vote is more than 18 months away, so it’s early. But candidate recruitment efforts are well underway. In Georgia, several Republican candidates are considering trying to succeed the retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. But so far, the two who have entered the race are arch conservative House members Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey. National Republicans are treading carefully to avoid enraging the conservative base in Georgia.