Let the shenanigans begin.
Grady Hospital test
2nd Vice Chair: Ron Johnson
McNeely is the new 1st Vice Chair.
Dominic Ottoviano wants to know how we can grow the party when those who seek to get active in the party are attacked.
Still waiting for chair results.
1st vice speeches complete and now on 2nd vice.
The motion to suspend the rule for secret ballot passed. Now voting for Padgett or Johnson.
Following elections will not be secret ballot.
That being 1st and 2nd vice chairmen and asst sec’y.
IMO, standing votes for the next 3 offices will expidite the convention
Anthony Scott Hobbs puts forth a motion to throw out the rule re:secret ballots after the Chairman vote. Divided, we’re now counting heads to determine the ballot types.
Van Gundy 473
No candidates gets majority. Van Gundy will drop from the next ballot.
Van Gundy: 473
Karen Handel addressing the crowd.
Results of round 1 any moment now.
Congressman Woodall is addressing the crowd now. He says one bill at a time, we will take back our country.
I’m still not over the fact that Seth Harp is out and we will never know how to screw people into office.
Voting has begun…
Seth asps pulls a wild card and endorses Padgett.
Seth Harp is up next. I am thrilled to hear what he has to say…he never disappoints.
Alex Johnson gets overwhelming applause throughout his entire speech.
Martha Zoeller also endorses Padgett….write that down.
Bert Guy endorses John Padgett. Reminds us that John has been around longer than most of us have been alive.
Here come the candidates for GAGOP Chairman
Van Gundy up first: but first, Bob Shaw endorses him.
Jack Kingston is speaking. He keeps using the word “good”. I don’t like “good”. It’s too vague and it part of the reason we are where we are now. “good enough republicans”.
Jack is now speaking to the convention.
Carter Kessler challenges the convention rules. Seconded,but vote fails to have rules reconsidered.
All alternates have been moved up.
Paul Broun says he is the only candidate in the race who can say he hasn’t requested earmarks. What about Karen Handel?
@Jessica – glad to see your back.
We’re about to start balloting for the various office. Gingrey and now Broun is addressing the crowd. Broun is getting a lot of cheers. I did hear that his reception yesterday evening wasn’t all that well attended. David Pennington apparently had a good turnout at his reception. I heard it was packed.
Time is going so slow that I’ve begun to wonder why people even “do” politics at all. I am losing sight of the ultimate goal…
My friend and 9th District GOP Chairman Andrew Turnage is credentials chairman.
1745 total souls present
873 for majorty
Looks like we’re about to start getting a report. Doesn’t sound like there are issues, just a lot of folks here today.
Sue is thanking her staf.
Here we go with the report
A few more hurumphs from the crowd. Almost 1p and no credentials report.
Rove is talking a lot about fiscal issues. Getting our fiscal house in order and whatnot. He certainly has been getting a few cheers along the way.
Hearing Karl Rove speak to the convention. A couple of boos, but he was well-received by the
Here in Athens and just waiting for the fun to begin. Drama already on deck with a “libertarians and democrats are hijacking your convention” flyer.