Congressman Doug Collins Announces Tour Events

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) will be touring two dams in early August.  From a presser:

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) has announced his first scheduled events for the upcoming August District Work Period. Collins will host a variety of public events, tours, and constituent meetings during the month of August, including visits to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) dam facilities in Fannin and Union counties.

“Every member of my staff can tell you my favorite time of the week is when I’m on a southbound Delta jet heading back home to Georgia from Washington,” said Collins. “It’s exciting to know I’ll be in Northeast Georgia for the entire month of August, and I hope my constituents will take the time to come to as many of our upcoming events as they would like. These first events on Lakes Blue Ridge and Nottely are a great way for me to gain valuable insight from the TVA on what I can do to better represent the interests of my constituents in Fannin and Union counties.”

Tour of Blue Ridge Dam
 Wednesday, August 7, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Where: 1515 Power Dam Road

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Tour of Nottely Dam
When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 2301 Nottely Dam Road

Blairsville, GA 30512


  1. Harry says:

    Here’s what I wrote a friend about Woodall, and could also apply to Collins:

    Woodall is in grave danger of losing next year, because he’s too dumb to realize he needs votes of people like you and me (and there are many of us) in order to defeat a strong Democrat candidate which I fear is coming to the 7th. These guys seem to think they can play to the “middle”. What he in his naivete doesn’t understand is, there is little or no middle. It’s about who’s motivated to vote – those who favor LIBERTY/RESPONSIBILITY vs. SECURITY/HANDOUTS. Right now Woodall is shooting himself in his light loafers – not that we would vote for the Dem, but not for him either.

    • Herb says:

      Collins may lose, but not to a Democrat. That district’s the most hopelessly aligned with the cons in all of GA. Collins may lose a Primary to someone who makes him look like Hank Johnson by comparison, though.

      If you want to look at districts we can win, look at districts 1, 6, 7(which everyone is now talking about, and for pretty good reason), 8, 10, and 11(if Bob Barr is the nominee).

  2. After heavily campaigning in NW Georgia in two different congressional cycles, I came away with several impressions that may be of some value to Doug Collins. Yes, there is a small community called Doe Run where an old jail stands (unless demolished since then.) Democrats all, they still appreciated being recognized.

    In fact, everyone in NW Ga. was a Democrat. All of that’s changed over the years but if you want to get into an unwinnable argument tell how wrong TVA is in our system of government. Most Republican representatives cannot quite bring themselves around to articulate how and when TVA must be privatized. I did not have that problem back then; nobody even raised the issue but I should have known more about its background.

    It was some 40 years later while living in Sheffield, Ala. that I began to see the great disservice TVA has done to the South. These many years later, finds me behind stacks of information about TVA. For the latest commentary, go to the bottom of the list on the left.

    My suggestion to Doug Collins is to become familiar with the TVA background and see how incongruous it is with our free enterprise system.

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