New Group Sends Out Mailers Against Sam Moore, For Meagan Biello

May 8, 2014 9:33 am

by Nathan · 25 comments

We were sent images a couple of mail pieces by a reader one juicy attack piece against Representative Sam Moore and in support of Meagan Biello. The mailers were sent out by The Georgia Coalition for Job Creation and was formed in early April according to the Secretary of State’s office. Are folks close to Speaker Ralston driving this organization, or could be some independent folks who are concerned about a representative who would rather destroy his colleagues to make a point rather than working to make substantive changes for Georgians? We’re not sure, but maybe we’ll find out after the primary. We’ll for sure find out how successful they are on May 20th.

Feel free to make your own speculations in the comments.

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Larry Harkins May 8, 2014 at 10:53 am

“Are folks close to Speaker Ralston driving this organization?” First of all, use Google. Shawn Still is a Chamber Board Member. Alec Fraser is listed as “Treasurer” on the Georgia Campaign Ethics website. Chamber and TSPLOST man. Turner Properties.

Doug Chalmers is the registered agent:

There are a number of Chamber groups he’s also the registered agent for. McNeely works for Chalmers.

Not hard to connect the dots back Joel McElhannon who of course is the consultant for Biello and Reeves one county over. He’s also the consultant for Ralston and John Flanders Kennedy down in Macon. And many others. It’s his front group to attack.

Fake, big government, chamber-funded groups as usual. Amazing the lengths these folks will go to beat two back benchers in the General Assembly.

Rick Day May 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

Fake, big government, chamber-funded groups as usual. Amazing the lengths these folks will go to beat two back benchers in the General Assembly.

Amazing? More like concerning. If ever there was a need for a grand jury that can rule on evil intent…

Larry Harkins May 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

Here are the 16 groups registered at the same address:

Will be interesting to see if they can keep Moore out of a run-off. Quite frankly, I think Biello will end up in third, and we’ll see a Cantrell-Moore run-off.

But who knows?

Larry Harkins May 8, 2014 at 11:17 am

Just saw that their “principal address” is somewhere at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta (165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303).

Jon Richards May 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

There’s also a UPS store at that address. I’m guessing that their suite is actually a UPS Store mailbox.

Larry Harkins May 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Likely. Front group for the Chamber.

Rick Day May 8, 2014 at 10:53 am

From Wiki:
The term sexual predator is used pejoratively to describe a person seen as obtaining or trying to obtain sexual contact with another person in a metaphorically “predatory” manner. Analogous to how a predator hunts down its prey, so the sexual predator is thought to “hunt” for his or her sex partners. People who commit sex crimes, such as rape or child sexual abuse, are commonly referred to as sexual predators, particularly in tabloid media or as a power phrase by politicians.[1]

That’s some real bona fide bull sh*t there, hoss. Looks like Jobs held a contest in a Blue Ridge Sunday School to design this thing and took the entry from the ‘special needs’ group.

The colors are horrid! Use of shadows to suggest a lurking chile mole lester is a nice twist. Where is the BW scowling photo? That is mandatory!


Kilkenny Kid May 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

Hope they are sucessful! I’m tired of Georgia being in national media for stupid bills like the mess that Moore authored this year.

ieee May 8, 2014 at 11:43 am

Wow. The people behind these attack pieces are liars. If Meagan Biello is moral at all, she would denounce them immediately.

But the really sad thing is that I guess these liars use these types of tactics because they think (or know?) that they work to some extent. The thing we should all really be upset about is if there are any people who will see these and think they are not lies. We don’t have an informed electorate unfortunately.

Larry Harkins May 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

Remember that McElhannon was Biello’s consultant when she got beat bad by Moore in the special. He wanted Moore defeated before any of the blow-up at the Capitol. It’s his front group. I would go so far as to say the same people/graphic artists in his political shop are making slicks for candidates he is paid by and making the slicks for this outside group.

Anyone But Chip May 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

Which part is a lie? According to this article that is a direct quote in response to the question.

ieee May 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

People who are listed on Georgia’s nanny big government Sex Offender Registry can already go into schools, parks, etc., etc., etc. It is not illegal. So there is no possible way that Moore’s bill could “allow” that. The whole issue is a lie for Moore’s opponents. And it shows just how truly weak they really are because they have to say “sex offender, sex offender, sex offender”. People with brains don’t need that.

ieee May 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm

So I took a quick look at Biello’s web site ( and if that is in fact her official site and her accurate beliefs, she is just another lying politician. Americans should likely stick with Moore.

southernpol May 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

“Americans should likely stick with Moore.”

But who should the non-Americans go for?

ieee May 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

They should not vote. They should also move to China, North Korea, etc. where they will fit in better. Then they can stop trying to grow nanny big, big, big government in the U.S.

Nathan May 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

So, if you don’t agree with Sam Moore & Co.’s brand of #LIBERTY, then you shouldn’t voice your opinion (through voting, as you say). Further, if you don’t agree with Sam Moore & Co.’s brand of #LIBERTY, move to China/North Korea/your favorite totalitarian regime where you can’t voice your opinion.

Great options, ieee!

Three Jack May 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Moore’s problem beyond his mindboggingly thoughtless ‘I’m OK with that’ reply to the legislation he introduced is the long response blaming everyone else for his introducing the legislation. If as a new legislator coming into the game mid-session you decide to put forward a bill by yourself, then you best be able to back it up while accepting responsibility for your bill. Moore failed miserably in this regard and it cannot be written off as new guy ignorance.

I truly wish it would have been different because I supported Moore based on what I read about him and his libertarian leanings. He made a huge mistake, failed to accept responsibility and now wants to be re-elected. That’s a tough ask to put on D22 voters.

ieee May 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

The only way that Moore’s “I’m OK with that” comment could be considered “mindboggingly thoughtless” is that he should have known that so many slimy, immoral people would use that against him and lie about it. The fact is that people with brains should do some critical thinking about it and I feel safe saying that any intelligent, rational American who did so would also say “I’m OK with that” and also “It’s the right thing.”

Three Jack May 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

ieee, I know you are hung up on one issue which prevents you from reading a full post if you think a poster mentions or refers to sexual predators. Otherwise you would have realized I was emphasizing Moore’s failure to accept responsibility for his statements and proposed legislation as the bigger obstacle to being re-elected.

If Moore didn’t see this attack coming from Biello and her supporters including powerful legislators that he tried to blame for his mistakes, it shows yet again that he is in over his head.

ieee May 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I did read your full post and I agreed with all of it. I just wanted to expound on your “mindboggingly thoughtless” comment.

He definitely should have accepted full responsibility for the bill. Worst case, he could have just said the “sex offender” thing was a mistake, he had not realized the impact of it, and it would have been fixed before it was law anyway. Best case, he could have said the “sex offender” thing was an idiotic, moot point and of no consequence.

saltycracker May 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

If yard talk is a viable poll then Moore is not even a consideration…
Biello should be differentiating from Cantrell who, by yard sign count, is way out front. Not sure how effective mailers sent by cleverly named attack groups are all that credible.

landon May 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

“However, I had no idea that anyone other than assigned Committee members would be looking at the legislation I dropped.” – State Rep. Sam Moore, HD-22, Feb. 21, 2014, on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives.

The level of ignorance demonstrated by this statement flabbergasts me. I think his challengers should just send out mailers with that quote, and explain that they not only will defend the Constitution and the rule of law, they actually understand what they’ve pledged to defend.

Doug Grammer May 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

plus 22

saltycracker May 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Stop the negativity, let’s not mess up a chance to have Sam and Galina, the Griswold’ s of Cherokee County entertain us for a few years. Our own national lampoon family. See Friday’s open thread post on her letter.

Three Jack May 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

True salty. Now that Marlow’s deal is over, time for somebody else to provide (or be) the entertainment in Cherokee.