POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Chambliss to headline Chamber event

Camie Young

Camie Young

Two of Georgia's highest ranking officials will headline events this week for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

During a special public policy luncheon Wednesday, leaders will hear from U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Then, Gov. Nathan Deal is slated to kick off the Chamber's annual Business Expo and Job Fair during a luncheon Thursday.

At Wednesday's event, Chambliss will be presented the Spirit of Enterprise Award by the U.S. Chamber.

He is also expected to discuss the national debt and defense issues, a press release said.

"Support from Gwinnett's vibrant business community -- with a strong reputation of job creation and economic vitality -- is a driving force behind championing key issues affecting our national security," Chambliss said. "Our current fiscal crisis is the biggest threat to our national security that we face, and it is going to take hard choices, political courage, and support from the business community in order to overcome it. I will continue to fight for fiscal reforms that will put us on a path to reduce our deficit and debt, and to balance our nation's books."

Chamber President Jim Maran said in a press release the group is honored to host the senator.

"Having a strong pulse on public policy and government issues are essential to the growth of a pro-business environment," he said. "This event with Sen. Chambliss is a tremendous opportunity for our business and community leaders to hear from one of our state's top elected officials on his plans to drive economic growth in Gwinnett and our nation."

For more information about the two events or to sign up to attend, go to www.gwinnettchamber.org/events.

McKinney out

Congressional District 4 voters won't have former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney on their ballots this November after all.

McKinney announced earlier this year she would seek her old seat under the Green Party.

But the Secretary of State's office said McKinney did not submit needed signatures to mount a third party campaign by this month's deadline.

That means U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat, will only square off against Republican Chris Vaughn in the general election.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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SuxBeanU 2 years, 11 months ago

I guess old saxby has to stop by the chamber to get his marching orders.


BuzzG 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm OK with the chamber with one important exception. They want a perpetual supply of below market rate labor and they have a lot to do with the fact that we have 20 million illegal aliens roaming this country. Same on the C of C.


Dubbin 2 years, 11 months ago

Chambliss reminds me of Foghorn Leghorn except not as well spoken. It just proves my theory that you can always predict who wins an election in Georgia: The oldest, whitest, most hick sounding, male who sends out the most bible pounding, gay hating campaign mail wins every time.


R 2 years, 11 months ago

Maybe if someone asks HIM about the chamber funding matter we could all get the answer.


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