POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Ann Romney, Deal scheduled for Gwinnett events

Ann Romney will be in Gwinnett next week, appearing at a fundraiser for her husband Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

The possible future first lady is scheduled to appear at a Sugarloaf Country Club fundraiser set for Thursday, although the time has not been released.

According to an invitation posted on a Gwinnett GOP newsletter, attending the reception costs $1,000 per couple, while a photo-op with Mrs. Romney is $2,500 for an individual or $5,000 per couple.

Those interested in attending can contact Dabney Hollis, Romney's finance director for Georgia at 404-791-7179 or at dabneyh@me.com or Stephanie Jones at 404- 849-7211 or stephaniegjones@me.com.

Local party officials are excited about the campaign, planning to begin a door-to-door grassroots effort this weekend.

Later this month, a rally will help kick off election season, with Gov. Nathan Deal as the featured guest.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Wild Bill's in Duluth.

"We are very honored that Governor Deal will help to fire us all up as we work to keep Georgia -- and Gwinnett County -- firmly in the red column in November, and also work to elect some key Republicans to local and state offices," Gwinnett GOP Chairman Bruce LeVell said in an email to members. "This is sure to be an exciting event, with music, special guests, and a generally great time. We are working with the College Republican groups from around the area to make sure we have a strong presence of young people, and we are also inviting our fellow Republicans from neighboring counties to join us as we embark on our all-important mission of taking the White House back for Romney/Ryan."

Charter issue

Gwinnettians will have a chance to learn about this fall's big election issue.

The November ballot features a controversial question about charter schools, which would ensure the state could charter schools even when the local school district does not.

Gwinnett's school board, which successfully won a lawsuit against the idea, is against the amendment, while Gov. Nathan Deal supports it.

Hear both sides at the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association's annual education informational program, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

The event will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Peachtree Parkway, which is where Ivy Preparatory Academy began offering classes as a state charter school several years ago.

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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kevin 2 years, 8 months ago

Mr. Romney, it is way past time to start bringing the failures of this administration directly to Obama, personally. Lies, sarcastic talking to us, no substance, no private work experience at all, paid for education, parents that never took care of him, communist friends, lied when he swore on a Bible to uphold the laws of this country and the Constitution, etc. What a list of qualities for a President of the U.S. What a bunch of ignorant, lazy, voters.


CD 2 years, 8 months ago

To Ann and "Watermelon Wine" fair Deal: Please have a safe, speedy trip back home.


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