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Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 3.
by Mike Crane

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."

- Thomas Jefferson

To understand the extent of Special Interest influence on the Georgia Flag FAIR Vote Act and other major issues that affect you and your family (See: Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 1) requires a bit of background (See: Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 2).

In the 2002 elections the corrupt and unholy influence of special interests on the State Flag issue was a major factor. Then Governor Roy Barnes had built a campaign fund of around $20,000,000.00 - largely from the contributions of the special interests.

All of the pundits, polls and talking heads did not give the Republican candidate Sonny Perdue a chance. But Sonny Perdue was making campaign commitments to Let The People Vote. He promised to return the State government back to the People. After all there is just something American about representing the People rather than special interests.

As we all know, Sonny Perdue defeated Roy Barnes in the election upset of the year. Even the Atlanta Journal was claiming a Roy Barnes landslide the day before the People spoke.

The special interests were stunned!

But they were not defeated, they just had a new and unexpected administration to deal with. Based upon public record campaign reports on file with the Georgia Secretary of State they did not waste any time mourning the Democratic loss of the governor's mansion and State Senate.

In fact the "prosperity" of Sonny Perdue's campaign account sure blossomed right after his election. It stands to reason that special interests who wanted to have "some" influence would step forward and show their "support" for Sonny Perdue's election after the election was over.

Wonder how many stepped forward with this belated show of support, say with checks of a few thousand dollars. Well the public record campaign reports (http://www.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/disclosureindex.asp) give some insight:

Summary Information
Contributions
In Kind (estimate)
Cash
Beginning Balance
$71,855.46
$3,192,514.75
Contributions greater than $101 This Period
$10,654.75
$1,573,139.78
Contributions less than $101 This Period
$517.85
$31,036.04
Total Contributions This Period
$11,172.60
$1,604,175.82
Total Contributions To Date
$83,028.06
$4,796,690.57

Lets see now - during the whole campaign Sonny Perdue raised $3,192,514.75 but in the just under 60 days after the election he raised $1,604,175.82 of which $1,573,139.78 was in contributions of more than $101.00.

Here is a list of checks over $4,000.00:

  Bank of America Political Action Committee Atlanta GA 30308 Political Commit Primary $4,000.00
  Branch Banking and Trust Co. of Georgia Wnston-Salem NC 27104 Political Action General $4,000.00
  Casey Cagle Campaign Gainesville GA 30507 Political Commit Primary $4,000.00
  Eagle Rock Stone Mountain GA 30083 Distributors Primary $4,000.00
  ECKPAC Eckerd Corporation Clearwater FL 33758 Political Action Primary $4,000.00
  Georgia Mining Association Macon GA 31210 Member Associati Primary $4,000.00
Cheryl   Moultrie Smyrna GA 30082 Banker - Primary $4,000.00
Phillip   Neff Dalton GA 30721 President - Cycle-Text General $4,000.00
  Wachovia GA Employees PAC Atlanta GA 30303 Political Commit General $4,000.00
R. Kirby Godsey Macon GA 31207 President - Mercer University Primary $4,175.00
  AAA Concrete Products, Inc. Albany GA 31702 Wholesaler General $5,000.00
Thomas L. Abernathy Lilburn GA 30047 Real Estate - Self Employed Primary $5,000.00
Thomas L. Abernathy Lilburn GA 30047 Real Estate - Self Employed General $5,000.00
  ACS State & Local Solution Washington GA 20005 Investments Primary $5,000.00
  AFLAC, Inc. Columbus GA 31999 Insurance Primary $5,000.00
  AFLAC, Inc. Columbus GA 31999 Insurance General $5,000.00
  America Spirit Fund Alexandria VA 22313 Political Action General $5,000.00
  American Management Systems, Inc. Fairfax VA 22033 Management Co. General $5,000.00
  American Natural Resources Macon GA 31210 Political Action General $5,000.00
Daniel P. Amos Columbus GA 31906 Executive - AFLAC General $5,000.00
  Ashland GA-PAC Atlanta GA 30338 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
David A. Ball Statesboro GA 30458 Restaurant Owner Primary $5,000.00
  Bank Of Gray Gray GA 31032 Banker Primary $5,000.00
  Better Brands Atlanta GA 30377 Wholesaler General $5,000.00
  Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc. Columbus GA 31907 Wholesaler General $5,000.00
James A. Bishop Brunswick GA 31521 Lawyer - Self General $5,000.00
James H. Blanchard Columbus GA 31902 CEO - Synovus General $5,000.00
James H. Blanchard Columbus GA 31902 CEO - Synovus General $5,000.00
James H. Blanchard Columbus GA 31902 CEO - Synovus Primary $5,000.00
  BlueCross BlueShield of GA Atlanta GA 30326 Health Care Comp General $5,000.00
Thomas M. Boller Atlanta GA 30309 Information Requ General $5,000.00
K. C. Bowen Lawrenceville GA 30046 Developer -
KC Bowen Investments
General $5,000.00
K. C. Bowen Lawrenceville GA 30046 Developer -
KC Bowen Investments
Primary $5,000.00
R. Millard Bowen Duluth GA 30097 Developer General $5,000.00
  BPAC Atlanta GA 30344 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  Brickton Commercial Partners LLC Buford GA 30515 Developer Primary $5,000.00
  Brickton Commercial Partners LLC Buford GA 30515 Developer General $5,000.00
Stacey   Britt Grayson GA 30017 Developer - Self Primary $5,000.00
Stacey   Britt Grayson GA 30017 Developer - Self General $5,000.00
Gary   Brock Clarkston GA 30021 Developer - Self Primary $5,000.00
  Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation Louisville KY 40232 Tobacco Company General $5,000.00
Maxine H. Burton Athens GA 30606 Homemaker Primary $5,000.00
Robert   Burton Athens GA 30606 CEO - Flowers, Inc. Balloons General $5,000.00
Robert   Burton Athens GA 30606 CEO - Flowers, Inc. Balloons Primary $5,000.00
Stephen T. Butler Columbus GA 31904 Information Requ General $5,000.00
  C.A.R.D. of Georgia Atlanta GA 31139 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  C.W. Matthews Contracting Marietta GA 30061 Contractor General $5,000.00
  C.W. Matthews Contracting Marietta GA 30061 Contractor Primary $5,000.00
  CH2MHill Denver CO 80222-0508   General $5,000.00
Richard B. Chandler Buford GA 30515 Lawyer - Chandler & Britt Primary $5,000.00
  Chokee Enterprises, Llc Atlanta GA 30346 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
  Chokee Enterprises, Llc Atlanta GA 30346 Information Requ General $5,000.00
  CitiFinancial Management Corporation New Castle DE 19720 Finance Company General $5,000.00
  Claxton Poultry Farms Claxton GA 30417 Poultry Supplier General $5,000.00
  Coggins Land Company Elberton GA 30635 Developer General $5,000.00
  Colonial Pipeline Company Alpharetta GA 30004-4738   General $5,000.00
T. J. Connolly Lawrenceville GA 30043 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
T. J. Connolly Lawrenceville GA 30043 Information Requ General $5,000.00
Lovick P. Corn Columbus GA 31993 Investor - Self Employed General $5,000.00
  Corrections Corporation of America Nashville TN 37215 Corrections Primary $5,000.00
  Corrections Corporation of America Nashville TN 37215 Corrections General $5,000.00
  Cotter Moss LLC Snellville GA 30078 Developer Primary $5,000.00
  Cotter Moss LLC Snellville GA 30078 Developer General $5,000.00
  Cousins Properties Inc. Altanta GA 30339 Real Estate General $5,000.00
Daniel B. Cowart Norcross GA 30092 Developer - Dan Cowart, Inc. General $5,000.00
Jim   Cowart Norcross GA 30092 Developer - Jim Cowart, Inc. General $5,000.00
  Delta Fire & Casualty Insurance Company Atlanta GA 30319 Insurance General $5,000.00
  Delta-PAC Atlanta GA 30320-6001 Political Action General $5,000.00
Earl D. Ehrhart Powder Springs GA 30127 Executive - The Facility Group General $5,000.00
  Equifax, Inc. Atlanta GA 30302 Creditor Company General $5,000.00
  Facility Management Group, Inc. Smyrna GA 30080 Engineer General $5,000.00
  Fairfield Financial Services Macon GA 31208 Finance General $5,000.00
Leon   Farmer Athens GA 30606 Executive - Farmer Distributing General $5,000.00
Roy H. Fickling Macon GA 31202 Owner - Fickling & Company General $5,000.00
  First Franklin Financial Toccoa GA 30577 Financial Instit General $5,000.00
  Flag Financial Unadilla GA 31091 Bank General $5,000.00
H. Allen Franklin Atlanta GA 30342 President - Southern Company Primary $5,000.00
  G-8 PAC Atlanta GA 30324 Political Action General $5,000.00
  GA Dental PAC Atlanta GA 30326 Political Commit Primary $5,000.00
  GAMPAC-STATE Atlanta GA 30309 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  Gateway Development Services, Inc. Atlanta GA 30308 Development Comp General $5,000.00
  Genentech South San Francisco CA 94083-9030 Technological Ad Primary $5,000.00
  Genuine Parts Company Atlanta GA 30339 Auto Parts Co. General $5,000.00
  Genuine Parts Company Atlanta GA 30339 Auto Parts Co. General $5,000.00
  Genuine Parts Company Atlanta GA 30339 Auto Parts Co. Primary $5,000.00
  Georgia ACRE Stone Mountain GA 31082 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  Georgia Association of Realtors Atlanta GA 30340 Political Action General $5,000.00
  Georgia Bankers Association Atlanta GA 30303 Political Action General $5,000.00
  Georgia Bankers Association Atlanta GA 30303 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  Georgia Better Government Fund Atlanta GA 30350 Political Action General $5,000.00
  Georgia Wholesalers For Better Government Atlanta GA 30355 Political Action General $5,000.00
Claude   Graham Dublin GA 31027 CEO -
Graham Brothers Construction
Co., I
Primary $5,000.00
Ted   Graham East Dublin GA 31027 Project Manager -
Graham Brothers Construction
Co., I
Primary $5,000.00
  Gray Television, Inc. Albany GA 31702 Television General $5,000.00
  Gresham, Smith, & Partners Nashville TN 37219   General $5,000.00
Samuel   Guest Lithonia GA 30058 Real Estate - Self Employed General $5,000.00
  H.J. Russell & Company Atlanta GA 30313 Information Requ General $5,000.00
Samuel Delafield Haskell Douglasville GA 30135 Psychologist - The Psychology
Center
Primary $5,000.00
Robert F. Hatcher Macon GA 31210 Chairman - BB&T Company General $5,000.00
  HDR Engineering, Inc. Omaha NE 68114-4049 Engineer General $5,000.00
Ben   Hinson Macon GA 31203 Owner - Mid GA Ambulane/
Hinson System
Primary $5,000.00
  Hobbs And Associates, Inc. Atlanta GA 30308 Lobbying Firm General $5,000.00
Hilton H. Howell Atlanta GA 30305 President - Atlantic American
Corporation
General $5,000.00
  Independent Insurance Agents of GA Atlanta GA 30362 Member Associati Primary $5,000.00
  Infiltrator Systems Old Saybrook CT 06475   Primary $5,000.00
  IP / PAC Washington, DC 20004 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
  J.L. Morgan Co. Inc. Atlanta GA 30355 Information Requ General $5,000.00
  Jay Automotive Group Columbus GA 31094   Primary $5,000.00
George W. Jeter Columbus GA 31901 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
  Joe Tanner & Associates Atlanta GA 30303   Primary $5,000.00
  Joe Tanner & Associates Atlanta GA 30303   General $5,000.00
  John D. Stephens, Inc. Lawrenceville GA 30045 Contractor - Self Primary $5,000.00
  John D. Stephens, Inc. Lawrenceville GA 30045 Contractor - Self General $5,000.00
  John Oxendine Better Georgia Committee Atlanta GA 30334 Political Commit Primary $5,000.00
Billy R. Jones Suwanee GA 30024 President - Crown Fiber
Communications
General $5,000.00
Billy R. Jones Suwanee GA 30024 President - Crown Fiber
Communications
Primary $5,000.00
Billy R. Jones Suwanee GA 30024 President - Crown Fiber
Communications
General $5,000.00
Charlie   Jones Macon GA 31209 Retired Primary $5,000.00
Charlie   Jones Macon GA 31209 Retired General $5,000.00
Edward W. Klein Marietta GA 30060 Lawyer - Self Primary $5,000.00
  Lasseter Tractor Company Moultrie GA 31776 Tractor Company General $5,000.00
Donald M. Leebern Columbus GA 31908 Retired Primary $5,000.00
  Linger Longer Development Co. Greensboro GA 30642 Developer General $5,000.00
  Logisticare Solutions, LLC College Park GA 30349   General $5,000.00
Joey   Loudermilk Columbus GA 31807 Vice President - AFLAC General $5,000.00
T. M. Lowe Atlanta GA 30350 Engineer - Lowe Engineering Primary $5,000.00
T. M. Lowe Campaign Fund Atlanta GA 30327 Political Commit Primary $5,000.00
  MAG Mutual Insurance Company Atlanta GA 30355 Insurance General $5,000.00
Bernard   Marcus Atlanta GA 30328 Co-Founder - Home Depot General $5,000.00
Bernard   Marcus Atlanta GA 30328 Co-Founder - Home Depot Primary $5,000.00
Bernard   Marcus Atlanta GA 30328 Co-Founder - Home Depot General $5,000.00
  Martin and Associates Atlanta GA 30334-0402 Lobbying Firm Primary $5,000.00
  Mayhaw Associates Thomasville GA 31792 Bank General $5,000.00
  McKenna Long & Aldridge Atlanta GA 30308 Political Action General $5,000.00
Bartow   Morgan Lawrenceville GA 30046 President - Brand Banking Co. General $5,000.00
Bartow   Morgan Lawrenceville GA 30046 President - Brand Banking Co. Primary $5,000.00
Bartow   Morgan Lawrenceville GA 30046 President - Brand Banking Co. General $5,000.00
Emory L. Morseberger Lilburn GA 30047 Developer - Self General $5,000.00
Emory L. Morseberger Lilburn GA 30047 Developer - Self Primary $5,000.00
Robert L. Moultrie Smyrna GA 30080 President - The Facility Group Primary $5,000.00
McKee   Nunnally Atlanta GA 30305 Investor - Self Employed General $5,000.00
McKee   Nunnally Atlanta GA 30305 Investor - Self Employed Primary $5,000.00
  Omni Resource Group Inc. Atlanta GA 30361 Information Requ General $5,000.00
  PBS&J Atlanta GA 30328   Primary $5,000.00
  PBS&J Atlanta GA 30328   General $5,000.00
Donald G. Perry Norcross GA 30071 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
John D. Pezold Columbus GA 31904 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
Benjamin   Porter Juliette GA 31046 President - Piedmont
Communications
Primary $5,000.00
Robert S. Prather Atlanta GA 30319 Executive - Bull Run Corporation Primary $5,000.00
  Precision Planning, Inc. Lawrenceville GA 30046 Engineer Primary $5,000.00
Maxie   Price McDonough GA 30253 Real Estate - Self Primary $5,000.00
  Progress Energy Raleigh NC 27602 Political Action General $5,000.00
Neil L. Pruitt Toccoa GA 30577 Executive - DBA Pruitt &
Associates
Primary $5,000.00
Neil L. Pruitt Toccoa GA 30577 Executive - DBA Pruitt &
Associates
General $5,000.00
  Pruitt Corporation Toccoa GA 30577   Primary $5,000.00
  Pruitt Corporation Toccoa GA 30577   General $5,000.00
David M. Ratcliffe Atlanta GA 30327 President - Georgia Power Primary $5,000.00
  Regions Financial Corporation Atlanta GA 30328 Political Action General $5,000.00
  RL Brown & Associates Decatur GA 30030-0126 Architects General $5,000.00
J. Mack   Robinson Atlanta GA 30319 President - Delta Life Insurance
Company
General $5,000.00
Pete   Robinson Fortson GA 31808-0807 Lawyer - Troutman Sanders Primary $5,000.00
Pete   Robinson Fortson GA 31808-0807 Lawyer - Troutman Sanders General $5,000.00
Pete   Robinson Fortson GA 31808-0807 Lawyer - Troutman Sanders General $5,000.00
William E. Russell Dacula GA 30019 Landscaping - Russell
Landscape Group
Primary $5,000.00
  Sea Island Company Sea Island GA 31561   Primary $5,000.00
  Sea Island Company Sea Island GA 31561   General $5,000.00
  Sea Island Company Sea Island GA 31561   General $5,000.00
  Security Bank of Bibb County Macon GA 31204 Banker General $5,000.00
  Security Bank of Houston County Perry GA 31069 Banker Primary $5,000.00
  Service Corporation International Houston TX 77219-0548 Political Action Primary $5,000.00
Frank   Sinkwich Athens GA 30606 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
William Douglas Skelton Saint Simons Island
GA 31522-3109
Retired Primary $5,000.00
  Southstar Funding Atlanta GA 30350 Mortgage Banking Primary $5,000.00
  Southtrust Corp. Committee for Good Gov't. Atlanta GA 30308 Political Commit General $5,000.00
  St. Andrews Partners LLC Duluth GA 30096   General $5,000.00
  St. Andrews Partners LLC Duluth GA 30096   Primary $5,000.00
  St. Andrews Partners LLC Duluth GA 30096   General $5,000.00
James E. Stephenson Atlanta GA 30336-0326 President - Yancey Brothers General $5,000.00
Roddy S. Sturdivant Lilburn GA 30048 Developer - Self Employed Primary $5,000.00
Roddy S. Sturdivant Lilburn GA 30048 Developer - Self Employed General $5,000.00
Roddy S. Sturdivant Lilburn GA 30048 Developer - Self Employed General $5,000.00
  Synovus Financial Corp. Columbus GA 31902 Political Action General $5,000.00
  Tenet Health Systems Atlanta GA 30339 Health Care Comp General $5,000.00
  The Carpet & Rug Institute, Inc. Dalton GA 30722-2048 Carpet Manufactu General $5,000.00
  The Carpet & Rug Institute, Inc. Dalton GA 30722-2048 Carpet Manufactu Primary $5,000.00
William B. Turner Columbus GA 31906 Retired - W.C. Bradley Company General $5,000.00
David R. Tyndall Moultrie GA 31776-0190 Lawyer - Self Primary $5,000.00
  Tyson Foods, Inc. Springdale AR 72765-2020 Distributors General $5,000.00
  United Community Banks Blairsville GA 30514 Bank Primary $5,000.00
  United Community Banks Blairsville GA 30514 Bank General $5,000.00
Richard   Ussery Columbus GA 31904 CEO - TSYS- Total System Primary $5,000.00
Russell M. Wallace Dawsonville GA 30534 Information Requ Primary $5,000.00
  Washington Group International Boise ID 83729   General $5,000.00
  Washington Group International Boise ID 83729   Primary $5,000.00
Doyle   Weltzbarker Quitman GA 31643 Owner - West End Milling Co Primary $5,000.00
Thomas W. Wheeler Atlanta GA 30319 Owner - Wheeler Kolb
Management Co.
Primary $5,000.00
Thomas W. Wheeler Atlanta GA 30319 Owner - Wheeler Kolb
Management Co.
General $5,000.00
Charles S. Wilder Lawrenceville GA 30044 Builder - CSW Management
Group, LL
Primary $5,000.00
  Winmark Homes Inc. Suwanee GA 30024 Developer General $5,000.00
  Winmark Homes Inc. Suwanee GA 30024 Developer Primary $5,000.00
Ronnie   Wood Macon GA 31210 President - RJ Wood &
Company
General $5,000.00
Robert   Wright Alexandria VA 22302 Executive - Dimen-
International
Primary $5,000.00
Jimmy   Yancey Columbus GA 31902 Information Requ - Synovus Primary $5,000.00
  Yancey Brothers Co. Austell GA 30168 Contractor General $5,000.00
  Yancey Brothers Co. Austell GA 30168 Contractor Primary $5,000.00
  Yancey Brothers Co. Austell GA 30168 Contractor General $5,000.00
E. Howard Young Atlanta GA 30327-3823 President - General Wholesale
Beer Company
Primary $5,000.00

Now based upon our count that is 207 checks for $4,000.00 or more and a total of $1,025,175.00. But this is all background information at this point. We know that all of these fine individuals, companies, corporations and political action committees are making these rather large contributions just to be good citizens.

Under any circumstances this is a lot of major contributions to a campaign "after" the election. Especially the many $5,000.00 contributions to the "primary" election which was many months prior to the delivery of the check. Even a rocket scientist assistant might think that some of these contributions were not associated with the just ended "campaign."

In part 4 the story continues and remember:

In Special Interests vs. The People, case#Nov-2006 you are the judge!

It will be up to you - the citizens - will we return to government of the people, by the people and for the people? - OR - Will we continue government influenced by special interests, paid for by the people and for the special interests?

 

Special Reference articles:

Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 1

Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 2

Special Interests vs. The People - case #Nov-2006, court of public opinion - Part 4

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