Augusta needs Davis in Atlanta

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One of the great duties we enjoy performing as an editorial board is meeting political candidates face to face. The best way to take the measure of someone running for office is to talk with the candidate personally and candidly.

We wish every single voter in state Senate District 22 could have that opportunity with Hardie Davis.

When we first met Davis in 2006, he was running for the state House seat for District 122. Even on the campaign trail, he had begun meeting with leaders in Atlanta to establish relationships with the General Assembly and the governor's office.

He won that election, deservedly so, and with sterling character represented the Augusta area with distinction.

Davis is an electrical engineer by profession, and electric by nature. He generates the right spark to energize lawmakers of all stripes to work together.

If you met Davis, you might think to yourself: "He would make a good pastor." As a matter of fact, he is. He helps shepherd the nondenominational Abundant Life Worship Center in Augusta. And he connects with people in a way that shows how deeply he understands people's problems. That's one of the best traits a legislator could have.

Davis wants to fight to restore resources slashed in state education, which dovetails with his plans to boost economic development. He wants to provide expanded health care to Georgians who need it the most, particularly the youngest and oldest.

And he wants to do it all while keeping your taxes down.

Sound like something you can get behind?

You should -- and you can, by voting for Hardie Davis in the special election Jan. 5 to fill the seat for state Senate District 22.

He helped elevate the area's legislative delegation to a new level. Help keep it there.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/03/10 - 01:40 am
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State Court Solicitor Harold

State Court Solicitor Harold Jones would make a great state Senator, also. Either way, we're fine. Two outstanding candidates.

concernednative
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concernednative 01/03/10 - 07:20 am
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This is a rare exception in

This is a rare exception in Augusta where they actually have two qualified and good candidates running.

grinder48
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grinder48 01/03/10 - 08:01 am
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How can Davis "restore
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How can Davis "restore resources" to education and "provide expanded health care" while keeping taxes down? I don't get it. I agree he'd be able to interact well with other legislators because of his personality but his positions are wrong. The only candidate not advocating more spending and taxes is Taylor Bryant.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 01/03/10 - 08:31 am
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Davis ran in 2006 and beat

Davis ran in 2006 and beat Rep. Pete Warren, no more deservedly than anyone else. This newspaper is full of BS. Harold Jones is my choice because we need new reps with different backgrounds in office. Jones has been a quiet porfessional, and I like that. Davis is OK, but why now, after we had to shove the James Brown Arena down his throat to force change, no change to the city charter, no juice at the State level to prevent Athens getting MCG's next mission expansion, does Davis deserve exalted leader status? The very fact this newspaper endorsed Davis makes me suspect considering THIS editorial boards private agenda it has to profit its owners business through corporate welfare. The white people in town may hand this victory to Davis due to this endorsement (and you all know that white folks listen to this page so don't go getting all emotional over that last statement). Augusta takes one step forward, and two steps back.

TANSTAAFL
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TANSTAAFL 01/03/10 - 10:00 am
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Greetings All, Democrat

Greetings All, Democrat candidate Davis may indeed emit sparks due to an electric personality, but there is no evidence those sparks are firing up progress for Augusta. What legislation has he directly sponsored that has benefited the CSRA and District 22? Of the 19 pieces of legislation he sponsored/cosponsored in the 2009 House session, 14 were commendations of one stripe or another and one was the formation of a study group. Nothing that was designed to bring jobs to Augusta, lower taxes in Augusta or move Augusta foreword got done in his last session at the capitol. The Chronicle is right in that this is an important election, Augustans finally have a choice in this race that has not been available for over 20 years. Libertarian Taylor Bryant is on the ballot. Taylor Bryant stands for common sense government, lower taxes and more freedom. You can throw your vote away on any of the three democrats in this race or you can strike a blow for liberty and send Taylor Bryant to the State Senate. Vote for Taylor Bryant!

grinder48
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grinder48 01/03/10 - 11:20 am
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Didn't Jones leave the
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Didn't Jones leave the Solicitor's office in a mess when he left, long delayed cases, backlogs, etc.?

avidreader
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avidreader 01/03/10 - 11:54 am
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My son personally experienced

My son personally experienced the "mess" that Harold Jones created as the Solicitor. The term "speedy trial" is a joke. My son's case was finally dismissed, but not until he had to jump through a lot of needless hoops for four years.

fd1962
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fd1962 01/03/10 - 11:56 am
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DON'T FORGET the recent great
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DON'T FORGET the recent great memorable "duty" the Editorial Board performed in endorsing Whitehead for Congress to CSRA voters, while simultaneously directing their Athen's-resident readers to vote for Broun in the SAME primary contest. Yes, we certainly need more 'elevated' advice from Chronicle / Morris editors on "... the best traits a legislator could have." Can't wait. Never any ax-grinding here, is there?

DAMY46
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DAMY46 01/03/10 - 12:12 pm
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There will be a run-off

There will be a run-off here..Taylor Bryant and ??????....

Emerydan
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Emerydan 01/03/10 - 01:04 pm
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Let's cut to the chase.. when

Let's cut to the chase.. when it comes to local and state level politicians The Comical always supports the big tax big spending big government candidate. They always throw their support after the one who will promise to bring back the most bacon for their special pet projects. If the Comical was actually consistent in their supposed conservative idealogy then they would be endorsing Taylor Bryant, the only true conservative in the race.

TheDeerhunter
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TheDeerhunter 01/03/10 - 01:38 pm
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emerydan is right on the

emerydan is right on the money. the chronicle supported harold jones when he ran for the solicitor's office back in 04 and they supported tarver for senate 22.

Emerydan
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Emerydan 01/03/10 - 02:02 pm
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This editorial should be

This editorial should be retitled: "Morris Needs Davis in State Senate."

Just Asking
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Just Asking 01/03/10 - 04:39 pm
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Davis represents the "old

Davis represents the "old school." Augusta has wisely decided to reject the older entrenched politicians in favor of a younger generation of candidates who can progressively move this city forward. Davis is part of the old guard that needs to be booted out. Harold Jones represents new ideas and a new spirit of coorperation that we need. Lets move forward, not backwards. (the other two clowns don't deserve comment).

Taylor B
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Taylor B 01/03/10 - 05:16 pm
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Just asking, do you work for

Just asking, do you work for Sentinel, or are you one of the trial lawyers propping this guy up? Anyone who raised the amount of money Davis and Jones did owe someone something if elected. If elected, I wont owe anyone anything except the voters. Augusta, take your stand and make your mark!

joekm46
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joekm46 01/03/10 - 07:32 pm
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Taylor Bryant, for Senate

Taylor Bryant, for Senate district 22!!!

joekm46
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joekm46 01/03/10 - 07:41 pm
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Vote Bryant!!!!

Vote Bryant!!!!

anonymous03
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anonymous03 01/03/10 - 08:23 pm
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If Davis interacts so well

If Davis interacts so well with all the other politicians, then why is his own legislative delegation endorsing Jones? Also, Barbara Sims is a Republican in the delegation and I don't see her endorsing Davis. Give up the hype. Vote for the man who is not going to be at the mercy of his big money supporters... Jones for Senate 22.

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Peace4u 01/03/10 - 09:52 pm
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Just Asking, Hardie Davis is

Just Asking, Hardie Davis is far from "Old School", he is not old and definitedly not entrenched. Davis and Jones are one year apart in age...so I guess that would make both of them old if you are referring to age. Davis is an independent and innovative thinker. He makes decisions based on what is good for Augusta, not to apease other politicians. Anonymous03, it is interesting that Davis was slelected by the delegation to be Minority Whip his freshman year in the house. Sounds like there are only a select few that have endorsed Jones.
Davis is certainly the man for District 22!

moveaugustaforward
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moveaugustaforward 01/04/10 - 05:53 pm
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Hardie Davis is the Best Man

Hardie Davis is the Best Man for Augusta because he definitely represents all of Augusta and not one particular group. Also, there are several people who support Mr. Davis wholeheartedly but knows that Hardie Davis can stand on his own feet without having a platform of "This group of people is supporting me". Every opponent should be able to stand on their platform and not have to ride on the coat tails of others. Hardie Davis for State Senator District 22.

moveaugustaforward
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moveaugustaforward 01/04/10 - 05:55 pm
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Avidreader great comment so

Avidreader great comment so make some noise in the community and continue to tell the truth about the former Solicitor General's poor work ethic.

DuhJudge
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DuhJudge 01/04/10 - 10:51 pm
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Vote for Harold Jones

Vote for Harold Jones

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