Friday, February 29, 2008

Where's YOUR American flag lapel pin Jack?

Jack's embarrassing week of representing South Georgia in Congress continued Wednesday night with his appearance on MSNBC's The Abrams Report. Again, Jack slung mud at Barack Obama, each time supporting his attacks with lies and misleading statements. Click here to read a story by the Atlanta Journal Constitution that bashes Kingston for his behavior. What's worse than lying to the public? Being a hypocrite. The Gillespie Campaign did some research Friday, filming Jack in Savannah at the end of his week-long misinformation spree. We discovered that Jack doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin either!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Featured Event: Energy & Environment Forum

Thank you to those who attended the campaign's Energy and the Environment Forum tonight at the Tybee Island headquarters. Click here to view pictures from the evening. Many fantastic ideas were shared by attendees. Among the best were: branding South Georgia as THE place for alternative energy investment, research and production; bringing a 'Rural Renaissance' to South Georgia via the alternative energy industry; passing stricter laws that protect our natural resources from pollution and overdevelopment; and encouraging land and water conservation in South Georgia.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's Easy: Write a Letter to The Editor

Need help writing and submitting a Letter To The Editor? Click here for an easy to use computer program developed by the national Democratic Party. This program provides talking point examples, which helps you write your letter. It also searches for newspapers in your area and assists you in sending your letter.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kingston Embarrasses Georgia on National TV

Here Jack goes again, seeking the spotlight and spending the taxpayers time politiking instead of serving the people of District 1. On Bill Maher's TV show last night, Jack attacked Barack Obama's character and patriotism, supporting his argument with blatant lies and misinformation. Read the latest news story regarding his embarrassing interview. Jack is in Congress for one purpose: to represent the people of South Georgia, fighting for what's best for our region and America. He is not there to campaign for President. Partisan publicity stunts like this interview only waste taxpayers' money and make South Georgia look bad. This is no surprise though. For several years now Jack has put his political party and special interest friends ahead of the people he represents. As your Congressman, all my energy will be focused on serving South Georgia and putting the people first.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Zero Percent: Kingston's Environmental Score

The League of Conservation Voters published their scorecard today for members of the 110th Congress. It was even worse than I expected for South Georgia. Jack scored a ZERO percent. Click here to see his score. What this means is that he did not vote for the environment or conservation on a single bill in 2007. He voted against raising fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards for automobiles; against funding clean water programs; against protecting consumers from fuel price gouging; against increasing energy efficiency requirements on products, buildings and vehicles; against funding clean air programs; against investing in alternative energy sources and reducing our dependence on coal and foreign oil; against repealing subsidies to big oil; and voted to allow private logging in national forests. Jack is not voting our values. Send me to Washington and I will make sure to protect our natural resources.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Featured Event: Osprey Cove House Party

Thank you to Joanne Rich, Dave Southern, the Camden County Democratic Party and all those who attended tonight's House Party in St. Marys' Osprey Cove neighborhood. I appreciated the warm welcome. Click here to watch a video of the event. You can also click here for pictures. I felt a connection with voters in the room tonight. We all agree we want a change in Washington. It's pretty simple. We want our government to listen to the people first when making decisions. And we want transparent, honest government. I will represent Georgia's First District with those principles at the forefront. I will fight for good government every day I represent you and South Georgia in Congress.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friends Forever: Kingston, Doolittle, Abramoff

Your Congressional representative should not be dealing with suspect people. But that's not the current case. Jack Kingston is using some of his political donations to pay off Congressman John Doolittle's (R-Calif.) legal expenses relating to the Jack Abramoff Scandals. As you probably recall, Abramoff is the Washington lobbyist who illegally used money, gifts and trips to purchase favors from federal lawmakers. Kingston received $17,000 in campaign contributions from Abramoff and his clients over the years, more than any other Georgia Congressperson! Why is Jack involved in Abramoff issues again? This is just not right. Jack should be in Washington working to improve South Georgia, not spending his time worrying about the legal bills of a California Congressman. One thing is for sure: you'll never catch me spending a dime on the legal bills of a wealthy, corrupt Congressman. If you want to know more, click here to read a news story on the topic from The Brunswick News.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Don't miss DNC House Party Saturday Feb. 16

On Saturday, February 16, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will be holding 'House Parties' across the nation. My campaign headquarters on Tybee Island is the official host of Southeast Georgia's DNC House Party. There will be a live Conference Call with DNC Chairman Howard Dean, a video presentation and much more. The campaign headquarters is located at 1110 Laurel Avenue on Tybee Island. Please call 912-507-8278 for questions or if you need detailed directions. The agenda for the House Party is: Welcome – 3:00-3:15; Share “Why I’m a Democrat” 3:15-3:30; Introduction of Purpose of the House Party and Video Presentation of 2008 Program 3:30-4:00; Questions/Answers: Conference Call with Howard Dean 4:00-4:15; and the Signing of DNC Neighborhood Leader Card 4:15-4:20. Click here to RSVP to the House Party.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Featured Event: St. Marys Mardi Gras Parade

It's not as big as New Orleans but St. Marys and Camden County know how to throw a fun mardi gras festival and parade. Set along the riverfront in downtown St. Marys, the festival is family-oriented and a big tourist draw. Folks along the parade route were very nice to talk to, and many of them wore festive attire. Click here for pictures of the parade. The vendor booths at the festival had great items, and the food was delicious.