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QuickHit: Charlie Rangel on trial–it could be ugly

Congressional Rep Charles Rangel from NY will be on trial this week on ethics charges.  Rangel has been in Congress for many years, representing his Harlem district.  He has already threatened to walk out due to the fact that he ran out of money to pay his legal team.  Look for this one to be popcorn worthy.

More here: Rangel Ethics Trial Begins

Quick Hit: Georgia Governor’s race

On Tuesday, there will be people holding their noses as they vote for governor in Georgia. The two candidates (sorry, but the libertarian candidate has about as much chance as winning as I do) are Democrat Roy Barnes and Republican Nathan Deal. Deal has made the news for numerous issues, including an ethics investigation that found him guilty of using his office to benefit his family business and for a loan that went bad when his son-in-law’s business went kaput. Barnes is a former governor who, while in office, pushed an education reform bill that, in spite of its good parts (more funding, reduce class size), proposed to make it possible to fire a teacher without a hearing.
So, many teachers, who tend to be union members and vote Democrat, remember what happened the last time Barnes was in office. But they don’t want to vote Republican Meanwhile, many Republicans look at Deal as tainted goods, but will never vote Democrat. Based on the polls, Deal is going to win. But its going to be very interesting.