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State Rep. Elena Parent "supported Governor Nathan Deal’s plan to slash the HOPE scholarship."  

Roughly 500,000 Georgians -- or about 5 percent of the state’s residents -- have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia weapons carry license.

The Cathedral of Christ the King is one of the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s largest and fastest-growing parishes.                                                                                                              

"I am the only senator who turned down the state pension plan for part-time legislators."

Atlanta is the No. 1 trading point for sexual slavery in America. Between 100 and 200 girls are sold into slavery in Atlanta every month.

Women are paid 77 cents for every $1 men get for the same work.

"Georgia has the nation's fifth largest Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition program, serving more than 270,000 mothers, babies and children every day."

"In order to pass the CRCT in Georgia, you simply have to get half of the answers correct."

The Austin Independent School District’s graduation rate reached an all-time high of 82.5 percent in 2012.

Georgia has recovered more than $60 million that was lost to Medicaid fraud

Says some Georgians can get health insurance for $105 a month.  

You can buy lobster with food stamps.

Georgia has saved $20 million through changes in criminal sentencing.

A "real result" of his term is Georgia having "the lowest taxes per capita of any state."

Says his Patient OPTION Act is the only Republican plan "that completely repeals Obamacare and it takes the federal bureaucrat out of decisions for you."

Every child in Colorado who has been given medical marijuana for treatment for seizures has had diminished seizure activity.

"Georgia lawmakers are now considering passing the most extreme gun bill in America."

"For every week that (state lawmakers are) able to cut off our timeline, it saves (Georgia taxpayers) approximately $100,000."

"Georgia’s civil forfeiture laws are among the worst in the country and the very worst in the South."

A Georgia religious freedom bill would help Catholic institutions that, under Obamacare, could be forced to provide abortion-inducing drugs.

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