With crossover day not far way, it could be do or die for some major legislative efforts in the General Assembly. Meanwhile we might have witnessed one of the shortest political careers in Georgia history, plus the unfolding of some unexpected political issues. Let’s start with that career flameout:

State Representative Sam Moore recently won a hard-fought special election in Cherokee County to take his seat in the Georgia House. That seat was hardly warm when Moore’s bill related to loosening loitering laws, including requirements for registered sex offenders, managed to become a hot source of comment on the floor of the House on Friday.

House leadership opposed Moore in his bid and they, along with their GOP colleagues, wasted no time beating down the hapless newbie in speeches on the floor and in press interviews afterwards. 

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