The Georgia Gold Dome's cast of characters 

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House Speaker David Ralston
(Pictured left) Blue Ridge Republican with the voice of a Southern sheriff wields the gavel in the lower chamber. Widely seen as moderate, even-tempered, and politically astute.

Sen. Tommie Williams
The leader of last year's Senate coup, he's had trouble holding together his fractious cabal.


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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
(Pictured right) Stripped of most powers last year by a poorly orchestrated GOP coup (which seems to be unraveling), the doe-eyed Gainesville Republican's role is mostly ceremonial. Observers say he's taking the long view.

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
Democrats' commander in the lower chamber. Atlanta Attorney and romance novelist (!).


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Sen. Chip Rogers
(Pictured left) Woodstock Republican is the Senate's leading conservative ideologue.

House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey
Buckhead attorney and level-headed Republican. One of Gold Dome's handful of common-sense conservatives.


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State Rep. Mike Jacobs
(Pictured right) Republican lawyer chairs the state board that oversees MARTA.

Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones
Milton Republican is No. 2 person in the House; her goal is to split Fulton County in two.


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