An ex-U.S. Army Ranger has announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being left vacant by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Todd Robinson told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Tuesday that he's seeking the Democratic nomination.
U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn plans a two-week, 10-city tour around Georgia as Democrats try to reclaim Saxby Chambliss's seat in 2014. Nunn is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Macon, with stops later this week in Columbus, Albany and Valdosta.
Democrat Michelle Nunn says she is running for the U.S. Senate from Georgia in 2014. Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia, said Monday evening that she is seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. She said she will file official paperwork Tuesday.
Two sitting congressmen have the largest campaign accounts less than a year before the Republican U.S. Senate primary. But it's Rep. Jack Kingston who has set the pace for new fundraising in the first six months of the year.
Three U.S. House seats in Georgia up for grabs in the 2014 elections are already drawing crowded fields of candidates with one major exception: So far, no Democrats have declared for any of the races. A total of 16 Republican candidates have launched campaigns for the open House seats.
Several east Georgia Republicans are weighing a possible challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow next year. The Augusta congressman won a fifth-term last fall even after his 12th District seat was redrawn to give Republicans a daunting advantage.
Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive at the center of last year's public clash with Planned Parenthood, says she'll be running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Handel's announcement Friday shakes up an already crowded contest among Republicans vying for the seat held by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
A former member of Rep. Jack Kingston's staff is running for his old boss' House seat now that the Republican congressman has launched a U.S. Senate campaign. David Schwarz of Savannah was scheduled to announce his 2014 race for Georgia's 1st District congressional seat during a news conference Wednesday.
A Republican state lawmaker from the Savannah area plans to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by longtime GOP Rep. Jack Kingston. State Sen. Buddy Carter, a pharmacist from Pooler, was scheduled to announce his campaign Monday.
Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah is joining what's turning out to be a crowded 2014 race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. Kingston confirmed his plans Wednesday in interviews with Atlanta media outlets. He planned to officially launch his campaign Thursday in Savannah.