Tue., August 21, 2012 7:36am
Georgia voters are heading back to the polls to choose a Republican challenger for the Deep South's last white Democratic congressman. And Republican voters in north Georgia will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the race for the state's newest congressional seat.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:27am
A recount of votes affirms Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen will face state Rep. Lee Anderson of Grovetown in a Republican runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Wed., August 8, 2012 4:05pm
Congressional candidate Wright McLeod wants last week's election results tallied again. The former Naval officer fell 584 votes shy of making it into a GOP run-off in Georgia's 12th District. McLeod asked for a recount Wednesday, a day after Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office certified the results.
Wed., August 8, 2012 7:03am
Official results from Georgia's primary elections show just 584 votes separating Republican rivals Rick W. Allen and Wright McLeod in the 12th Congressional District, meaning a recount might be required to determine which candidate advances to a GOP runoff in two weeks.
Tue., August 7, 2012 8:02am
The state lawmaker who finished first in the Republican primary in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District is being supported in the upcoming runoff election by one of his former GOP rivals.
Wed., August 1, 2012 1:02am
Two Republican congressional candidates battling for runner-up status in Georgia's 12th District are too close to determine which one will advance to a runoff next month. Unofficial returns late Tuesday showed Augusta businessman Rick Allen ahead of attorney Wright McLeod by just 570 votes. The margin was thin enough to guarantee McLeod a recount if he requests one.
Tue., July 31, 2012 7:00am
The two most hotly contested U.S. House campaigns Tuesday are in the new 9th District in north Georgia that covers Gov. Nathan Deal's former political turf and in eastern Georgia's 12th District to choose a Republican challenger for Democratic Rep. John Barrow.
Mon., July 9, 2012 2:00pm
Georgia Congressman John Barrow's decision to skip this years Democratic Primary doesn't surprise political analysts. His district was redrawn last year to include more Republican voters. A Barrow spokeman says the Congressman won't attend the August 27th because he's planning events in Georgia during that time.
Thu., June 28, 2012 12:00pm
Maria Sheffield, one of four Republican contenders aiming to take Democratic John Barrows congressional seat, aims to use her early political experience to revive grassroots movements. Listen to her ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
Wed., June 27, 2012 12:00pm
Of four Republicans competing for the opportunity to run against Democratic incumbent Congressman John Barrow, Wright McLeod is the fundraising leader and also stresses his military experience. Listen to his ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.