Four Republicans are vying to be the GOP challenger to Georgia Democrat John Barrow. The four-term Congressman is expected to face one of the toughest campaigns of his political career. Republicans recently redrew his district to make it less favorable to Democrats
A Georgia Republican Congressional candidate is defending his votes for and contributions to Democrats. Augusta retired Navy officer Wright McLeod is running in the GOP primary in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. McLeod says, he voted for Democrat Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race to stop Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton from gaining the nomination.
Voting, taxes and ethics are among the issues Georgia's Senate Democrats say they are focused on this legislative session. The Senate Democratic Caucus announced its priorities for the 2012 General Assembly on Tuesday, including several bills they plan to introduce next week.
Democrats in the state House have introduced a few education measures. The bills address cyber bullying, parental involvement in public schools and the more controversial public dollars funding private institutions.
Rural Democrats could become even more endangered in Georgia if two state House Democrats follow through on discussions with GOP leaders to switch parties. The Valdosta Daily Times reported House members Amy Carter and Ellis Black were considering a Republican switch following the Republican rout of Democrats at the polls earlier this month. Carter told the paper she feared Democrats had become disconnected with rural voters.