Of John Barrow's four competitors, Lee Anderson is the only previously elected candidate. He considers balancing a budget his priority. Listen to him talk about his ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya, the first of four as we approach the Republican primary.
Rick Allen says that he can tackle Washington's financial problems by using his past business experience. He came out swinging at a recent debate in Vidalia by attacking fellow Republican contender Wright McLeod's voting history. Listen to him discuss his ideas for Washington in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
Amtrak officials say, more Georgians got on and off their trains last year than any year before. Amtrak's Georgia ridership broke 200,000 passengers for the first in 2011. This comes as Amtrak expects major cuts in federal funding.
Former House speaker and Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich took a giant step Saturday toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months. Gingrich's come-from-behind win in the South Carolina primary snatches away the quick and easy way for the GOP to pick its presidential nominee.
Georgia Republicans announced late Monday they will co-host a presidential candidate debate in Atlanta just before Georgia’s primary. If it’s a close race, the bump candidates have been getting from strong debate performances could be a big factor in who wins primaries in those states, according to political scientist Kerwin Swint.
Middle Georgia lawmaker James “Bubber” Epps Monday became the latest Democrat to jump ship to the state Republican Party. He is the eighth to do so since the general election. Kennesaw State political scientist Kerwin Swint says these moves aren’t philosophical or ideological.