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.
Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War. Addressing the Georgia Republican Party's convention, Gingrich said the nation is at a crossroads.
Georgia House Republicans on Monday had their turn in electing new leadership. There were few changes, but they needed to fill a vacant seat for Majority Leader and elected Larry O’Neil of Bonaire. He was Governor Perdue’s former lawyer and had run unsuccessfully for speaker against David Ralston earlier this year.
The Republicans still have memories of electing one of their own in Georgia's 12th District. They know the Democrat who represents the district had a close call in the last mid-term election. But can even this historic election atmosphere topple a three-term incumbent?