Three U.S. House races in Georgia are drawing crowded fields of candidates. But the excitement appears limited to the Republican Party. Sixteen GOP hopefuls are running for the three seats being vacated by Republicans Phil Gingrey of Marietta, Paul Broun of Athens and Jack Kingston of Savannah.
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.
A state lawmaker from Brunswick is joining the 2014 race for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Jack Kingston. State Rep. Jeff Chapman said Tuesday he's running as a "champion of the people's rights" in an already crowded GOP primary race in the 1st Congressional District. Chapman is the fifth Republican to announce for the southeast Georgia seat since Kingston decided to run for the U.S. Senate.
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.
Three Georgia politicians have written to President Barack Obama urging him to include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress. The president’s budget allocated just $1.28 million for the harbor expansion project — which is expected to cost $652 million.
Rep. Jack Kingston hasn't said he's running for the U.S. Senate, but he's raising money as if he plans to ask Georgia voters for a promotion. The Savannah Republican raised $842,000 in the first three months of 2013, according to campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.