Super Tuesday is days away and presidental hopefuls are making their final pushes in Georgia. Mitt Romney's wife Ann made two appearances in Atlanta Thursday and Rick Santorum is scheduled to stop in Macon on Monday. Newt Gingrich visited Savannah and Brunswick Friday.
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
The head of Georgia's Republican Party said she will have to work hard to maintain grassroots momentum among voters after most of the GOP presidential field pulled out of a scheduled debate in Atlanta ahead of Super Tuesday. Both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul on Thursday declined to participate in the Atlanta debate.
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.
The South Carolina presidential primary means it's time for many Georgia voters to get soundbyte introductions to the candidates. Media outlets in Savannah, Augusta and North Georgia frequently carry ads and news stories aimed at South Carolina voters.