The winner of the GOP nomination for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat touts himself as a political outsider. But businessman David Perdue now needs the political know-how and network of career politicians to beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election.
Governor Nathan Deal is offering an explanation as to why his staff contacted the head of Georgia's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge claims that Deal's top aides pressured her to end an investigation into Deal's 2010 campaign.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter is renewing calls on the state Attorney General to investigate whistleblower complaints that involve Republican Governor Nathan Deal filed by ethics commission workers.
Fresh off the news this week that he outraised his incumbent opponent, Jason Carter said Friday that the state is not doing enough to cultivate small businesses, especially startups. The state Senator and gubernatorial candidate made the comments while visiting Opportunity Hub, a business incubator in downtown Atlanta.
The state has settled whistle-blower complaints by three former ethics commission employees for a total of $1.8 million, potentially bringing to a close a controversial chapter in recent Georgia politics.
Georgia’s Attorney General says the state cannot enforce some provisions of a new law requiring food stamp recipients to submit to drug testing before receiving benefits. In a letter, Sam Olens said that’s because federal law prohibits states from adding its own requirements to the Food Stamp program. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved Monday to block the new law.
Jason Carter’s shot at becoming Georgia’s next Governor could hinge on the fallout from a trio of ethics cases involving Republican governor Nathan Deal. That’s according to experts on the heels of reports from the AJC and WSB that a former ethics commission employee is close to settling a whistleblower lawsuit against the state for $1 million.
Nathan Deal swept to victory on Tuesday night, securing the Republican nomination for governor of Georgia. Unofficial tallies showed the incumbent governor with a sizeable lead Tuesday night ahead of former Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State Schools Superintendent John Barge. Gov. Deal celebrated the victory early Tuesday night. Thanking his supporters in a press release, the governor said he was looking toward to Georgia’s future and reiterated his accomplishments, including making Georgia the number one place in the nation to do business.
In an interview with GPB ahead of Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Nathan Deal said his first term record is the best indication of how he stacks up to his GOP opponents, whom he has declined to debate.
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year for the governor as well as many other statewide offices. Democrat Jason Carter isn't the only gubernatorial hopeful Republican Nathan Deal has to worry about. From roundtables to kitchen tables, State School Superintendent John Barge and former Dalton mayor David Pennington are hitting the campaign trail hard in their bids to represent conservatives in the November governor's race.