Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) is part of a crowded GOP field that hopes to replace Saxby Chambliss and keep Georgia’s Senate seat in Republican hands. He says his record in the House shows he will protect traditional, conservative values in the Senate. This continues a series of conversations this week with GOP Senate candidates.
Two sitting congressmen have the largest campaign accounts less than a year before the Republican U.S. Senate primary. But it's Rep. Jack Kingston who has set the pace for new fundraising in the first six months of the year.
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.
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.
US Congressman Jack Kingston says he won't be outflanked on his right. The Savannah Republican on Thursday announced he's running to replace Saxby Chambliss, who's stepping down as US Senator next year. Announcing his campaign, Kingston promised to run a campaign based on "common sense" ideas.
A Republican state lawmaker from Bartow County says he's running for Georgia's 11th District congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Phil Gingrey. State Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville announced his candidacy Saturday at the district GOP convention in Marietta.
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.
Some of Georgia's House Republicans say an early presidential primary could make the state a player in the 2012 election. U.S. Representatives Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston say an early primary could be advantageous depending on the race's dynamics.