Mon., May 20, 2013 12:00pm
Several east Georgia Republicans are weighing a possible challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow next year. The Augusta congressman won a fifth-term last fall even after his 12th District seat was redrawn to give Republicans a daunting advantage.
Wed., September 5, 2012 6:47am
Official election results show Republican congressional candidate Lee Anderson has defeated a GOP primary opponent by just 159 votes in their runoff election two weeks ago. State election officials certified the vote count Tuesday for the runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Thu., August 23, 2012 2:22pm
Candidates in a close runoff for the 12th district congressional race won’t know who officially won until September 4th. That’s because the state is under court order to allow more time for absentee ballots to come in.
Tue., August 21, 2012 11:46pm
Republican voters in Georgia's 12th Congressional District gave another late night to candidates hoping to defeat incumbent John Barrow in the fall. With all but absentee votes counted, the race is still too close call. Grovetown State Representative Lee Anderson led Augusta businessman Rick Allen at the end of the night by just 153 votes.
Tue., August 21, 2012 7:36am
Georgia voters are heading back to the polls to choose a Republican challenger for the Deep South's last white Democratic congressman. And Republican voters in north Georgia will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the race for the state's newest congressional seat.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:27am
A recount of votes affirms Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen will face state Rep. Lee Anderson of Grovetown in a Republican runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Wed., August 8, 2012 4:05pm
Congressional candidate Wright McLeod wants last week's election results tallied again. The former Naval officer fell 584 votes shy of making it into a GOP run-off in Georgia's 12th District. McLeod asked for a recount Wednesday, a day after Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office certified the results.
Wed., August 8, 2012 7:03am
Official results from Georgia's primary elections show just 584 votes separating Republican rivals Rick W. Allen and Wright McLeod in the 12th Congressional District, meaning a recount might be required to determine which candidate advances to a GOP runoff in two weeks.
Tue., August 7, 2012 8:02am
The state lawmaker who finished first in the Republican primary in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District is being supported in the upcoming runoff election by one of his former GOP rivals.
Wed., August 1, 2012 1:02am
Two Republican congressional candidates battling for runner-up status in Georgia's 12th District are too close to determine which one will advance to a runoff next month. Unofficial returns late Tuesday showed Augusta businessman Rick Allen ahead of attorney Wright McLeod by just 570 votes. The margin was thin enough to guarantee McLeod a recount if he requests one.