Mon., June 25, 2012 12:00pm
Rick Allen says that he can tackle Washington's financial problems by using his past business experience. He came out swinging at a recent debate in Vidalia by attacking fellow Republican contender Wright McLeod's voting history. Listen to him discuss his ideas for Washington in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
Thu., June 14, 2012 1:41pm
Four Republicans are vying to be the GOP challenger to Georgia Democrat John Barrow. The four-term Congressman is expected to face one of the toughest campaigns of his political career. Republicans recently redrew his district to make it less favorable to Democrats
Fri., June 8, 2012 3:24pm
A Georgia Republican Congressional candidate is defending his votes for and contributions to Democrats. Augusta retired Navy officer Wright McLeod is running in the GOP primary in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. McLeod says, he voted for Democrat Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race to stop Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton from gaining the nomination.
Tue., June 5, 2012 12:52am
Republican candidates hoping to take advantage of a newly redrawn 12th Congressional District debated in Vidalia Monday night. Rick Allen, Lee Anderson, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield each said that he or she was the best conservative to take on the well-financed incumbent Democrat John Barrow. The four agreed on most issues. Two sparred.
Fri., May 4, 2012 8:04am
Four Republicans running for a shot at ousting U.S. Rep. John Barrow are mostly in agreement on broad themes of slashing the national debt, shutting down a federal agency and vastly simplifying the tax code. They attended a debate Thursday hosted by the Effingham County tea party.
Tue., January 10, 2012 7:03am
Georgia officials are working on a prescription drug database they expect will help with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls an epidemic of overdose deaths. By next January, state law requires the new database to be online so doctors and pharmacists can track patients' prescriptions and spot potential abuse.