Tea party and other conservative activists are pressuring Georgia's two Republican senators to join the effort to deny money for implementing President Barack Obama's health care law. A few dozen people, including leaders of multiple national organizations, gathered at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday.
State Senator Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, is considering drafting legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to pay for special elections if they resign to run for higher office. Officials say special elections cost anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000.
An ex-U.S. Army Ranger has announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being left vacant by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Todd Robinson told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Tuesday that he's seeking the Democratic nomination.
The Georgia Chamber is gearing up to honor U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss at its annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon. Organizers say the event Monday morning is being hosted at the Macon Marriott Centreplex. Organizers say Chambliss is being honored for his contributions to the state and for his career in public service.
U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn plans a two-week, 10-city tour around Georgia as Democrats try to reclaim Saxby Chambliss's seat in 2014. Nunn is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Macon, with stops later this week in Columbus, Albany and Valdosta.
Democrats want to make Georgia competitive again. And this week, they launched a candidate they hope will carry a Georgia Democrat back to the US Senate. Michelle Nunn made her candidacy formal after months of speculation.
Democrat Michelle Nunn says she is running for the U.S. Senate from Georgia in 2014. Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia, said Monday evening that she is seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. She said she will file official paperwork Tuesday.
Three U.S. House races in Georgia are drawing crowded fields of candidates. But the excitement appears limited to the Republican Party. Sixteen GOP hopefuls are running for the three seats being vacated by Republicans Phil Gingrey of Marietta, Paul Broun of Athens and Jack Kingston of Savannah.