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.
A group of Georgia's state senators is urging the state's U.S. senators to vote "no" on the proposed federal immigration bill that's under consideration. Eleven Republican state senators sent a letter Tuesday to Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Sen. Johnny Isakson, both of whom are also Republicans.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. A spokeswoman for Isakson said Thursday that North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr joined the Georgia Republicans in their inquiry.
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.
Republican senators from South Carolina and Georgia want the Obama administration to keep funding a program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. The MOX plant under construction at the Savannah River Site near Aiken is part of a nonproliferation effort.
Democratic Rep. John Barrow says he won't be running for the U.S. Senate next year. The congressman from Augusta issued a statement Tuesday saying he will seek re-election to the House next year in eastern Georgia's 12th District, a seat Barrow has held since 2004.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss hit a hole-in-one during a round of golf with the president and two other lawmakers. The ace shot helped lead Chambliss and GOP teammate Sen. Bob Corker or Tennessee to victory over the Democratic duo of President Barack Obama and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
A State Senator from the Georgia coast on Monday announced plans to follow Jack Kingston into the U-S House. Buddy Carter of Pooler says he has the name recognition to get past what could become a crowded field of Republican candidates to run in the GOP-leaning 1st Congressional District. Kingston last week announced he's running for the US Senate, making his seat open for the first time in 20 years.