Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich handily won his home state on Super Tuesday with about 50 percent of the vote. That left Mitt Romney in second, Rick Santorum a close third, and Ron Paul last. All four candidates’ campaigns held parties in Georgia, and supporters at Paul’s event said they see no end in sight for the campaign.
Voters are heading to polls across Georgia with much on the line for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is looking to regain momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Anyone can vote in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, regardless of party affiliation. But the day’s likely to draw more GOP voters to the polls than Democrats. That’s because there are four Republican presidential candidates on the ballot who are still running.
Super Tuesday is days away and presidental hopefuls are making their final pushes in Georgia. Mitt Romney's wife Ann made two appearances in Atlanta Thursday and Rick Santorum is scheduled to stop in Macon on Monday. Newt Gingrich visited Savannah and Brunswick Friday.
More than 140,000 Georgia residents have cast early ballots ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office reports that 116,800 people had walked into polling stations by the close of business Thursday to vote in advance. In-person early voting ends Friday.
Voters in 39 Georgia communities will decide [Tuesday] whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Rome, Marietta and LaGrange are some of the municipalities voting on Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales. It's a decision already made in Savannah, where voters approved Sunday sales after state lawmakers left the matter up to local voters last year.