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.
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.
While the White House and Congressional Republicans continue to work on a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," union organizers are turning up the pressure on Georgia Republicans to ease up on demands for spending cuts. Specifically, workers led by the AFLCIO planned a protest Friday against Medicare and Medicaid cuts in front of Savannah Republican Jack Kingston's office in Savannah.