Mon., May 20, 2013 12:00pm
Several east Georgia Republicans are weighing a possible challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow next year. The Augusta congressman won a fifth-term last fall even after his 12th District seat was redrawn to give Republicans a daunting advantage.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:27am
A recount of votes affirms Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen will face state Rep. Lee Anderson of Grovetown in a Republican runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
Wed., August 8, 2012 4:05pm
Congressional candidate Wright McLeod wants last week's election results tallied again. The former Naval officer fell 584 votes shy of making it into a GOP run-off in Georgia's 12th District. McLeod asked for a recount Wednesday, a day after Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office certified the results.
Wed., August 8, 2012 7:03am
Official results from Georgia's primary elections show just 584 votes separating Republican rivals Rick W. Allen and Wright McLeod in the 12th Congressional District, meaning a recount might be required to determine which candidate advances to a GOP runoff in two weeks.
Tue., August 7, 2012 8:02am
The state lawmaker who finished first in the Republican primary in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District is being supported in the upcoming runoff election by one of his former GOP rivals.
Fri., August 3, 2012 3:37pm
An Augusta businessman is giving another $250,000 of his own money to his campaign for Congress — a sign the candidate is confident he'll advance to the Republican runoff election Aug. 21.
Wed., August 1, 2012 1:02am
Two Republican congressional candidates battling for runner-up status in Georgia's 12th District are too close to determine which one will advance to a runoff next month. Unofficial returns late Tuesday showed Augusta businessman Rick Allen ahead of attorney Wright McLeod by just 570 votes. The margin was thin enough to guarantee McLeod a recount if he requests one.
Tue., July 31, 2012 7:00am
The two most hotly contested U.S. House campaigns Tuesday are in the new 9th District in north Georgia that covers Gov. Nathan Deal's former political turf and in eastern Georgia's 12th District to choose a Republican challenger for Democratic Rep. John Barrow.
Wed., June 27, 2012 12:00pm
Of four Republicans competing for the opportunity to run against Democratic incumbent Congressman John Barrow, Wright McLeod is the fundraising leader and also stresses his military experience. Listen to his ideas 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