In an email to the heads of Georgia’s state agencies, Governor Nathan Deal’s Chief of Staff, Chris Riley, announced Friday that he and two other top staffers will take a leave of absence to work on the Governor’s reelection campaign.
U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston is not taking back his remarks that students on free and reduced school lunch should have to pay or “sweep the floor” for their meals. Kingston, who is running for U.S. Senate, made those comments over the weekend to the Jackson County Republican Party. A video of Kingston’s talk has gone viral after The Huffington Post uploaded it to its website Wednesday.
Jekyll Island has the most votes in a contest by Coca-Cola. The Georgian park is set to receive $100,000 if it maintains its lead to fund park projects. It is trailed by two other south eastern United States parks in second and third place.
President Barack Obama will return to Georgia next month for a fundraiser at a downtown Atlanta hotel. General admission tickets to the event cost $500 or donors can pay $10,000 for a photo reception with the president.
Republican Newt Gingrich will be campaigning across North Georgia and finish the day at the university where he once taught history. The former Georgia lawmaker appears to hope that Georgia's primary on March 6 could break a losing streak for his campaign.
Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
The man who orchestrated Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's campaign has been tapped to help President Barack Obama win the South in 2012. A spokesman for Obama for America says Tharon Johnson has joined the campaign as the southern regional director and will be "a key part to building the organization" in the area.
Newt Gingrich is naming a new Georgia leadership team as he works to rebuild his struggling presidential bid. The former House speaker has tapped former backers of 2008 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee to spearhead his efforts in his old home state. Huckabee won Georgia in the Republican presidential primary that year.
Out of Tuesday elections, there will be a runoff for one statewide race -- a seat on Georgia’s Supreme Court. The runoff is scheduled for November 30th. Incumbent David Nahmias will face what some might say is a little-known challenger -- who did little to no campaigning.