Tue., February 17, 2015 4:24pm
Democrats propose giving grants to underperforming schools that could be used toward health services, job training, tutoring and child care.
Fri., October 24, 2014 12:54pm
Congressman John Barrow is trying to hold onto his seat by seeking voters outside of his party.
Wed., October 22, 2014 5:13pm
This election season is proving to be tough for Democrats, but many believe they can turn the red state of Georgia blue with the help of new voters.
Wed., July 23, 2014 9:00am
After nine weeks of intense, often personal campaigning, Georgia's primary runoff election is now over. In the biggest race, businessman David Perdue defeated 1st District congressman Jack Kingston for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate. While Kingston did well in southern and coastal counties, Perdue prevailed in the Atlanta suburbs and North Georgia.
Wed., March 26, 2014 12:56pm
Last month, 119 state legislators in the House voted for a sweeping gun bill that, if Gov. Nathan Deal signs it into law, would loosen restrictions on taking firearms into churches, government buildings and other places previously off-limits. Republicans pushed the measure, after failing to pass a similar bill in the waning moments of the 2013 legislative session. But three Democrats were among those ratifying the bill in the House. And another person supporting gun legislation was state Senator Jason Carter, a Decatur Democrat who’s running against Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
Wed., January 29, 2014 12:45pm
It would appear two inches of snow can cripple traffic in metro Atlanta. It can force people to abandon their cars and start walking. It waylays children and teachers at schools and keeps workers shut in at the state Capitol. And it can cause even the mightiest of Governors to admit maybe the state wasn’t prepared. But can it turn elections?
Thu., January 23, 2014 12:59pm
Georgia Democrats have little power these days. They hold no statewide offices, and have forceless minorities in both chambers of the state legislature. So when House and Senate Democrats rolled out their agendas in separate press conferences Thursday, it’s not an exaggeration to say little of what they proposed will come to pass. Much of it will fail to even garner a committee vote, much less make it to the floor of either chamber for a vote.
Thu., December 26, 2013 2:00am
Georgia Democrats are energized ahead of the 2014 elections. They have two high-profile candidates in statewide races--state Senator Jason Carter running for governor and Michelle Nunn running for U-S Senate. Members of the state’s minority party also say they have a third person generating enthusiasm and interest- Georgia Democratic party Chairman DuBose Porter. The Democrats’ 2014 campaign kickoff last month had the air of a tent revival. People came out to see Carter and Nunn. But they were also drawn to Porter, a former state legislator from Dublin who took over the party this summer.
Wed., December 18, 2013 12:45pm
The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women is conducting a letter-writing campaign trying to convince Governor Nathan Deal to expand Medicaid in the state. They say accepting $40.5 billion from the federal government will help hundreds of thousands of Georgians without healthcare and could generate 70 thousand jobs. Federation President Gail Buckner says too many poor people in Georgia have no health insurance. She says they wait until they are really sick, then go to the emergency room, which puts pressure on hospitals who provide care with no reimbursement.
Thu., November 7, 2013 12:23pm
A grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has announced he will run for Governor of Georgia. Jason Carter, a Democratic state Senator from Decatur, near Atlanta, filed paperwork Thursday to become Deal’s highest profile challenger. He seeks to unseat incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal at a time when Democrats hold no statewide offices in Georgia.