Thu., October 16, 2014 8:39pm
Governor Nathan Deal got some high-wattage help Thursday on the campaign trail from a fellow Republican Governor with national star-power. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made several stops with Deal in metro Atlanta in the run-up
Sun., October 12, 2014 11:40pm
During his campaign for governor, the younger Carter must contend with his grandfather's legacy. The name Jimmy Carter stirs up complex feelings among Georgia voters.
Thu., October 2, 2014 12:24pm
In Georgia, ballots are only printed in no language other than English. As the state’s Asian-American population swells, its influence may be dampened by an electoral language barrier.
Fri., September 5, 2014 12:06am
With Labor Day behind us, football is back and political campaigns are starting the sprint to Election Day. But for the top two political contests this year in Georgia, Nov. 4 may not be the end of the campaigns. That’s because few are ruling out that the races for Georgia’s Governor and the U.S. Senate won’t go to a runoff. And depending on the outcome, that could stretch the election season into the next calendar year. To avoid a runoff, Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal will have to pull more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. The same holds true for either Democrat Michelle Nunn or Republican David Perdue, who are vying for the open U.S. Senate seat that Saxby Chambliss is vacating.
Wed., August 27, 2014 3:57pm
The only professional teacher organization in Georgia that endorses political candidates has swung its weight behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter. The Georgia Association of Educators announced its endorsement Wednesday outside of Grady High School in Atlanta where Carter’s wife, Kate, taught for six years. The endorsement wasn’t a surprise. The group normally backs Democrats. But GAE president Sid Chapman said the group sometimes withholds endorsements, and considered not endorsing anyone this year. GAE notably did not endorse Democratic Governor Roy Barnes in 2002, and he went on to lose to Republican Sonny Perdue.
Fri., August 8, 2014 11:35am
Saturday, Democrats from all over Georgia will gather in Dublin for the party’s state convention. The event comes just three months before what could prove to be a landmark election for Democrats.
Fri., August 8, 2014 6:53am
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.