Tue., May 20, 2014 11:08pm
Seven candidates started out the race, but only two will take it to the finish line. Republican Senate hopefuls David Perdue and Jack Kingston will face off again in the July runoff when voters will choose which GOP candidate will represent them in the general election.
Tue., May 20, 2014 8:13pm
Nathan Deal swept to victory on Tuesday night, securing the Republican nomination for governor of Georgia. Unofficial tallies showed the incumbent governor with a sizeable lead Tuesday night ahead of former Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State Schools Superintendent John Barge. Gov. Deal celebrated the victory early Tuesday night. Thanking his supporters in a press release, the governor said he was looking toward to Georgia’s future and reiterated his accomplishments, including making Georgia the number one place in the nation to do business.
Tue., May 20, 2014 7:13pm
Michelle Nunn handily swept to victory Tuesday, winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Nunn made it clear she's ready for the grueling race ahead to win the seat Republican Saxby Chambliss is vacating. Democrats hold none of Georgia's constitutional or federal offices. If Nunn wins the race, she'll be state's first female U.S. Senator.
Fri., May 16, 2014 3:39am
In an interview with GPB ahead of Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Nathan Deal said his first term record is the best indication of how he stacks up to his GOP opponents, whom he has declined to debate.
Mon., May 12, 2014 12:07pm
Michelle Nunn is facing charges she’s light on experience, she’s riding her father’s coat-tails and she’s aloof. And that’s just from her Democratic opponents. In one of the nation’s most-watched political contests, Nunn squared off against fellow Democrats seeking Saxby Chambliss's U.S. Senate seat in a debate that will be broadcast Monday night on GPB-TV.
Mon., May 12, 2014 11:44am
A new poll from the Atlanta Journal Constitution shows Georgia voters disapprove of the state’s new gun laws, despite being more likely to own guns or believing gun ownership helps protect people. The poll, conducted by Abt SRBI of New York, surveyed 1,012 adults statewide between May 5 and May 8.
Fri., May 9, 2014 12:50pm
This weekend kicks off a round of political debates for the highest-profile election races in Georgia this year. Democrat Michelle Nunn will be squaring off against the other contenders in her party for the U.S. Senate, and David Perdue will be doing the same on the Republican side.
Fri., May 9, 2014 12:43pm
In case you haven't noticed, it's an election year for the governor as well as many other statewide offices. Democrat Jason Carter isn't the only gubernatorial hopeful Republican Nathan Deal has to worry about. From roundtables to kitchen tables, State School Superintendent John Barge and former Dalton mayor David Pennington are hitting the campaign trail hard in their bids to represent conservatives in the November governor's race.
Wed., May 7, 2014 2:47am
Georgia voters will select between three Republicans in the race for governor May 20: incumbent Nathan Deal, former Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State School Superintendent John Barge. Barge is abandoning his own re-election bid to run for governor. He told GPB recently Georgia’s gains on college-entrance exams, national assessments and the graduation rate will suffer if state leaders don’t restore years of cuts in education funding.
Tue., May 6, 2014 2:34am
Former Dalton Mayor David Pennington is one of two Republicans challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in this month’s primary. Pennington has been running the north Georgia town known as the “carpet capital of the world” for six years. He’s been widely called a Tea Party candidate in this primary. But he told GPB recently he doesn’t agree with that label.