Wed., November 7, 2012 12:55am
It’s good to be a Georgia incumbent this year in the U.S. Congress. In east Georgia's hotly-contested 12th district, John Barrow held off Republican Lee Anderson Tuesday to remain the only white Blue Dog Democrat from the Deep South in Congress. In southwest Georgia's 2nd district, Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop of Columbus has defeated a Republican challenger to win an 11th term in Congress. Bishop beat John House of Midland.
Sat., October 13, 2012 2:00pm
Georgia Republicans are pushing to pick up two congressional seats in the November elections.
Tue., October 9, 2012 3:41pm
Georgia Democrats won’t be able to strike from the November ballot a candidate who has said he will switch to the GOP if elected. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the Democrats have no legal standing to remove Rep. Rick Crawford.
Wed., August 1, 2012 10:01am
Unofficial results from Georgia's primary elections show that voters have approved what will soon become Georgia's newest city.
Mon., July 30, 2012 3:59pm
Federal officials say they plan to monitor Tuesday's primary election in two Georgia counties to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The U.S. Department of Justice says it has asked that federal observers be assigned to monitor polling places in Randolph and Washington counties.
Fri., July 27, 2012 7:27am
Georgia voters only have a few more hours to cast an early ballot ahead of Tuesday's primary election. Early voting in Georgia opened July 9 and concludes Friday evening.
Tue., May 22, 2012 3:38pm
Candidates across Georgia will descend on the state Capitol and local election offices starting Wednesday to declare themselves for local, state and Congressional races. When the qualifying period closes on Friday, campaigning will begin in earnest for the July 31st primary.
Tue., May 15, 2012 10:00am
The Atlanta-based Carter Center says it received approval from Egypt's Supreme Presidential Election Commission to deploy 22 witnesses from 14 countries. The presidential election is set for May 23 and 24.
Fri., May 4, 2012 8:04am
Four Republicans running for a shot at ousting U.S. Rep. John Barrow are mostly in agreement on broad themes of slashing the national debt, shutting down a federal agency and vastly simplifying the tax code. They attended a debate Thursday hosted by the Effingham County tea party.
Wed., May 2, 2012 12:00pm
Candidates for some local offices may not know what districts they’re running in this year. In Athens, for example, newly-drawn districts with 2010 census data are awaiting federal approval. But candidates can’t wait.