Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie will appear at the state GOP convention in Athens this weekend. But there’s a another event that’s turning into an even bigger cattle call for 2016 candidates.
Two Georgia Republicans running for a chance to defeat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow have agreed to participate in four primary debates. Debates will be held in Augusta, Statesboro, Dublin and Douglas.
While the state Republican party holds all statewide offices, the GOP is expecting a grueling fund-raising year between now and the 2014 election. Chairman John Padgett says the Georgia GOP plans to get in touch with more than a million people during the next 12 months.
This weekend, the Georgia GOP will elect a new chairman when Republicans hold their annual convention in Athens. The party enjoys record support across the state. But demographic changes are afoot that could also shift Georgia politics.
Former Congressman Newt Gingrich announced Wednesday that he would end his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. His support in Georgia was deep but it wasn’t enough to boost his broader Southern strategy.
Georgia's Attorney General, he's ready to go to court over Georgia's redistricting maps. Democrats promise to fight the maps pre-approved Friday by the Obama administration. Black and Latino lawmakers say, the new boundaries dilute their voting strength. Olens says, he can prove the opposite in court.