Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says in order for Democrats Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn to win in November, they will have to spend campaign funds reaching out to the 600,000 to 900,000 minority voters in Georgia. “And if they haven’t invested, I would say somewhere between 3 to 5 million in their registration efforts and in their voter contact efforts, I don’t believe they are going to prevail,” Reed told GPB’s Bill Nigut. Reed says the typical Democratic strategy of waiting until September to reach out to black voters won’t work.
 
Georgia legislators are wrapping up their work redrawing the state's political boundaries. Redistricting is expected to be completed on Wednesday as the state Senate votes on a new congressional map that adds a 14th district in northeast...
Republican state lawmakers approved maps that drew the Congressman out of his district. Barrow says, the GOP majority put politics over population in drawing political boundaries. The new map puts Barrow's home -- heavily Democratic Savannah...
The state Senate passed new congressional district maps Wednesday, the last major event of this year’s special legislative session. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign off on them and then submit them to the federal government for approval.
The man who orchestrated Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's campaign has been tapped to help President Barack Obama win the South in 2012. A spokesman for Obama for America says Tharon Johnson has joined the campaign as the southern regional director...
The Georgia Senate redistricting committee has approved proposed changes to congressional districts. The plan passed by a 10-3 vote Tuesday and is expected to head to the Senate floor on Wednesday, bringing a speedy end to the Legislature's...
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a...
As lawmakers wrap up a special session this week, one Senator is already thinking about the next legislative session in January, and the 'perfect storm' of issues facing Georgia, including dwindling water reserves, rising energy costs and...
Georgia wants millions in federal dollars to deepen Savannah harbor. Georgia officials believe the project that has significance not just for the state, but for the whole nation. But other states want the money, too. Right now, however, the...
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed off on state House and Senate redistricting maps. And the congressional maps will likely head his way this week. But debate continues on the maps, and it hinges on interpretations of the federal Voting Rights Act.
Georgia's U.S. senators were split on the debt ceiling vote, but they've spent most of this month showing a united front in a series of town halls they held across the state. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Sen. Saxby Chambliss stopped at the...