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A Libertarian Look At Agriculture

Thursday on All Things Considered, Rickey Bevington continues her interview series with Georgia’s candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Kevin Cherry is a Certified Pest Control Operator and a Libertarian seeking to replace Tommy Irvin, who has held the seat for 42 years. Cherry tells Rickey that after nearly a half-century under Irvin, the Department needs updating.

Immigration Committee Meets

The committee created last month to tackle immigration reform will meet on Thursday.

Ag Candidate Touts Horse Racing

Georgians will elect the state’s first new Agriculture Commissioner in more than 40 years on Tuesday, November 3rd. J.B. Powell is a state senator and a cattle farmer and is the Democrat seeking to replace long-time commissioner Tommy Irvin.

Secret Money Part Of Georgia Races

Advocacy groups not affiliated with a political party have pumped money into some Georgia races this year. The fact that their donors are hidden bothers advocacy groups. Georgia’s hotly contested 2nd and 8th Congressional districts are the recipients of most of the non party affiliated money.

State Supreme Court Race Heats Up

The incumbent is facing his first election since being appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. His main challenger has mounted an aggressive campaign aimed squarely at the incumbent's integrity. His other challenger is nowhere to be found.

The Race For The Governor's Office

With the general election fast approaching on November 2nd, hear from the candidates for governor. GPB's Edgar Treiguts sat down with Democrat Roy Barnes, Republican Nathan Deal, and Libertarian John Monds in separate interviews.

Interview With Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate John Monds

Before the general election November 2nd, we hear from Georgia's candidates for governor. The Libertarian candidate is John Monds. He's run for other offices in past years. A former finance officer, Monds is now a stay at home dad.

Interview With Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Nathan Deal

In our series of gubernatorial candidate interviews before the general election November 2nd, GPB's Edgar Treiguts sat down with the Republican Nathan Dealto talk about some key issues resonating with Georgia voters.

Interview With Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Roy Barnes

Eight years ago, Roy Barnes lost his re-election bid to stay in the Governor’s office. Last summer, he made the decision to jump in this election for a hopeful return trip to the state Capitol. GPB's Edgar Treiguts spoke with the Democratic candidate for governor, Roy Barnes.

No Voter Guide From Ga.Christian Coalition

The Georgia Christian Coalition won't issue a voter guide in this year's election saying both major-party candidates in the race for governor oppose issues important to the group.

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