Both supporters and opponents of the deal that will move the MLB team from downtown to Atlanta to the suburbs say they intend to represent their sides at the 7 p.m. meeting.
There have been two U.S. Court of Appeals cases on the subject in recent years, one the 11th Circuit (which includes Georgia) that upheld Alabama’s statewide ban on sex toys, and one in the neighboring 5th Circuit, which struck down a similar ban in Texas.
As a new campaign ad touts, “It’s on.” That is, the race between Gov. Nathan Deal and Jason Carter, who released an ad late Tuesday with that tag-line. Carter and Deal both won their primaries Tuesday. GPB sat down with both candidates the day after the primary to hear their competing visions for Georgia.
Businessman David Perdue and Congressman Jack Kingston were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, and are heading to a July run-off.
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.
The earliest primary election in Georgia history wrapped up early Wednesday morning with unofficial results sending candidates to victory speeches or home for the rest of the 2014 election season. Republican incumbent Governor Nathan Deal and Democratic U.S Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn secured their nominations handily. Other candidates didn’t have such a clear sweep to victory, and will face a runoff on July 22 to determine who goes to the November general election. Here are the final results of a few key races in Tuesday’s primaries.
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.
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.
The water bill still needs approval from the U.S. Senate and President Obama.
Political writer and columnist Larry Peterson says the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss is creating a domino effect down the ticket.