Republican candidates hoping to take advantage of a newly redrawn 12th Congressional District debated in Vidalia Monday night. Rick Allen, Lee Anderson, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield each said that he or she was the best conservative to take on the well-financed incumbent Democrat John Barrow. The four agreed on most issues. Two sparred.
Governor Nathan Deal spoke at a $500 a head fundraiser to support penny sales taxes for transportation. The Savannah reception was the first major fundraising push outside Atlanta for supporters of the T-SPLOST vote in July.
Amtrak officials say, more Georgians got on and off their trains last year than any year before. Amtrak's Georgia ridership broke 200,000 passengers for the first in 2011. This comes as Amtrak expects major cuts in federal funding.
Georgia’s Tea Party is continuing its effort to thwart a vote on a transportation sales tax. Last month, it stifled a proposal to move the vote from next July to next November. Now, the political group says it’s against the vote entirely, and its opinion could sway a lot of voters.
This will be the first election where the new Tea Party movement could play a strong role with a lot of motivated voters. But as Susanna Capelouto reports if people want to show off their enthusiasm with any Tea Party paraphernalia at the polls they may be stopped from doing so.
The NAACP and Tea Party in Rome are coming together to hold a political candidate forum on Thursday. The unlikely union came out of a scheduling conflict when both groups planned to hold forums on the same day and location.
The Republicans still have memories of electing one of their own in Georgia's 12th District. They know the Democrat who represents the district had a close call in the last mid-term election. But can even this historic election atmosphere topple a three-term incumbent?