Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams continued their bidding war on public safety Thursday, with Abrams proposing a big pay increase for state police and prison guards, while the Republican incumbent said Georgia will spend at least $8 million more on school safety.
Gov. Brian Kemp is endorsing Mike Collins in Georgia's 10th Congressional District runoff. Kemp is the latest member of the Republican establishment to back Collins over Vernon Jones in the Tuesday runoff.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Kemp and Abrams disagree on how to protect schools after the Uvalde Massacre, but they both tout raises for teachers. Plus, former U.S. Attorney Pak says there was no fraud in Georgia. Meanwhile, the race for the 10th District turns vicious.
Georgia's public education leaders heard vastly different approaches to teacher pay and keeping schools safe from the two gubernatorial candidates vying for their votes in November.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger probably would not have won last week's Republican primary without Democrats. An Associated Press analysis of early voting data has determined that more than 37,000 people who voted in Georgia's Democratic primary two years ago cast ballots in last week's Republican primary.
Gov. Brian Kemp is suspending Georgia's motor fuel tax for six more weeks. The Republican Kemp signed an executive order Thursday extending the tax break through July 14.
Wednesday morning on Political Rewind: The results from the Georgia primary reveal the candidates voters picked to head into the general election. Who earned their party’s nomination? And what do the winners tell us about the state of Georgia politics?
Kemp trounced Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue in Tuesday's primary.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Voters are flocking to the polls on election day. David Perdue got one last shout-out from Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Gov. Kemp got a boost from Trump's former vice president. Georgians also have to decide on lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and more.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was in town to stump for Kemp ahead of the primary election on Tuesday where the incumbent faces a handful of primary challengers — most notably former U.S. Sen. David Perdue. Pence’s visit highlights a sharp divide in Republican party politics in Georgia and across the country — those who are still in the good graces of former President Donald Trump and those who are not.
Monday on Political Rewind: On the eve of the primary election, Mike Pence arrives in Georgia to campaign for Brian Kemp while Donald Trump will hold a rally for David Perdue. It's a race that polls say may be out of reach for Perdue, but he argues his voters will surprise the pundits. Other candidates in closely watched races also make their final arguments to voters today, as well. Among Republican contests, Brad Raffensperger is looking to survive the wrath of Trump in his campaign for another term as secretary of state.
Tuesday’s primary election in Georgia is about more than deciding party nominees for races up and down the ballot in November, as Georgia’s battleground status continues to play an outsized role in shaping the future of American politics.
Georgia's Stacey Abrams has benefitted from being unopposed in the state's Democratic primary for governor by using the period to spread her message while Republicans have fought. Even Republicans say Abrams is a "political international rock star with unlimited resources," although the Abrams campaign says the sour national environment for Democrats is a major hurdle.
The planned electric vehicle factory near Savannah is expected to create 8,100 jobs, with construction slated to begin in January 2023.
Friday on Political Rewind: Today is the final day of early voting in Georgia’s primary election. More than 700,000 people already cast their ballots – a record for the state, with tens of thousands likely to vote today.