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.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Stacey Abrams' three endorsed candidates win their runoffs. Plus, Trump-endorsed candidates lose races, a sign that state Republicans are moving away from the former president. Meanwhile, the Jan. 6 committee hearing featured compelling testimony from Georgians.
Hunt, 28, finished first in May’s primary with 37% of the total ballots cast and was the favored candidate of several national Republican politicians, carrying endorsements from U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, former U.N ambassador and S.C. governor Nikki Haley as well as GOP operative Karl Rove.
Wade Herring overtakes frontrunner Joyce Griggs in Democratic hunt for U.S.House seat.
A handful of Democratic primaries advanced to runoffs after frontrunners failed to earn enough votes to win outright in the primary election in May. Voters cast their ballots again in key statewide races like secretary of state and lieutenant governor. Two congressional seat nominees were also decided in runoffs.
The former president went 2-for-8 in backing non-incumbent primary challengers in Georgia this year.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Statewide runoff elections might demonstrate just how much power Trump has in Georgia. Brad Raffensperger is expected to testify in front of the January 6th committee today, alongside a Fulton County election worker accused of fraud by Trump allies.
Records show that Griggs filed her statement of candidacy two weeks after the May primary election, and months after being sent a letter from the FEC.
Voters will choose Tuesday between two Republicans--Chris West and Jeremy Hunt-- who both seek to unseat Democrat Sanford Bishop in Georgia’s second congressional district. Their final meeting before the runoff vote revealed a little of what separates them politically.
Republicans and Democrats head to the polls one more time to pick their nominees for a closely watched general election.
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.
Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker is acknowledging that he has a second son whom he has not previously mentioned publicly. The disclosure on Wednesday draws renewed attention to his previous outspoken calls for Black men to play an active role in the lives of their children.
A U.S. House runoff in Georgia next week pits a former Democratic elected official who's been endorsed by Donald Trump against the son of a onetime Republican congressman. In the Republican race, Trump is siding with Vernon Jones, who's fond of calling himself the "Black Donald Trump."
A conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country isn’t “determinative, definitive” proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed.
Unearthed messages among commissioners kick up fresh criticism of redistricting tactic.