Richardson announced Tuesday that she still plans to run for the seat, which will pit her against McBath, D-Marietta, in May’s Democratic primary.
Challengers are telling a federal judge that Georgia Republican state lawmakers' new voting districts don't cure illegal vote dilution and should be rejected. But the state of Georgia told the judge Wednesday that new congressional and state legislative maps comply with a court order to draw new Black-majority districts, even if the plaintiffs don't like Republicans' partisan choices.
The people who sued to overturn Georgia's congressional and legislative districts are attacking plans that Republican state lawmakers claim cure illegal dilution of Black votes while preserving GOP power.
Georgia state senators are advancing a new congressional map that would maintain a 9-5 GOP edge in the state's delegation. The Senate voted 32-22 to pass the plan, which seeks a wholesale reconfiguration of a suburban Atlanta district now represented by Democrat Lucy McBath.
Georgia Republicans are advancing a proposed congressional map that maintains their party's 9-5 majority in the state's congressional delegation. A Senate committee voted 7- 4 along party lines on Monday to send the map to the state Senate for more debate.
Judge Steve Jones ordered Georgia lawmakers to create new legislative redistricting maps by Dec. 8 that add more majority-Black districts.
The trauma Migos rapper Quavo suffered after witnessing his nephew Takeoff being gunned down last year is a disturbing experience he says he doesn't want anyone else to endure. These days, Quavo has turned his pain into purpose as a vocal advocate for gun violence prevention.
On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the 2018 Sante Fe High School shooting that left 10 people dead and 13 others wounded, President Joe Biden issued a statement urging Congress to act on a list of gun safety proposals.
Two Democratic members of Georgia’s congressional delegation introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight of the federal prison system.
Three members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation have signed on as original co-sponsors for federal legislation that would add training at commercial airline schools as qualified expenses under tax-advantaged investment accounts that are used to save for colleges and universities.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons.
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.
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.
Friday on Political Rewind: Monday is the start of early voting in Georgia’s primaries. Last night, Gov. Brian Kemp and David Perdue took to the debate stage again to battle it out over the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams continues to focus on expanding health care on the campaign trail.
On Wednesday's Political Rewind: Atlanta reissued an indoor mask mandate as COVID cases rises in Georgia while state leaders took a more passive tone. Meanwhile, in the gubernatorial race, could constitutional carry be the latest wedge issue to come up in the Republican primary between Gov. Brian Kemp and challenger David Perdue?