Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.
Savannah Republican Jack Kingston says the chances of Congress funding Georgia's long-awaited harbor deepening project are 50-50. A U.S. Army decision last week approving the project came without Congressional dollars.
Republican Rep. Jack Kingston will face Democrat Lesli Rae Messinger in the November 6 general election for southeast Georgia's 1st Congressional District. Both are from Savannah. Messinger, a 56-year-old businesswoman, defeated Nathan Russo, a St. Simons Island retiree, in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
An appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes $588,000 in construction funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to advance the deepening of the Savannah Harbor. Officials said the shift from planning to implementation is critical for keeping the project on schedule.
Some of Georgia's House Republicans say an early presidential primary could make the state a player in the 2012 election. U.S. Representatives Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston say an early primary could be advantageous depending on the race's dynamics.
U-S Congressman Jack Kingston is angling to fill a powerful post in the House G-O-P leadership. Kingston is one-of-three Republicans who want the position of Appropriations Committee Chair. It has huge influence over the federal budget. Kingston, however, has to get by two more senior House members.