Stories by Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

28 forged documents uncovered in probe of registration group

ATLANTA - A state probe into a voter registration group that claims to have submitted nearly 86,000 applications this year has so far uncovered 28 forged documents with 26 more considered suspicious.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Gov. Deal, Democrat Carter duel over education

ATLANTA - A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious over public education.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working for a Democratic seat.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Ethics agency chief placed on administrative leave

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was placed on administrative leave with pay Friday.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Ethics chief put on leave

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission has been placed on administrative leave with pay, a few days after she was fined by a judge for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

AG defends actions of state lawyers in ethics case

ATLANTA - State lawyers handling a lawsuit against the state ethics commission were dealing with a "difficult client" who acted inappropriately in withholding key documents, Attorney General Sam ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

$20,000 in sanctions issued in Georgia ethics case

ATLANTA - A judge imposed fines of $10,000 each on the Georgia attorney general's office and the head of the state ethics commission Wednesday, saying they had failed to turn over key documents in ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Nunn, Perdue spar over business backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case that their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Teacher group backs Carter for governor

ATLANTA - One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Senate race zeroes in on Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Neither Republican running in Georgia's Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area is serving as the key battleground ahead of ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carter blasts Deal over ethics complaint memo

ATLANTA - A memo by the head of the state ethics commission in which she claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal threatened her agency during its investigation against the governor.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Nunn to report $3.45 million in contributions

CLARKSTON, Ga. - The campaign of Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised about $3.45 million in the past three months, outpacing two potential GOP opponents.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

ATLANTA - David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he's best positioned to tackle the nation's debt.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, July 11, 2014

Nunn to return contributions linked to ex-convict

ATLANTA - Georgia's Democratic Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, will return contributions linked to a political operative convicted in a 1995 bribery case who recently co-hosted a fundraiser for ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11 million

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO Da­vid Perdue discuss the academic standards that have prompted concerns over federal intrusion.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

ATLANTA - In the second part of an Associated Press interview, Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue discuss tax reform and how to tackle the nation's $17.5 ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, July 4, 2014

AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk immigration

Rep. Jack Kingston of Sa­vannah and former Dollar Gen­eral CEO David Perdue, who will meet in a runoff July 22, discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Southern Democrats speak of faith in campaigns

ATLANTA — The technology has changed in the four decades since Jimmy Carter spoke openly about his religious beliefs while campaigning. But the broader message of a shared faith remains the ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Georgia laws begin Tuesday

ATLANTA - During the most recent legislative session 305 bills passed with Gov. Nathan Deal signing the vast majority of them into law. Many take effect Tuesday.
By Christina A. Cassidy
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