Stories 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

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Democrats

ATLANTA - Religion offers a powerful connection with many in the South, considered the most religious part of the country. Some Democrats are finding their faith can be a valuable way to reach voters.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Laws on guns, Medicaid effective Tuesday

ATLANTA - A large number of the 305 bills that passed during Georgia's most recent legislative session take effect Tuesday.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, June 27, 2014

Carter's request for new Deal probe declined

ATLANTA - Attorney General Sam Olens declined a request by state Sen. Jason Carter to appoint an independent investigator to review ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

With a possible lengthy court battle avoided, a key question is whether the agency will finally begin to make progress on more than 100 cases that have remained opened for months and sometimes years.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ethics panel settles with 3 ex-employees

The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees who alleged retaliation related to an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kingston releases tax info ahead of Ga. Sen runoff

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston this week released five years of his federal tax returns, with just over a month to go before his July 22 runoff for Georgia's open Senate seat.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Sunday, June 8, 2014

For now, Carter's role limited in grandson's campaign

Inside a small Baptist church packed with out-of-state visitors wanting to hear from former Pres­ident Jimmy Carter, one of the most eager listeners Sunday might have been his grandson, Jason.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Georgia candidates react to Obama's emission plan

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is keeping her distance from the plan, while both Republicans in the race have said the regulations are too burdensome.
By Christina A. Cassidy
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