Stories by Christina A. Cassidy

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Data from Atlanta-area authorities spotty

ATLANTA - Brandon White was jumped outside an Atlanta convenience store by a group of young men yelling gay slurs. State prosecutors eventually filed charges, but in its reports to the FBI, ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

More changes ahead for Georgia's ethics agency

After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the Georgia ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Georgia Democrats debate future after '14 losses

ATLANTA - If Democrats want to win statewide in Georgia, they'll need to start now by reaching out to key constituencies and dedicating more money and resources to building up a network of ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

ATLANTA - On the gridiron, it takes a team to win, and some elected officials around the South are looking to band together rather than brawl over the 2016 presidential primaries.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Is Atlanta ready for winter?

ATLANTA - Nearly a year ago, a few inches of snow in metro Atlanta triggered an epic traffic jam as motorists fleeing the city were trapped overnight on clogged interstates.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Isakson kicks off re-election bid

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Effort to bring medical cannabis to Georgia continues

ATLANTA - While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered support during the legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt next year.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

3 keys to victory in Georgia Senate race

As Georgia's tight race for U.S. Senate barrels toward Election Day, three areas are key to whether Michelle Nunn or David Perdue win or end up in a Jan. 6 runoff.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Clinton says race comes down to a vote for the future

ATLANTA - Former President Bill Clinton told a crowd filled with dignitaries and campaign workers that a vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia's key Senate race is a "vote on the promise of ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Voters weigh ideology, compromise with Perdue, Nunn

McDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women

Michelle Nunn has tailored her message in the final few weeks of her campaign against Republican David Perdue to reach women.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Democrats signal Georgia Senate race still in play

ATLANTA - With an infusion of cash into the race for Georgia's open Senate seat, national Democrats are signaling they believe the state is still in play with less than three weeks left before the ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

In Georgia Senate race, Nunn, Perdue each raise over $4 million

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue each raised over $4 million in contributions during the past three months.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Nunn, Perdue each raise $4 million

Nunn, Perdue each raise $4 million in Georgia's U.S. Senate race.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Deal collects money for possible runoff

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Gov. Nathan Deal has begun stockpiling funds in case of a December runoff against Democratic challenger Jason Carter.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Nunn, Perdue work to undercut each other's message

PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Re­pub­lican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate. 
By Christina A. Cassidy

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Perdue says he's 'proud' of career

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Perdue outsourcing remark unearthed

David Perdue, asked during a 2005 deposition about his experience with outsourcing, responded: "Yeah, I spent most of my career doing that." The candidate's campaign says he wasn't talking about ...
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
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