Stories by Larry Peterson

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Analysis: Barrow changes message

When U.S. Rep. John Barrow's staff updated his campaign website bio earlier this year, there were lots of additions and subtractions.
By Larry Peterson

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

GOP ads target Barrow

The day after U.S. Rep. John Barrow extended lukewarm support for the re-election of Barack Obama, a GOP group aired a new TV ad linking Barrow to the president.
By Larry Peterson

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

Barrow endorses Obama

U.S. Rep. John Barrow has extended tepid support to the man Republicans are portraying as his Siamese twin -- President Obama.
By Larry Peterson

Monday, July 16, 2012

McLeod donations questioned

Doubts have surfaced over whether big donations to congressional hopeful Wright McLeod came from the people he says they did.
By Larry Peterson

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Analysis: Rep. Barrow likes independent course

Congressman John Barrow, of Augusta, he wants to be seen as the Good Ship Independent, steering between the shoals of hyper-partisans on both sides.
By Larry Peterson

Saturday, June 30, 2012

McLeod must fix campaign report

The Federal Election Commis­sion wants 12th Congressional District hopeful Wright McLeod to fill gaps in a recent campaign finance report.
By Larry Peterson

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GOP group to spend $900,000 to beat Barrow

A national Republican group says it's reserved $900,000 worth of TV time to help it oust Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow.
By Larry Peterson

Monday, June 18, 2012

Analysis: Questions stalk McLeod campaign donors

Questions have surfaced about Wright McLeod, an Augusta Republican seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow.
By Larry Peterson

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Candidate's voting questioned

Wright McLeod, an Augusta Republican seeking to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow, says he voted in Georgia's 2008 Democratic presidential primary to oppose soon-to-be president Barack Obama.
By Larry Peterson

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congress candidate concedes campaign mistake

A 12th Congressional District hopeful now concedes he didn't fully report his campaign spending as required by federal law.
By Larry Peterson

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Analysis: Newt's new strategy (in rhyme)

Here's how Newt Gingrich hopes a focus on gas prices will revive his sinking campaign.
By Larry Peterson

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Georgia debate might be Newt's last chance

It's Newt Gingrich's only prospect for a big splash before people in Georgia and 10 other states vote on March 6.
By Larry Peterson

Gingrich, Romney, Santorum even, Ga. poll says

A new poll pegs Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum as nearly even in Georgia as its March 6 Republican primary approaches.
By Larry Peterson

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Political blog: Will Obama campaign in Augusta?

There is speculation that President Obama will visit Georgia next month and Augusta might be on the itinerary.
By Larry Peterson

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

U.S. Rep. Barrow banks $900,000 for re-election fight

U.S. Rep. John Barrow has amassed more than $900,000 for his re-election bid.
By Larry Peterson

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Lawmakers hope to save HOPE

ATLANTA - Students least able to afford college face an increasing squeeze as the lottery-funded Georgia's HOPE scholarship drifts toward more financial woes, Democratic legislators said on Wednesday.
By Larry Peterson

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Analysis: SC primary to focus GOP presidential race

When the voting ends in New Hampshire, political focus shifts to South Carolina and its Jan. 21 primary.
By Larry Peterson

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Analysis: Can Internet campaign lead to political success?

Can a new group working in Georgia and other states forge a new path to the White House next year over the Internet?
By Larry Peterson

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Analysis: Ga. GOP will try to overhaul state tax code

Georgia Senate's Republican majority has unveiled talking points for a renewed attempt to overhaul the state's tax code.
By Larry Peterson

GOP prez pick won't be apparent until May, Ga. experts say

New rules and leading presidential hopefuls whom many Republicans don't much like will draw out the nomination battle, Georgia political pundits say
By Larry Peterson
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