Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

Big elections are busy, but with only two local runoff contests on the ballot, Tuesday’s pace was much slower, leaving plenty of time for poll workers to catch up on one another’s families.
By Lisa Kaylor

Kingston's Senate loss means less clout for Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - For two decades, Rep. Jack Kingston was a congressman who routinely crushed his opponents on election night. His Senate runoff defeat lessens Georgia's political experience in Washington.
By Russ Bynum

Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

Big elections are busy, but with only two local runoff contests on the ballot, Tuesday’s pace was much slower, leaving plenty of time for poll workers to catch up on one another’s families.
By Lisa Kaylor

5 black women on Georgia ballot

Georgia will make history in November. For the first time in the state and nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot.
By Erica Techo

Analysis: Voters want change

Jack Kingston and David Perdue each claimed to represent the biggest departure from business as usual in the federal government, but Kingston didn't convince voters.
By Walter C. Jones

Hice-Collins congressional race turns ugly

The breach of a "gentleman's agreement" to not bring an opponent's family into campaign cross hairs furthered tensions in the Republican race for 10th Congressional District.
By KELSEY COCHRAN

Ga. Senate race zeroes in on metro 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 Tuesday's runoff.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Kingston, Perdue vow teamwork after vote

Busi­nessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston promised voters Saturday that they'll work together to defeat Democrat Michelle Nunn in November, no matter who wins Tuesday's GOP runoff for U.S. Senate.
By Bill Barrow

Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

ATLANTA - Neither Rep. Jack Kingston nor businessman David Perdue has detailed a clear course for changing the nation's fiscal situation, instead broadly railing against government spending and debt in their campaign for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.
By Bill Barrow

Poll: Kingston edging ahead of Perdue

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's one-point lead one week ago over businessman David Perdue has stretched to five points in the Republican Senate runoff, poll results showed Thursday.
By Sarita Chourey

Election Updates

ATLANTA — Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

Runoffs set fields for November elections

The retirement of Re­pub­lican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was only partially settled with Tuesday’s runoff election.

Election Results

  • Augusta District 6: Hasan wins 52-48%
  • Georgia Senate District 22: Jones wins 61-39%
  • 10th Congressional District: Hice wins GOP 
  • GOP U.S. Senate: Perdue wins GOP - 50.71%
  • GOP school race: Richard Woods defeats Mike Buck by 726 votes.

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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