NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.
By Bruce Smith

Ervin's call for DSS session called unrealistic

COLUMBIA - Independent candidate Tom Ervin asked the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to take the DSS from under Gov. Nikki Haley.

Projection favors Allen over Barrow

Despite winning five consecutive terms in the House, a recent electoral projection suggests Rep. John Bar­row’s luck will run out in the 12th Congressional District this year.
By Wesley Brown

Poll shows Perdue building lead

The governor's race remains tight but David Perdue now has a 10-point lead in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll released Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Ervin could make difference in gubernatorial race

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a governor's race otherwise viewed as a 2010 rematch, former judge and legislator Tom Ervin is looking to shake things up.
By Seanna Adcox

McMaster should resign from private club, Sellers says

COLUMBIA - The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor challenged Republican opponent Henry McMaster on Thursday to permanently renounce his membership from a historically all-white country club.
By Seanna Adcox

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 open Senate seat.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Democrats threaten statewide shift

AIKEN - This year's elections give Democrats in South Carolina a rare opportunity to flip the state's leadership away from the Republican Party.
By Jeffrey Collins

Isakson chides candidate Nunn

ATLANTA -- Sen. Johnny Isakson needled Michelle Nunn a little Tuesday about her hints that she might not support Sen. Harry Reid for majority leader.
By Walter C. Jones

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

Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim at the same target: President Obama.
By Russ Bynum

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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