Articles from the Georgia National section archive

Friday, July 20, 2012

Allen wants to take success to D.C.

Rick Allen is a successful man who wants his next success to be in representing Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sheffield hopes to surprise in race

Maria Sheffield, the only woman and only Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional District seat from outside the Augusta area, nearly won the GOP nomination for state insurance commissioner ...
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 8, 2012

McLeod touts personal service

Attorney and former Navy pilot Wright McLeod says he is running for Congress because he wants to serve his country again.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, June 30, 2012

12th District hopefuls square off

Trading only a few jabs before a conservative audience in Evans, four Republicans seeking to take on 12th District U.S. Rep. John Barrow in November tried to distinguish themselves Saturday.
By Susan McCord

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

Monday, March 12, 2012

4 candidates make case for seat

The four Republicans seeking to unseat Georgia's 12th District congressman, Democrat John Barrow, had the floor Monday in a forum sponsored by the West Augusta Alliance.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Santorum emphasizes social values

LIMA, Ohio - Rick Santorum sees an America in need of more than economic recovery, warning Saturday that the nation's inattention to conservative social values is "damning people.

Super Tuesday could change race

The GOP campaign arrives at a key moment Tuesday, with contests that should provide clues as to whether anybody can prevent Romney from winning the nomination.
By Dan Balz

Georgia critical for Gingrich

ATLANTA - Newt Gingrich's political career is coming full circle: The state that nourished his rise to House speaker could strike a fatal blow to his presidential ambitions.

Romney turns to small donors

WASHINGTON - After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy.
By Matea Gold and Melanie Mason

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Congressional candidates speak

Four Republicans, three from the Augusta area, touted their conservative values and supportive spouses at a Valentine's Day meeting of the Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Barrow's GOP challengers to speak today

Four candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the 12th Congressional District are speaking today in Augusta.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Early primary voting begins Monday

The so-called Super Tuesday presidential preference primary isn't until March 6, but early voting for the primary begins Monday in Richmond County.
By Steve Crawford

Gingrich leads latest Ga. poll

ATLANTA - Former congressman Newt Gingrich is leading among voters in the state he represented for two decades, and ex-Sen. Rick Santorum is second in a poll released Friday.
By Walter Jones

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Local hopefuls report fundraising

Knowing a win won't come cheap, the campaigns for three Republicans seeking to unseat 12th District Democratic Congressman John Barrow reported raising amounts already hitting six figures.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Phone records show repeated calls from Cain accuser

ATLANTA -- Just days before coming forward with allegations of an affair, Ginger White was repeatedly contacting candidate Herman Cain.

Georgia's GOP senators worry about payroll tax plan

Although millions of people across the nation would get the benefit of extending the temporary cut in federal payroll taxes, a Georgia lawmaker said he has concerns about cost.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, July 30, 2011

GOP may alter Barrow district

Georgia lawmakers are said to be considering remapping Democrat Congressman John Barrow's home into a Republican-leaning district.  
By Larry Peterson

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Civil Rights icon faces challenge

ATLANTA --- As if 25 years in Congress isn't enough to make a person unbeatable, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson has stepped down to try to unseat John Lewis.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Update: GOP gains 1 Georgia seat in U.S. House

ATLANTA — The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat today, leaving Rep. Jim Marshall the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress.
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