Articles from the Georgia National section archive

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.

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Republican hopefuls share plan

Republican candidates gathered Thursday morning to discuss jobs, but mostly the importance of turning the state red.
By Bianca Cain

Democrats rally Augusta voters

Urging Democratic voters to go to bed early and get up with the rooster to remind friends and family to get out and vote, Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond returned Thursday to Augusta to rally ...
By Susan McCord

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Isakson's safety depends on perspective

As Washington incumbents across the country quake before voter insurrections, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is sitting pretty -- if you believe the pundits and the polls.
By Ariel Hartahart

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Clinton campaigns for Senate hopeful

ATLANTA --- Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening for Senate candidate Mike Thurmond, saying Democrats can win in November.

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...