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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Nunn attacks Perdue in debate

ATLANTA -- Michelle Nunn was less than halfway through her opening remarks in Thursday's Senate debate when she began attacking David Perdue.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Georgia Democrats, Republicans reach out to voters

Close decisions in the primary runoffs for legislative and state schools superintendent races showed how just a few voters can change the outcome.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

ATLANTA ­- Disagreements about Georgia's use of the multistate Common Core standards were the biggest differences when the candidates met for their first debate.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Poll: Deal and Carter tied, Perdue on top

The governor's race is essentially tied, and the Senate contest has Republican David Perdue ahead, according to a survey released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Animals entering political ads

WASHINGTON - It's a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ...
By David Espo

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Carter calls technical school 'innovative' after tour

Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter toured the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School Wednesday, visiting the Augusta area school to see how "innovation" can be ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Barrow eases into fall campaign

ATLANTA -- Rep. John Barrow's campaign for another term in Congress hasn't been very visible in Georgia's 12th District that's anchored by Augusta.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nunn pokes fun at her campaign leak

ATLANTA -- Michelle Nunn is joking about a leaked campaign memo that is providing ample ammunition for her political opponents.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Few local races on Nov. 4 ballot

Federal and state races will dominate the Nov. 4 ballot after Augusta voters did most of their local decision-making in the May 20 partisan primary and nonpartisan election.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kingston's loss means less clout for state

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. Jack Kingston's Senate runoff defeat lessens Georgia's political experience in Washington.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GOP works to avert Senate upset

ATHENS, Ga. - Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Obama and questioning her resume ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Workers enjoy social part of 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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hasan tops Finnegan in commission race

In a heated runoff to represent District 6 on the Augusta Commission, newspaper publisher Ben Hasan was victorious, pulling in 52.43 percent, to Bob Finnegan's 47.57 percent.
By Susan McCord

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 partially settled with Tuesday's primary runoff election.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination.

Jones tallies 61 percent of vote, defeats Johnson

Crediting his win on the community's desire for change in politics, attorney Harold Jones swept the state Senate District 22 runoff race for a seat in the Georgia legislature.
By Tracey McManus

Jones, Hasan take wins in Richmond County

Two-term Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson conceded the 22nd District state Senate race to Harold V. Jones II. Ben Hasan won a runoff victory against Bob Finnegan.

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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