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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Carter continues ethics attack on Deal

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter continued his attack on Nathan Deal's ethics Wednesday after greeting convention goers at a CME convention at Paine College.
By Susan McCord

Perdue campaign swings through Evans

David Perdue rolled into Evans on Wednesday afternoon in a navy blue RV emblazoned with “the Outsider” in bold white letters.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nunn to report $3.45 million in contributions

CLARKSTON, Ga. - The campaign of Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised about $3.45 million in the past three months, outpacing two potential GOP opponents.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Democratic nominee seeks investigation into governor's office for intimidation allegations to derail 2010 campaign probe

ATLANTA -- Jason Carter called for an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal's office at a press conference Tuesday.
By Erica Techo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Advance voting expands this week

Richmond County advanced voting has expanded to three additional locations through the remainder of the early voting period.

Kingston, Perdue on the attack

ATLANTA -- The candidates in the Republican Senate runoff sprinted out their final debate Sunday by blasting each other over ethics and the Savannah port.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Perdue touts business record in Georgia Senate bid

ATLANTA - David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he's best positioned to tackle the nation's debt.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, July 11, 2014

Georgia candidates will debate on public TV

ATLANTA -- Republican Senate hopefuls Jack Kingston and David Perdue pitch to voters in their own words -- and challenge each other -- in a televised debate Sunday.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Poll finds Ga. Senate race tied

NEWNAN, Ga. -- David Perdue has effectively erased the lead Jack Kingston had enjoyed in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Contributions pour in prior to District 6 runoff

Newspaper publisher Ben Hasan led the May 20 election and out-raised second-place finisher Bob Finnegan in the latest campaign financial reports.
By Susan McCord

Monday, July 7, 2014

Perdue embraces role as political outsider

ATLANTA -- Tapping into widespread disapproval of Congress, David Perdue campaigns as a candidate from the outside with fresh ideas and perspective.
By Walter C. Jones

Kingston continues political climb

Jack Kingston won a seat in the state House of Representatives for Savannah in 1984. Six years later he was the first Republican to hold the 1st District congressional seat since Reconstruction.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO Da­vid Perdue discuss the academic standards that have prompted concerns over federal intrusion.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Senate District 22 candidates tout differences

Corey Johnson and Harold Jones have built their platforms on similar issues, such as restoring education funding and spurring economic growth. But each say their backgrounds and experience set ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, July 4, 2014

District 6 runoff could change face of commission

In a closely watched race, local activist Ben Hasan faces former Rich­mond County Re­pub­­lican Chairman Bob Finne­gan in the July 22 runoff to represent District 6 on the ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Turnout light so far in advance voting

Early voter turnout for July 22 runoffs has been slow so far but may pick up after voters return from July 4 vacations, say election officials.
By Susan McCord

Friday, June 27, 2014

Carter's request for new Deal probe declined

ATLANTA - Attorney General Sam Olens declined a request by state Sen. Jason Carter to appoint an independent investigator to review ethics complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal shows gain in poll over GOP opponents Jason Carter, Andrew Hunt

ATLANTA -- Nathan Deal has gained breathing room between him and challengers Jason Carter and Andrew Hunt, according to a poll released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Early voting starts today

Richmond County Board of Elections will conduct early voting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 3, at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - Voters chose former Attorney General Henry McMaster to be the Republican choice for lieutenant governor and picked both parties' nominees for education superintendent.
By Seanna Adcox

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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