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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Nunn says government should solve problems

ATLANTA — A frequent topic in Michelle Nunn’s stump speech illustrates how her political philosophy differs from her Senate opponent, David Perdue.
By Walter C. Jones

3 keys to victory in Georgia Senate race

As Georgia's tight race for U.S. Senate barrels toward Election Day, three areas are key to whether Michelle Nunn or David Perdue win or end up in a Jan. 6 runoff.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Perdue wants to bring a CEO's perspective to the Senate

ATLANTA - From start to finish, David Perdue's campaign has been primarily about applying his perspective as a former corporate head to reining in the federal budget.
By Walter C. Jones

Candidates crisscross state in final get-out-the-vote push

GREENWOOD, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, are traveling different parts of the state Saturday in a final get-out-the-vote push.
By Seanna Adcox

Deal rallies supporters with Christie while Carter swings through south Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The candidates for Georgia governor campaigned in separate areas of the state on Saturday, counting on support from big names in a final push to Tuesday's election.
By Kathleen Foody

Swafford only candidate in race with experience

ATLANTA - Of the three candidates running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia this fall, only one has ever held public office, Amanda Swafford.
By Walter C. Jones

Political newcomer, incumbent in House 125 race

Political newcomer W.P. 'Pat' Garrett is challenging Democratic incumbent Rep. Earnest Smith for the Georgia House District 125 seat.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Court orders election for Harrell's seat to continue

COLUMBIA - The general election to fill former House Speaker Bobby Harrell's seat will continue Tuesday while the Supreme Court considers whether state election commissioners properly called for a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Deal, Carter, Nunn, Perdue make closing pitches

ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.
By Bill Barrow

Graham says his remark about helping white men was joke

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's remark at a private, all-male dinner about mainly helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context, his campaign said Thursday.
By Jeffrey Collins

Retired teacher challenges Jackson for state Senate seat

Retired Hart County educator Brenda Jor­dan isn't afraid to take on seasoned Columbia County legislator Bill Jackson Sr. for the Georgia Senate District 24 post.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Obama in the final days of his campaign against ...
By Kathleen Foody

Stone, Evans on the road in busy District 23 race

Two-term Republican Jesse C. Stone and Democratic activist Diane Evans might be two of the busier individuals criss-crossing District 23 in pursuit of the state Senate seat.
By Susan McCord

Romney campaigns in Augusta

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a crowd of about 300 people in Augusta on Wednesday that the key to helping the middle class, creating jobs and solving poverty is to vote ...
By Tracey McManus

GOP seeks delay on Harrell seat election

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The state Election Commission will meet Thursday to consider a request by Republicans to delay the election for former Speaker Bobby Harrell's Charleston-area House seat.
By Bruce Smith

ROAR rally encourages citizens to embrace responsibility

"Let me hear you roar," William S. Morris III told a crowd of more than 400 gathered Tuesday for the inaugural ROAR: Renaissance of American Responsibility rally.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Independent ends run for governor, endorses Sheheen

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Independent candidate Tom Ervin ended his campaign for governor and endorsed Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
By Jeffrey Collins

Judge declines to act on Georgia voting dispute

ATLANTA - Days before the midterm elections, a state judge declined to act in a dispute over 56,000 voter registration applications in a politically charged state.
By Bill Barrow

Scott, challengers tackle issues in Senate debate

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott shared a debate stage with his opponents for the first time, discussing a range of issues from the power of incumbency to foreign affairs.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Georgia's Michelle Nunn turns to civil rights icon

DECATUR, Ga. - Michelle Nunn's difficult political balancing act as she seeks Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat was on full display at a rally Monday alongside civil rights icon John Lewis.
By Bill Barrow

LBJ's unfortunate Augusta visit

President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident about his campaign stop in Augusta 50 years ago this week. Then he was heckled. 

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