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Monday, July 7, 2014

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

South Carolina voters return to polls today

Voters will return to the polls to pick their parties' choice to be South Carolina's education superintendent, while Republicans will also pick their lieutenant governor nominee.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 19, 2014

School funding not political, Deal says

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal denied Thursday he boosted education spending in the new state budget to win votes in his re-election as Sen. Jason Carter charges.
By Walter C. Jones

Look out, Georgians, here come attack ads

ATLANTA -- A new batch of ads attacking both of the Senate Republican candidates are on the air, living up to predictions that the runoff would be heated and negative.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Endorsements for Ga. school hopefuls

ATLANTA -- The Democratic and Republican candidates who led the May 20 primaries for state superintendent of schools announced this week they have garnered a growing list of endorsements.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, June 12, 2014

McKinney ends lieutenant governor's campaign

COLUMBIA - Lieutenant governor candidate Pat McKinney dropped out of the race Thursday, leaving Mike Campbell to advance to the GOP primary runoff.
By Seanna Adcox

Kingston releases tax info ahead of Ga. Sen runoff

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston this week released five years of his federal tax returns, with just over a month to go before his July 22 runoff for Georgia's open Senate seat.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Poll: Kingston leads Perdue by 11 points

Jack Kingston has an 11-point lead over David Perdue in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday by InsiderAdvantage.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

COLUMBIA - Having handily beaten his GOP challenger, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is now poised to focus on his general election campaign, one that will likely make history.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Graham, Scott easily take GOP primaries

Focus on Graham, constitutional offices in voters go to polls in SC primary.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Georgia candidates react to Obama's emission plan

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is keeping her distance from the plan, while both Republicans in the race have said the regulations are too burdensome.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gingrey endorses Kingston for Senate

MARIETTA -- They may have been rivals for the Republican Senate nomination, but Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston remained friends, the two congressmen said Wednesday in a press conference they are ...
By Walter C. Jones

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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