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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

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

Lieutenant governor candidates debate experience, vision

COLUMBIA - The candidates vying to be South Caro­lina's last elected lieutenant governor traded barbs in their only debate over who has the right experience and vision.
By Seanna Adcox

Harrell's name to stay on ballot

The state Election Commission said the contest will go forward with former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell's name on the ballot, though he could not be the winner.

Graham, challenger Hutto congenial at Senate forum

COLUMBIA - Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Brad Hutto disagreed, but did so politely as they met for the first time.
By Jeffrey Collins

Barrow casts vote early to rally district

U.S. Rep. John Barrow voted early for his re-election to a sixth consecutive term in the House, but unlike his opponent, Republican Rick Allen, the Augusta Democrat declined predicting victory on ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Barrow, Allen, distance themselves from negative ads

ATLANTA - Rick Allen and Rep. John Barrow said during a televised debate Sunday that they're not pleased with the negative ads any more than voters are, but they stopped short of disowning any put ...
By Walter C. Jones

Jobs, Obama dominate debate between Perdue, Nunn

Democrat Michelle Nunn, Republican David Perdue and Libertarian Amanda Swafford seemed to talk less about each other in the debate organized by the Atlanta Press Club and more about President ...
By Walter C. Jones

Candidates face off in tense Georgia governor's debate

ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy. 
By Kathleen Foody

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Carter offers biggest difference between candidates in decades

ATLANTA - Jason Carter's candidacy gives Georgia voters the starkest differences between major-party candidates for governor in decades.
By Walter C. Jones

Deal says his performance merits re-election

ATLANTA - Governors facing re-election recognize it comes down to a referendum on how they did in the first term, and Nathan Deal points to his economic-development track record as reason to renew ...
By Walter C. Jones

Hunt offers alternative to veteran politicians in governor's race

ATLANTA - The barrage of negative advertisements about Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter is helping Libertarian Andrew Hunt make his case for a third alternative in the governor's race.
By Walter C. Jones

Augusta's grip on LBJ apparently hurt

Lyndon Johnson, one of the physically largest presidents in American history, who grew up in the rough Texas Hill Country and still loved to ranch and ride, had a soft spot.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Looking back on LBJ visit 50 years ago

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson came to Augusta for a campaign speech and was jeered by the crowd.
By Bill Kirby

Turnout expected to increase with weekend voting

Friday was the busiest day so far for early voting in the Nov. 4 general election but Augusta-Richmond County’s elections director expects things to pick up with seven straight days of voting ...
By Susan McCord

Voters weigh ideology, compromise with Perdue, Nunn

McDONOUGH, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of ...
By Christina A. Cassidy

Barrow unfazed by Republican attacks

Rep. John Barrow says he still meets people on the campaign trail who admit they’ve never voted for a Democrat, but will break tradition because of his tendency to put Georgia’s 12th Congressional ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Allen targets overregulation in congressional campaign

If elected Nov. 4, Allen plans to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act; eliminate unnecessary regulation burdening farmers; and allow local banks and small businesses to say what practices are ...
By Wesley Brown

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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