Santorum says American workers are key

AIKEN — Rick Santorum says the experience of running for president in 2012 has him more at ease on the campaign trail these days, but it hasn’t dampened his message.
By Mike Rosier

Santorum says American workers are key

AIKEN — Rick Santorum says the experience of running for president in 2012 has him more at ease on the campaign trail these days, but it hasn’t dampened his message.
By Mike Rosier

District 122 House seat special election set for Nov. 3

A special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the resignation of Ben Harbin will be set for Nov. 3, Gov. Nathan Deal’s spokewoman Jen Talaber said Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Bush is "happy warrior" against national pessimism

AIKEN — Jeb Bush says he’s not an angry candidate. Far from it, in fact. He says he represents a more positive option for voters as a “happy warrior” who refuses to bend the knee to pessimism.
By Mike Rosier

Aiken County a popular stop for GOP candidates

Once again, Aiken County is a hot bed for Republican presidential campaign stops. Some candidates hoping to win the GOP nomination have already made visits to Aiken, and more will likely make a visit.
By Meg Mirshak

Candidate announces bid for House 122

Joe Mullins, a developer and entertainment promoter, officially tossed his hat into the ring to compete for the state House District 122 seat recently vacated by Ben Harbin.
By Steve Crawford

Columbia County Commissioner Taylor submits his resignation

Columbia County's District 3 Commissioner Mack Taylor last day in office will be July 21, according to his letter of resignation submitted Tuesday. He is pursuing the vacant State House District 122 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Bush coming to Aiken

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will is scheduled to appear in Aiken for a town hall meeting on July 22 from 12:30-1:30 at Newberry Hall in Aiken.

Frank Spears enters Columbia County race

Frank Spears announced Sunday that he is entering the race for the District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission.
By Doug Stutsman

More candidates for House District 122 seat

The field of candidates seeking to fill the Georgia House seat vacated this week by former State Rep. Ben Harbin got a lot more crowded Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

With a presidential primary almost eight months away, metro Augusta is already receiving visits from Re­pub­li­can hopefuls.
By Susan McCord

Articles from the Elections section archive

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Isakson kicks off re-election bid

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Early voting begins next week for runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Barrow leaves Augusta for Athens

After losing his seat in the U.S. House, Rep. John Barrow is selling his Augusta home.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Republicans consolidate rule in the South

ATLANTA - With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Allen pledges to focus on economy

Congressman-elect Rick Allen said he plans to place a picture of his grandchildren on his new desk in Washington to remind him of his main goal in Congress – working to reduce the $483 billion ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Deal celebrates win, lays out second-term priorities

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that his second term will include a deliberate approach to reviewing how Georgia funds K-12 schools, one day after defeating Democrat Jason Carter.
By Kathleen Foody

'National wave election' cited in Barrow defeat

Election returns show Barrow's hold on the 12th District softened by six to 10 points in counties he either won outright or at least achieved a near-even split in 2012, including Richmond, which ...
By Wesley Brown

Analysis: How GOP won Ga.

ATLANTA -- Georgia remains among the reddest of the red states despite a series of polls and expert commentaries suggesting that demographic shifts had made Democrats competitive.
By Walter C. Jones

Groups question elections officials after hassles at polls

ATLANTA - State and national civil rights groups say issues some voters faced when they went to the polls Tuesday reinforced their skepticism toward Georgia elections officials and voter ...

Derryberry, Taylor headed to runoff in District 3 race

A Martinez businessman and a former assistant district attorney are headed for a Dec. 2 runoff election for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Morris retains Columbia County seat

Veteran Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris retained his seat for another four years in Tuesday's election.
By Valerie Rowell

McDowell wins Grovetown race

Renee McDowell will fill the unexpired term of Councilman Dale Stoddard, who died June 16.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Hannah wins school seat by big margin

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles and gained the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by more than 2,000 votes.
By Sean Gruber

Perdue bests Nunn in Senate contest

ATLANTA --David Perdue captured a majority to win Georgia's Senate seat Tuesday, keeping it in Republican hands and adding to his party's power in the U.S. Senate.
By Walter Jones

Deal coasts to election victory

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan soundly defeated Democratic challenger Jason Carter who was considered a rising star on a path to follow his grandfather to national office.
By Walter Jones

2014 Election Night Updates

Come back to this story all night for the latest updates on the 2014 Election. 

Election begins; voting steady

Voting has been steady so far this morning, local voting managers say.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Not many surprises expected in South Carolina elections

COLUMBIA - No Democrat has beaten an incumbent Republican in a statewide or congressional race since 1998. It will also be the first statewide general election under South Carolina's new voter ID law.
By Jeffrey Collins

Resident helped more than 9,000 register to vote

Shirley Woodley, 65, has registered more than 9,000 people in Richmond County between 2008 and 2012 and more since then.
By Tracey McManus

Deal, Perdue visit Augusta during state tour

Georgia gubernatorial incumbent Nathan Deal's and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue's met supporters during a campaign stop at Daniel Field.
By Sean Gruber

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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Ohio truck wreck kills Aiken man, 3 thoroughbred horses

LAKE MILTON, Ohio - Travelers on a northeast Ohio highway say they found themselves acting as wranglers and makeshift veterinarians after a trailer crash killed an Aiken man and three horses.
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