Articles from the Elections section archive

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Poll: Ga. Senate, governor races tied

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters will get plenty of opportunity to exercise their ballot finger according to a poll released today showing the elections for governor and senator heading to separate runoffs.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Graham not participating in debate with opponents

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has turned down an invitation to debate two of his challengers later this month on South Carolina Educational Television.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Nunn is more than a supportive father in Georgia race

ALBANY, Ga. - It's nothing new for a Nunn to be on the ballot in Georgia, but a casual voter might be forgiven for not knowing which one is running this year.
By Bill Barrow

Barrow, Allen debate issues, tout talents

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen squared off Saturday in their only scheduled Augusta-area debate.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Barrow touts his bipartisan ranking

Rep. John Barrow responded Friday to recent Republican attacks that he votes with President Obama 85 percent of the time by flashing his "badge of honor:" a ranking calling the Democrat Congress' ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday voting to be discussed

Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said Sunday voting is available for the first time in Georgia for the general election Nov. 4, and several counties, including Fulton, DeKalb, ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Making a penny count

By Jon-Michael Sullivan

SC's newest third party launches ballot initiative

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's newest political party on Thursday proposed changing the state constitution to allow voters to recall politicians who break the law or act in ways that reflect poorly ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Barrow-Allen debate moved to Evans Government Complex

Democratic incumbent John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen will face off Saturday as scheduled, but there has been a change in venue for the 12th Congressional District's only scheduled ...

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

TV ads spark controversy in House race

Cries by each party to remove deceitful campaign commercials started last week, when Rick Allen's staff claimed Rep. John Barrow and his insider friends in Washington got "caught red-handed" ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Candidates for Ga. governor spar over jobless rate

ATLANTA - An uptick in Georgia's unemployment rate overtook education as the top issue in the governor's race Thursday.
By Kathleen Foody

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Voting by mail begins in Nov. 4 election

Voting by mail got under way this week six weeks ahead of Election Day Nov. 4.
By Susan McCord

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Gov. Deal, Democrat Carter duel over education

ATLANTA - A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious over public education.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Ervin's call for DSS session called unrealistic

COLUMBIA - Independent candidate Tom Ervin asked the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to take the DSS from under Gov. Nikki Haley.

Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

ATLANTA - The candidates hoping to lead Georgia's education agency agreed that students are tested too often, but Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods shared different strategies ...
By Kathleen Foody

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Poll shows Perdue building lead

The governor's race remains tight but David Perdue now has a 10-point lead in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll released Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Ervin could make difference in gubernatorial race

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a governor's race otherwise viewed as a 2010 rematch, former judge and legislator Tom Ervin is looking to shake things up.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Business group, Augusta business endorse Deal

The National Federation of Independent Businesses announced its endorsement of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal during a news conference at Smith Tire Co. in Augusta on Friday.
By Mike Adams

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

McMaster should resign from private club, Sellers says

COLUMBIA - The Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor challenged Republican opponent Henry McMaster on Thursday to permanently renounce his membership from a historically all-white country club.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Carter's education plan may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

ATLANTA - Jason Carter's campaign for governor rests on his plan to boost spending for public schools without a tax increase, but experts say it's not so simple.
By Walter C. Jones

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Columbia County sample ballot

The general election is Nov. 4.

Richmond County sample ballot

The general election is Nov. 4.

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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