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Can Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff Top Mississippi's?

John A. Tures | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Just as Mississippi provided a thrilling GOP Senate primary runoff that still doesn't seem to be over, Georgia is giving political pundits more excitement this summer.

Why Bob Barr Matters

Richard Feldman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

On Tuesday, July 22nd Georgia holds a run-off election to the May primary. National attention is focused on the Senate race between Cong. Jack Kingst...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Urges Fellow Dems To Reach Out To Minorities

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Atlanta's popular African American mayor, Kasim Reed, has a message for two fellow Democrats seeking higher office in Georgia: if they want to win, th...

Senate Candidate Asks GOP Opponents To Sign Pledge Limiting Outside Spending

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn is joining the club of candidates who have proposed pledges to limit outside spending in their competi...

GOP Senate Candidate Has Ties To Company That Supported Cap And Trade

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate may be forced to defend his ties to a utility company that supported a cap-and-trade system, after President Barack Obam...

GOP Hits Dem Gubernatorial Candidate For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Republicans looking to boost one of their incumbents, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are making a calculation that they can tarnish his Democratic opponent...

Defeated GOP Senate Candidate To Endorse Her Former Rival

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will endorse one of her former Senate Republican primary rivals as the race heads to a runoff. Hand...

What Do Georgia And Hawaii Have In Common? A Congressional Candidate

Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Allan Levene is bringing the term "carpetbagger" into the 21st century. Earlier this year, the 64-year-old Georgia Republican was running for Cong...

Democrat Raises Huge Haul In Red State Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million ...

GOP Senate Candidate Gets A Call From Obama In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican running in Georgia's seven-way Senate primary released Friday an ad featuring a fake phone call from President Barack...

GOP Senate Candidate Criticizes Primary Challenger For Being Just A High School Grad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate and former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue (R) doesn't think much of his competition for the Republican nomination to ...

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

Samantha Lachman

Dozens Arrested In 'Moral Monday' Protest In Atlanta

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Thirty-nine people were arrested at the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta Tuesday as a coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner urge...

'Moral Monday' Group Plans Protest At Georgia State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

A coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner is planning to protest legislation at the Georgia state legislature in Atlanta on Tuesda...

Broun Has Double-Digit Lead In Latest GOP Senate Primary Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) -- the Senate candidate who has raffled off assault weapons, backed impeaching President Barack Obama, said Democrats need "il...

David Perdue Portrays GOP Primary Opponents As Crying Babies In Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

If Georgia Senate candidate and former Dollar General and Reebok CEO David Perdue (R) was aiming to set himself apart from a crowded field running for...

The Next State To Turn Blue?

The Washington Post | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

The two major parties here don’t agree on many things. One of them is that it is only a matter of time before Georgia goes from being a Republican s...

John Celock

State Legislators: 'Shut Down The Shutdown'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling Congress "childish," a group of 100 women state legislators asked lawmakers Monday to "shut down the shutdown." Members of th...

New State Law Will Ban Lawmakers From Getting Big Perk

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — One college football tradition in Georgia will soon disappear: Letting politicians into the stadium for free. A new law taking effect...

GOP Gov, Dem Mayor Forge Rare Partnership

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — As the last few minutes of Georgia's busy legislative session ticked off the clock, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was hanging out with Gov....

Outrageous Billboard Points Immigrants Toward South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.18.2013 | Latino Voices

This Georgia group has a message for immigrants: Check out our neighbor! A billboard in Georgia’s Cherokee County encourages undocumented immigr...

John Celock

GOP Fighting Kills Sweeping Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Republican infighting over whether or not to allow guns on Georgia's college campuses ultimately killed sweeping gun legislation in the state Thursday...

John Celock

States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Georgia House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass legislation that would permit guns on college campuses, church...

John Celock

GOP Congressman Backs Ending Century-Long Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Georgia who want to cease direct elections of United States senators apparently have an ally in one of the state's Rep...