Election News
Most candidates wait until last day to file disclosure reports
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:40 P.M. WITH JEFF ABEL'S REPORT INFO) Most of the local contested candidates running in the May 20 primary election waited until the last day to file first quarter campaign di...
April 15, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadwell, Ellis spar for newly created Fulton County Commission seat
Whoever wins the May 20 primary election for the newly drawn Fulton County commission District 2 will wind up seated at commission meetings come January because there is no Democrat in the race. Th...
April 03, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barr leads in District 11 U.S. House poll
(UPDATED SUNDAY AT 12:20 P.M. WITH ADDITIONAL OPINION RATINGS POLL INFORMATION) In a new poll regarding the District 11 U.S. House candidates in the May 20 primary election, Bob Barr leads the six ...
March 28, 2014 09:46 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate qualifying ends slowly
(UPDATED MONDAY AT 9:44 A.M. WITH CORRECT PARTY AFFILIATION FOR DISTRICT 7 FULTON COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATE EARL COOPER) After starting with a flourish Monday, qualifying for the May 20 Democrati...
March 07, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secretary of State pushes for March 1 presidential primary
In response to a push to shorten the primary calendar for candidates seeking the nomination in the 2016 presidential election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Wednesday he is proposing a Ma...
February 19, 2014 06:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate hopeful Perdue weighs in on hot-button issues
Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue, a Republican hoping to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, weighed in on such topics as Common Core, medical marijuana, abortion, the national debt a...
February 17, 2014 07:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lowe announces retirement from board of commissioners
Ten-term District 4 Fulton County Commissioner Tom Lowe, who represents Buckhead, Sandy Springs and part of Roswell, announced Wednesday at the board of commissioners’ meeting he will not seek reel...
February 06, 2014 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill approved to sync federal, municipal elections
Last week the House and Senate each approved House Bill 310, which will allow all Georgia municipal elections to take place at the same time as the federal ones, which were moved up to allow milita...
January 20, 2014 08:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lowe undecided on re-election bid
Despite rumors he is retiring at the end of this year, District 4 Fulton County Commissioner Tom Lowe said he has still not decided whether or not he will run for re-election. Lowe, in his 10th ter...
January 13, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney general’s office to take over Fulton elections investigation
The Georgia Attorney General’s Office will be taking over the State Election Board’s investigation into Fulton County’s handling of the 2012 elections. Lauren Kane, a spokeswoman for the attorney g...
December 19, 2013 04:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bozarth running for District 54 House seat
Ethics watchdog Bill Bozarth, a Buckhead resident, has announced his candidacy for the District 54 State House seat. Bozarth, who served as executive director of the watchdog group Common Cause Geo...
December 10, 2013 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Bauman, Brown, Esteves win local runoffs
(UPDATED AT 11:50 A.M. FRIDAY WITH JASON ESTEVES' QUOTES) Andy Bauman, Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Jason Esteves won the three local races in Tuesday’s nonpartisan city runoff elections in Buckhead a...
December 03, 2013 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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