Election News
District 3 candidates prepare for four-way slugfest
The new District 3 on the Fulton County commission has drawn four Republicans to compete for the seat, a contest to be decided in the May 20 primary as no Democrat qualified for the race. Lee Morri...
April 22, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eaves, Pitts square off for District 7
The May 20 Democratic primary will decide whether Fulton County Chair John Eaves or At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts will face Republican challenger Earl Cooper in November for the District 7 at-la...
April 15, 2014 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission race heats up in south Fulton
The race for the new Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 and 7 drew attendees to a Voter Empowerment Collaborative candidate forum last month in Fairburn. In the newly created District ...
April 09, 2014 11:27 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 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 | 32 32 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 | 27 27 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 | 26 26 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 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton candidates throw hats into ring
All Fulton County commissioners have announced their candidacy for the May 20 primary, with the exception of Tom Lowe, who retired from politics earlier this year, but some will face each other. Di...
March 11, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton legislative delegation re-ups for another term
Almost the entire south Fulton delegation of state senators and representatives announced reelection plans by filing their qualifying paperwork with the secretary of state. They are District 35 Sta...
March 07, 2014 05:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton shakeup: county commission candidates throw hats into ring
Updated March 7 with Cory Ruth, Marvin Arrington Jr. All of the Fulton County commissioners have thrown their hats in the ring for the May 20 primary, with the exception of Tom Lowe, who earlier th...
March 06, 2014 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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New mayor, city council for East Point after runoffs
After last week’s nonpartisan city runoff elections, five newly elected officials will take their places at East Point’s Jan. 6 city council meeting. Attorney and local business owner Jannquell Pet...
December 10, 2013 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point welcomes new mayor after runoff election
After last night’s runoff election, East Point will welcome a new mayor. Attorney and local business owner Jannquell Peters won the election with 2,071 of the 2,908 votes cast, about 71 percent of ...
December 04, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point, College Park runoffs Tuesday
The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections will conduct runoff elections Dec. 3 for the city of East Point mayor and city council wards A and D elections. The county will have early...
November 26, 2013 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton elections result in turnovers, runoffs
The ballots have been counted and election results are in for south Fulton. East Point residents unseated Mayor Earnestine Pittman, who came third in the four-way race for mayor. Her running mate A...
November 13, 2013 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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