Two legislative candidates ruled ineligible
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ruled that two candidates for Georgia’s General Assembly are ineligible for the ballot.
GOP rivals debate their votes for Democrats
Two Georgia Republicans competing for a shot at reclaiming a seat in Congress for the GOP both have to explain why they voted for Democrats in past elections.
Feds sue Georgia over Aug. 21 runoff election
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia and its chief election official for allegedly not giving enough time to military service members, their families and citizens living overseas to return absentee ballots for the Aug. 21 federal primary runoff election.
Candidates embrace $100 gift cap for lobbyists
Dozens of legislative candidates in the July 31 primary have embraced the $100 cap on lobbyist gifts being pushed at the Gold Dome, but the measure does not yet have enough steam to pass a House chamber reluctant to rein in limits on lobbyists.
Abortion surfaces as runoff issue for lawmaker
A Georgia lawmaker who led the effort to tighten abortion restrictions in the state faces a primary challenge from a Republican lawyer who says the new law intrudes on decisions that she says are better left to women and doctors.
President Obama back in Atlanta for fundraiser
President Barack Obama will return to Georgia next month for a fundraiser at a downtown Atlanta hotel.
Qualifying opens next week for state offices
Political and non-partisan candidates hoping to get elected this year will be qualifying next week.
State Sen. George Hooks won’t seek another term
State Sen. George Hooks will not seek a 17th term in the Georgia legislature.
APNewsBreak: Chamber to run congressional ads
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads in Florida, Missouri, Hawaii and Ohio as Democrats struggle to hold Senate seats and their slim majority. The Republican-friendly lobbying group is also targeting 17 House races from New York to Minnesota.
Newt Gingrich wins Georgia Republican primary
ATLANTA (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich claimed a decisive victory in the Georgia Republican primary Tuesday, a desperately needed win in his former home state as he looks to make another comeback in the GOP presidential race.
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