Election-State

Election-State
  • Pennington brings on experienced campaign manager

    In 2010, Robert Bentley defied the polls and surprised political analysts by winning the Republican nomination for governor in Alabama, triumphing over several better known and better financed candidates. Bentley would go on to become governor.

    October 10, 2013 4 Stories

  • Snider to challenge House Speaker Ralston for District 7 seat

    As a former state high school wrestling champ and coach of 11 state wrestling championship teams at Gilmer High, Sam Snider realizes he’s now in for the fight of his life.

    September 25, 2013

  • Kingston says Republican Senate primary will be very focused

    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, calls the federal Affordable Care Act a “train wreck waiting to happen.”
    “Business, especially businesses with 50 to 200 employees, don’t know exactly what is expected of them and how to comply with it. They are very apprehensive,” he said. “Just when we need them to be taking risks and expanding and creating jobs, they have this enormous uncertainty that’s weighing them down.”

    May 4, 2013

  • Congressman Broun says he is running for Senate

    The worst-kept secret in Georgia politics is official: Rep. Paul Broun is running for the U.S. Senate.

    February 7, 2013

  • Republicans win in 3 special elections

    Republicans were victorious in all three special elections for seats in the state House and Senate.

    February 6, 2013

  • Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Athens

    Election officials in Athens-Clarke County say Charles Darwin received nearly 4,000 write-in votes after a Georgia congressman denounced evolution and other scientific theories as “lies straight from the pits of hell.”

    November 8, 2012

  • Charter school amendment on its way to approval

    Whitfield County Schools Superintendent Danny Hayes said Tuesday night he expects lawsuits in the wake of the passage of an amendment to the state constitution that will create a state commission that can approve charter schools.

    November 7, 2012

  • Meadows wins re-election

    John Meadows says he’s glad voters in state House of Representatives District 5 decided to send him to Atlanta again to represent them in the General Assembly.

    November 7, 2012

  • Georgia voters OK charter schools amendment

    Georgians have approved a constitutional amendment that would allow a new state board to issue charters for private operators to run independent public schools.

    November 7, 2012

  • Romney wins Georgia; picks up 16 electoral votes

    Republican Mitt Romney has won Georgia, a state dominated by the GOP. He picks up its 16 electoral votes.

    November 6, 2012