11:49 AM, Jan 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of Georgia voters found the likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate is slightly ahead of four the candidates in the crowded GOP primary. PPP, working on behalf of the liberal group Americans United For Change, found that Democrat Michelle Nunn leads Republican congressmen Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, and Jack Kingston, as well as former secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.
Nunn's closest competitor is Broun, who polls 41 percent to Nunn's 42 percent. Kingston gets 40 percent to Nunn's 42 percent, while Gingrey and Handel both poll four points behind Nunn, (45 percent to 41 percent against Gingrey, 44 percent to 40 percent against Handel). The poll did not ask about a fifth Republican candidate, businessman David Perdue.
The candidates are running to replace retiring senator Saxby Chambliss, a two-term Republican. Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, is the most high-profile Democrat running for her party's nomination.
Polling on the race has been scant so far, with an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll earlier this month simply asking about the candidates' favorability. Among each candidate, Karen Handel had the highest favorability (39 percent) and unfavorability (24 percent). Nunn's favorability, according to the AJC poll, was at 31 percent, but she was also the least known candidate, with 33 percent of those polled saying they had never heard of her.
4:11 PM, May 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Georgia Democrats may finally have a candidate for next year's Senate race to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss. Michelle Nunn, an Atlanta businesswoman and the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, is "actively preparing" for a Senate campaign, the Hill reports:
2:28 PM, May 17, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Karen Handel, the former secretary of state of Georgia, is running for the Republican nomination for Senate next year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
She made the announcement hours before the first day of a two-day state Republican convention. She becomes the fourth formal GOP candidate for the spot, with U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston.
1:54 PM, May 10, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia, will not run for the U.S. Senate next year. Price told the Marietta Daily Journal that his "assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now" and he will seek sixth term for his metro Atlanta House seat.
1:08 PM, Mar 21, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Karen Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state, gubernatorial candidate, and vice president for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is moving closer to running for the Senate next year to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss. Georgia political blog Peach Pundit reports:
12:21 PM, Nov 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Georgia-based blogger and radio host Erick Erickson will not be running for the U.S. Senate, Erickson writes at RedState.com:
In politics, self-awareness matters. It does. When I was a political consultant, I told my clients my first two rules. The first was to know when you were in the minority, even when you thought you were right. The second was to know yourself as others see you.
10:31 AM, Nov 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger, radio talk show host, and CNN contributor, may be considering a run for Senate in Georgia. On his radio show Tuesday, Erickson stated there are "a lot of people pledging a lot of money" for a primary challenge against incumbent Republican senator Saxby Chambliss.
9:20 AM, Nov 21, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Saxby Chambliss, the two-term senior senator from Georgia, could face a Republican primary challenge in 2014.
8:05 AM, Aug 10, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Georgia Republicans head to the polls today to vote for their party's nominee for the governorship. Former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel, one of Sarah Palin's "Mama Grizzlies," currently leads her primary opponent, former congressman Nathan Deal, 47 percent to 42 percent, according to Politics Daily.
Palin boosts candidate in Georgia.5:30 PM, Jul 19, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tomorrow's GOP primary in Georgia could produce another victory for Republican kingmaker (or queenmaker) Sarah Palin.
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