Georgia Articles

Michelle Nunn Running for Senate in Georgia

10:28 AM, Jul 23, 2013

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia, will run for the Senate next year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

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Michelle Nunn to Run for Senate in Georgia?

3:11 PM, May 24, 2013

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:

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Handel in GA Senate Race

1:28 PM, May 17, 2013

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.

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Tom Price Not Running for Senate in Georgia

12:54 PM, May 10, 2013

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.

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Karen Handel Moving Closer to Senate Race?

4:45 PM, May 01, 2013

Karen Handel, the former secretary of state of Georgia and a potential Republican Senate candidate, sent this email to her supporters:

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Price Fundraising for Possible Senate Run

3:05 PM, Mar 30, 2013

Congressman Tom Price, a Republican, has said he will not announce a decision about running next year for the Senate in Georgia until May, but a pair of fundraising emails obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD indicate the GOP congressman may be leaning toward getting in the race. Here's an excerpt from Price's first email to donors, sent Thursday:

Dear Friends:

The first quarter FEC reporting deadline is fast approaching on March 31st! We are off to a strong start with fundraising this year, and we are extremely close to reaching our first quarter goal.

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Gingrey to Run for Senate in Georgia

11:36 AM, Mar 26, 2013

House Phil Gingrey of Georgia plans to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The six-term Republican and obstetrician will make the announcement at his alma mater of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Here's more from Georgia Tipsheet:

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Handel Inching Closer to Senate Run?

12:08 PM, Mar 21, 2013

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:

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A Family Squabble in Georgia

Previewing the coming GOP primary fight to succeed Saxby Chambliss.
6:00 AM, Feb 18, 2013

“I have some discomfort with all Republican primaries because they’re all family squabbles,” said Tom Price, the 58-year-old Republican House member from north of Atlanta. “My brother and I used to fight almost daily,” Price, the middle child among five brothers and sisters, said. “My mom’s only prayer was, ‘Don’t hurt each other.’”

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Paul Broun Running for Senate in Georgia

5:14 PM, Feb 06, 2013

Georgia congressman Paul Broun announced Wednesday he is running in 2014 for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss. Broun, a Republican House member since 2007, is the first major candidate to officially enter the race. Here is an excerpt from his announcement in Atlanta:

I went to Congress to stand against out-of-control spending in Washington DC.  Though it has often been a lonely fight, it is a necessary one. 

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Paul Broun Closer to Announcing Senate Run

11:06 AM, Jan 30, 2013

Paul Broun, the Republican congressman from Georgia, may be getting closer to announcing a 2014 run for Senate to succeed retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss.

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Saxby Chambliss to Retire

10:28 AM, Jan 25, 2013

Two-term Republican senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia will reportedly retire at the end of 2014. Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the details:

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Price Won't Say if He'll Challenge Chambliss

"You can't get a yes or no."
3:59 PM, Dec 04, 2012

House Republican Tom Price of Georgia refused to say whether he would challenge Senator Saxby Chambliss in the 2014 GOP primary. In a Tuesday afternoon appearance on CNN, Price was asked by host Brooke Baldwin if he would "mount a primary challenge" against Chambliss. He at first dodged the question.

"What we're trying to do right now is to solve the remarkable challenges that we have. Any discussion about 2014 is extremely premature," Price said.

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No Senate Run for Erickson

12:21 PM, Nov 30, 2012

Georgia-based blogger and radio host Erick Erickson will not be running for the U.S. Senate, Erickson writes at

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.

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Blogger, Radio Host Erick Erickson Mulling Senate Run Against Saxby Chambliss

10:31 AM, Nov 28, 2012

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.

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Saxby's Challengers?

9:20 AM, Nov 21, 2012

Saxby Chambliss, the two-term senior senator from Georgia, could face a Republican primary challenge in 2014.

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Wake Up the Echoes

1:56 PM, Nov 19, 2012

Those who doubt the possibility of comebacks (Republicans, for instance) can take heart from the revival of Notre Dame's football fortunes, this morning's number one college team.

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Fox Projects Romney Winner of Georgia

7:51 PM, Nov 06, 2012

Fox News projects Mitt Romney the winner of Georgia.

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Fox Projects Romney Winner Kentucky, Indiana; Obama Projected to Win Vermont

7:02 PM, Nov 06, 2012

Fox News projects Mitt Romney the winner in Kentucky and Indiana. Fox also projects Barack Obama the winner of Vermont.

Obama won Indiana in 2008. 

Fox did not project a winner for Georgia, South Carolina, or the battleground state of Virginia. 

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Back in the USSR?

Georgia elects an oligarch.
Oct 22, 2012


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Both Sides Claim Victory in Georgia Election

2:40 PM, Oct 01, 2012

Polls have closed in Georgia, the small Caucasus Republic that took center stage in the 2008 presidential campaign when Russian troops poured over the border there and threatened to topple the country's pro-American government. With both sides claiming victory, the country of 4.5 million people may once again feature prominently in an American presidential campaign.

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Russian Oligarch Hires Army of D.C. Lobbyists

1:31 PM, Apr 12, 2012

In just the last few months, Bidzina Ivanishvili, one of the world's richest men with an estimated $6.5 billion fortune, hired a small army of PR consultants and lobbyists in Washington, including at least 7 of Washington’s most prominent firms.

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A Champion Named … Bubba

12:49 PM, Apr 09, 2012

If you are a first-time winner of one of the four professional golf tournaments that are considered “majors,” then you will inevitably be asked, “Is this a dream come true?” 

Hard to imagine anyone coming up with an original answer to that one. But yesterday’s winner, Bubba Watson, somehow managed.

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Fox News Calls Georgia for Newt

7:01 PM, Mar 06, 2012

As the polls begin to close on Super Tuesday, Fox News immediately projects that former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has won the Georgia Republican presidential primary.

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Georgia on My Mind

11:50 AM, Mar 05, 2012

The country of Georgia has been sending troops to Afghanistan to support the NATO-led mission since 2004.

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Romney, Santorum Skipping Georgia Debate (Updated)

2:37 PM, Feb 16, 2012

Mitt Romney will not participate in the Republican presidential primary debate on March 1 in Georgia.

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Condoleezza Rice Blames Putin for War with Georgia

Atlantic magazine hardest hit.
11:00 PM, Nov 16, 2011

The Atlantic magazine’s website reported what would have been a surprising bit of news. “Condoleezza Rice Blames Georgian Leader for War With Russia,” the headline for Joshua Kucera’s article reads. The sub-headline states: “The former secretary of state contradicts the view, held by many U.S. Republicans, that Russia began the 2008 war.” And the author writes, Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Georgian President Saakashvili alienated potential NATO allies by 'letting the Russians provoke him' into starting a war over South Ossetia.” Indeed, the surprise in Kucera’s article is that it is completely wrong, and yet the Atlantic published it anyway.

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Happy Hour: Now Available on Sundays

6:00 PM, Sep 30, 2011

Should we care that Chris Christie is fat?

Michael Kinsley says yes. So does Eugene Robinson.

Could Connecticut be a toss-up? (Probably not)

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