Five questions the Georgia state ethics investigation of Governor Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign never answered
(And what we found trying to answer them)
The state ethics commission is a mess, its organization and reputation in shambles. It’s forked over $3 million to four fired employees who blamed a cover-up in an investigation of Governor Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign, then fired its most recent director last month after a judge said she’d been “dishonest and nontransparent.”Read more
In a wide-ranging exchange that included ethics, Ebola, education funding, and the suspension of Todd Gurley, the candidates attacked each other more directly. And Libertarian Andrew Hunt threw a few curveballs into the mix.
If Deal seems vexed, it’s understandable. In a state that favors incumbents and still leans right, the GOP governor should be cruising to re-election. But this race, which is Deal’s to lose, remains tied and possibly headed for a run-off.Read more
Feat. Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen, Whoopi Goldberg, and Natasha Lyonne. Also Ireland Baldwin, because why not?
Way back in 1990, Madonna repackaged her hit “Vogue” in a commercial urging the kids to vote (or risk getting a “spanky.”) And the tradition continues, with Atlanta rapper Lil Jon asking celebrities what they’re turning out for (get it?) this midterm election.Read more
Meanwhile, the New York Times says Georgia polling might be off. And, there’s a Mark Richt factor to consider.
At least this football season has delivered some exciting upsets and shifts in the team rankings. On the other hand, the latest batch of polls on Georgia’s gubernatorial and Senate races delivers a familiar narrative: these races are close, y’all.Read more
Funnel cakes, rowdy crowds, giant signs, and candidates on stage.
The first head-to-head debates of this year’s bids for U.S. Senate and the Georgia governorship were held at the fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia.Read more
The 2012 GOP presidential candidate came to town to stump and make endorsements. Also had a Frosted Orange.
The election is less than five weeks away. Which means things will only get more interesting. Today that meant Mitt Romney stopping by Atlanta’s iconic fast-food landmark.Read more
How do you measure the impact of a weekend that seemed to be embraced by the whole city?
More than 60,000 people attended the three concerts held in Centennial Olympic Park, according to Pat O’Brien of the promotions group Bowery Presents South. The economic impact to the city has not been tallied, but attendees took over surrounding downtown hotels, restaurants, and bars, paid handsomely for parking, bought T-shirts, and took plenty of $13.50 rides on the Ferris wheel.Read more
Comparing the two Senate candidates
One of the country’s most closely watched Senate races pits Democrat Michelle Nunn against Republican David Perdue. Both bill themselves as Washington outsiders. How else are they alike—or different?Read more
The governor and the Atlanta rapper visited Utopian Academy for the Arts in Clayton County.
While everyone else in Atlanta was freaking out over this weekend’s Outkast concerts, another Atlanta rapper made news. Ludacris visited a Southside charter school along with governor Nathan Deal.Read more