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Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debates: While Republican hopefuls sparred on election conspiracies, Democrats swapped voting policy pitches
Primary debates for both Republican and Democratic Secretary of State candidates were held Monday, and while the Democratic contenders politely proposed elections system fixes, even teeing one another up for the occasional political lay-up, the Republican candidates bullied incumbent candidate Brad Raffensperger, pushing unsubstantiated claims of 2020 election fraud.
Colleagues and now rivals, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux spar ahead of Georgia’s 7th District primary election
6th District incumbent Lucy McBath's decision to run in the 7th District means she's competing with colleague and 7th District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux in the primary election. State Rep. Donna McLeod, also running in the Democratic primary, says the duo are "playing musical chairs” with the district.
Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves
As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
In an almost refreshing pivot from the typical discourse of Atlanta's mayoral race, conversations on crime fell by the wayside during Tuesday night's candidate debate. That subject, however, made way for the jagged barbs exchanged among some of the contest's top contenders.
On Sunday evening, three of the four Georgia candidates vying for a pair of U.S. Senate seats went toe-to-toe—or, in Jon Ossoff’s case, toe-to-vacant podium—on all things related to Covid-19 response, elections integrity, racial justice, and more
In a political contest that has contained explosions and chainsaws, candidate impersonators, and a “Deportation Bus,” among other peculiarities, the Republican gubernatorial candidates aiming to claim Governor Nathan Deal’s post convened at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Thursday to tout their conservative platforms and to call foul on each other’s indiscretions.
Wednesday’s Atlanta Press Club luncheon with the leaders of the new Falcons stadium was supposed to be a sort of subdued self-congratulation on the construction feat already underway. Almost all of the answers were built around phrases like “world-class,” “game changer,” “next level,” and things that “nobody else in the country/world is doing.” The halo scoreboard that will be larger than God was mentioned a time or two.
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.
As incoming Atlanta Public School superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen made her first public appearance in Atlanta on Tuesday, top corporate and city leaders gathered Downtown with all the ease of a newly divorced bachelor on a blind date. It’s no secret that the local business community got burned embracing Carstaphen’s predecessor, the embattled Dr. Beverly Hall. So you can understand a note of caution. Fool me once…
Mayor Kasim Reed’s annual address to the Atlanta Press Club originally was scheduled for earlier this month, but rescheduled to today because Reed traveled to Washington D.C. to testify on transportation. It’s safe to assume he wish he’d stuck to the original agenda, given this week’s snow-induced gridlock that made Atlanta’s transportation woes an international news story.
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