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Jim Barksdale

Jim Barksdale, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stumbles into the spotlight

"I can throw out my various ideas. But I think they aren’t very well vetted out at this point, so I’d rather not.”
Isakson

Johnny Isakson appears to scare off all potential challengers

They’d settle for an old dog, a new dog, even a Blue Dog, but so far Georgia Democrats don’t have any dog in the fight for U.S. Senate.
Isakson

The Running Man: A conversation with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

Few Georgia politicians are more respected than Johnny Isakson. But he isn’t taking a third senate term for granted—even if there’s no one to seriously challenge him.
Roy Barnes

Roy Barnes on the Confederate flag and where the South needs to go from here

Barnes, a throwback to Georgia’s once mighty but now dismantled Democratic machine, was eager to talk about the South’s contradictions. And, as the governor who oversaw the revamp of Georgia’s state flag back in 2001—which removed the battle emblem and arguably cost him reelection in 2002—few are more uniquely qualified.
Taylor Bennett

How a former Georgia Tech quarterback could break the state’s GOP supermajority

Democratic attorney Taylor Bennett and Republican ex-Mayor J. Max Davis battle over Brookhaven statehouse seat.

Red state rising: The last days of Georgia’s two-party system

Georgia politics in the 1990s was like a murky twilight zone with two galaxies spinning away from each other. On one side were the remains of the old Solid Democratic South, still dominant at the beginning of the decade but best glimpsed in ghosts and caricature-like light from vanished stars. On the other side: the Solid Republican South, gathering mass and best represented by Newt Gingrich.

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