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College Football Hall of Fame vs. the Hyatt: What the GOP and Dem “victory” venues say about this year’s election in Georgia

You can argue about campaign strategists and outside money and the candidates’ resumes and who used social media better. And each candidate has made mistakes. But here's the reason these races are so tight: the GOP candidates simply don’t reflect Georgia.

Infographic of the Day: Which way Falcons fans will vote

Election Day is all about voter groups. The Minority Vote. The Women's Vote.  Someone reportedly has paid to put up misleading signs to suppress the College Vote. But no one ever talks about the...

Another debate skirmish for Michelle Nunn and David Perdue. Edge: Nunn

The hour-long session amounted to little more than a re-hashing of Nunn and Perdue’s negative campaign ads, with the occasional oddball interjection by Swafford. It would have been more efficient to stay home and watch the ads on the candidates’ Facebook pages.

Race for Governor: Carter, Deal throw jabs in a testy debate. This round goes to Carter.

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.

New Polls; Same Story: Georgia’s 2014 races are close

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.

Debates in Perry: Points for Nunn, Deal

At last night's debates in Perry, Michelle Nunn stayed on the offensive and Nathan Deal demonstrated feisty combativeness.

October 2014

It’s election season again, and political observers nationwide are paying more and more attention to Georgia.

Cramming for the Midterms: Michelle Nunn vs. David Perdue

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?

Nathan Deal: The Man Who Doesn’t Lose

Since 1980, Nathan Deal has run for office sixteen times—six state Senate campaigns, nine congressional campaigns, and one gubernatorial campaign—and never lost. One wonders if he even prepares concession speeches anymore.

Jason Carter: The Inevitable Candidate

Jason Carter has smarts, charisma, and an incomparable pedigree. He also has just four years in elected office, and he’s running for governor in a state that has little tolerance for his political party. Can a man who’s been building the resume for this campaign since he was a teenager save the Democrats in Georgia?

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