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Political Photo Ops: Debates at the Perry fair edition

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.

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?

Michelle Obama visits Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington High School

“I didn’t grow up in a nice neighborhood, but I made it,” First Lady Michelle Obama told students at the historic Atlanta school. “If I can do it, you can do it.”

Coke’s hefty problem, Nunn’s memos, and ATL’s “world-class” label

Claire Suddath in Bloomberg Businessweek on Coke's sales and health concerns Newsflash: Sugary soda makes you fat. Plus, aspartame, the sweetener in diet soft drinks, is a scary, unknown abomination (or so says the Internet...

David Perdue won the GOP runoff and plenty of people were surprised

As polls were closing in Georgia yesterday, "everyone" was predicting that Jack Kingston, the longtime congressman, would edge out David Perdue, cousin of Sonny and former Dollar General CEO. Which goes to show, that the conventional wisdom only goes so far. A social media recap of one of the most suspense—and surprising—midterm runoff election results in recent memory:

Senate race starts attracting wild cards on GOP side

Even as the pieces fall into their expected places for next year’s U.S. Senate race, wild cards are emerging. This morning, it was some guy named David Perdue, a business executive who also happens to be the cousin of a certain former Georgia governor. The ex-CEO of Dollar General–as in, “Stores”–Perdue hasn’t yet officially jumped in, but announced his plan to spend the next several weeks “exploring” his chances.

Senate race without Barrow bodes ill for Democrats

U.S. Rep. John Barrow’s announcement this week that he won’t run for the retiring Saxby Chambliss’ Senate seat is seen pretty much everywhere as an enormous setback for Georgia Democrats.

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