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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?

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.

MARTA privatization bill looking deader by the day

State Rep. Mike Jacobs' bill to privatize a host of MARTA functions passed the state House on Feb. 21, despite concerns by public-transit advocates that the move could end up costing the agency money and federal grants.

Alan Abramowitz Is the Oracle of Emory

In September 1988, more than a month before Election Day, Alan Abramowitz accurately predicted George H.W. Bush would win 53 percent of the popular vote.

Cain wins!

Pizza magnate turned politician Herman Cain may be dropping in the polls, but Cain-ism appears to be thriving.

How Lester Maddox was elected

In the Georgia Gubernatorial Election of 1966, Lester Maddox rode a wave of resentment over the advancement of the civil rights movement and finished in a virtual tie with Republican millionaire Bo Callaway. Neither won a majority due to former Governor Ellis Arnall’s third-party candidacy. After wrangling, the Democrat-controlled Georgia legislature selected Maddox as the winner.

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