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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?
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?
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.
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.
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.