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Brian Kemp campaigned—and won—at a distance from Herschel Walker. What does that mean for Walker’s Senate runoff?

Brian Kemp campaigned—and won—at a distance from Herschel Walker. What does that mean for Walker’s Senate runoff?

Despite a high-profile challenge from Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp won re-election by seven points, a wider margin than in 2018. The rest of the Republican ticket rode his coattails to victory—everyone but Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who’ll head to a runoff against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, in a race that could, once again, decide party control of the Senate.
Stacey Abrams and Democrats lose statewide Georgia races as Senate runoff looms

Georgia Democrats disappointed on Election Day, but Senate runoff looms

Tuesday night marked the second time Stacey Abrams had come up short in a bid to claim the state’s top job, after losing to Brian Kemp in 2018, and she lost this year’s election by a wider margin. Speaking to voters at her watch party, Abrams said, “While I may not have crossed the finish line, it does not mean we will ever stop running for a better Georgia.”
Fact-checking Georgia’s election season mudslinging

Fact-checking Georgia’s election season mudslinging

As Georgia's Election Day nears, voters are bombarded with political ads making claims about why any given candidate's opponent is the enemy. We fact-checked some of the biggest claims making the rounds in these ads, including the claim that Raphael Warnock gave money to felons, Brian Kemp's official position on contraception access, and who's getting rich.
Atlanta Press Club Georgia Governor Debate 2022

Libertarian Hazel stirred the pot at Georgia gubernatorial debate. But could he trigger a runoff between Kemp and Abrams?

Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Stacey Abrams mostly played the hits at the Atlanta Press Club’s candidate debate Monday night, sparring over abortion access, gun laws, education, and the economy. Meanwhile, Libertarian Shane Hazel grumbled and muttered under his breath complaints that the moderators weren’t affording him enough of the spotlight. 
Casting Atlantans in famous franchises

Atlanta Casting Call: What happens when we put famous Atlantans in our favorite nerdy franchises?

If Stacey Abrams can guest star on Star Trek, which other famous Atlantans could fit into our favorite nerdy franchises?
Lil Baby celebrates new documentary with music executives and Stacey Abrams

Lil Baby celebrates new documentary with music executives and Stacey Abrams

Publicly, Lil Baby has always been a man of few words. So it’s not at all surprising that the premiere screening of a documentary about the Atlanta rapper's life didn’t involve a grand speech. In fact, Lil Baby didn’t even offer a greeting or a goodbye on the microphone during the August 25 event. His gratitude was instead shown by the fact that he rented out the entire Regal movie theater at Atlantic Station and provided free refreshments throughout the night.
Atlanta Press Club Republican gubernatorial primary debate

Toting tired election fraud conspiracies, Republican candidates angle for Governor Kemp’s seat at debate

Sunday's Atlanta Press Club debate was dominated by bogus claims about the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, with the Republican candidates mostly unified behind the fact that no matter what, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams cannot become governor.
How Georgia became "the premier battleground state"

How Georgia became “the premier battleground state,” according to the AJC’s Greg Bluestein

In his new book, Flipped, AJC political reporter Greg Bluestein breaks down how Georgia Democrats pulled off their 2020 triple victory. He chatted with us about chronicling the historic race and what's next for Georgia politics.
Stacey Abrams is an Emmy nominee (and other Atlanta connections in the 2021 Emmys announcement)

Stacey Abrams is an Emmy nominee (and other Atlanta connections in the 2021 nominations)

While Abrams is easily this year's most surprising nominee with a Georgia connection, she is far from the only one—several Atlanta-filmed shows and actors with Atlanta ties earned nominations for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Here's what's going on with voting legislation in Georgia

Here’s what’s going on with voting legislation in Georgia and why opponents say it’s clear “voter suppression”

After Monday's Crossover Day, 12 different bills remain alive in the House and Senate and could make a variety of drastic changes to Georgia's elections laws, including doing away with no-excuse absentee voting, requiring absentee voter ID, restricting the locations of ballot drop boxes, and limiting the hours for early voting. Republicans in support of the bills say the changes are needed to protect the integrity of elections; Democrats say the bills are clearly voter suppression tactics.

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