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Georgia 2018: Evidence that Lynn Westmoreland might not be running for governor

4:59 pm Apr. 18, 2017

If you want evidence that former Georgia GOP congressman Lynn Westmoreland may be passing on a run for governor, look no further than today’s edition of The Hill, a (mostly) online newspaper geared toward a D.C. audience.

In what may be his public debut as a non-public man, Westmoreland has written an op-ed piece in opposition to the federal Restoration of America’s Wire Act, a measure that would slap

Republicans catch up to Democrats in Georgia special election early voting

6:00 am Apr. 14, 2017

Republican voters in Georgia’s special election have caught up to the hefty advantage that Democrats built in early voting, according to two elections analyses, and are poised to take the lead on Friday.

Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign for the suburban Atlanta district was buoyed by early numbers that gave left-leaning voters a sizable lead in the early voting. But that’s all but vanished as the Tuesday election nears and more early