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GOP super PAC to pump another $3.5M into Georgia 6th race

10:24 am Apr. 26, 2017

An influential super PAC with ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to spend another $3.5 million to support Republican Karen Handel’s campaign against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The Congressional Leadership Fund said Wednesday it will

Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

9:48 am Apr. 25, 2017

Republican Hunter Hill entered the race for Georgia governor on Tuesday, emphasizing his background as a U.S. Army veteran who pledges to bring a “more efficient and effective state government” and a vow to advocate for school vouchers.

The Atlanta state senator told colleagues last week he was joining the growing field to succeed a term-limited Nathan Deal in 2018, and he made his formal announcement by sending out a tweet

Sonny Perdue confirmed to lead Department of Agriculture

6:07 pm Apr. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will become the first-ever Georgian to lead the sprawling Department of Agriculture after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to the Cabinet Monday evening.

Thirty-seven Democrats joined every Republican to vote in favor of elevating the Republican to the position, 87-11, nearly 13 weeks after he was first tapped by President Donald Trump.

The ‘no’ votes came mainly from liberals, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

Karen Handel raises more than $1 million a week into Georgia 6th runoff

2:09 pm Apr. 24, 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff may have raised an eye-popping sum of money in the lead-up to last week’s 6th District special election, but Karen Handel responded with an impressive haul less than a week into the runoff.

The Republican’s campaign said Monday afternoon it raised more than $1 million since she advanced into the runoff.

“We expected a surge of donations since Tuesday’s special election, but we never expected this kind of momentum,”