A first TV ad in Casey Cagle’s bid for a third term

5:09 pm Sep. 29, 2014

Republican incumbent Casey Cagle is out with his first TV ad this afternoon in his bid for a third term as lieutenant governor:

Cagle’s topic is education – an emphasis that Democrat Jason Carter has been exploring in his bid for governor. But note that Cagle pairs himself and his dialogue with Katy Arrowood, CEO of the Athens Community Career Academy.

Cagle may be running against an underfunded Democrat Connie Stokes, but

Michelle Nunn goes Pillowtex on David Perdue

9:28 am Aug. 19, 2014

Two days before their first joint U.S. Senate appearance — none dare call it a debate — Democrat Michelle Nunn has raised the topic of Republican David Perdue’s tenure at Pillowtex.

The Nunn campaign has filled

Common Core and the GOP effort to keep a lid on red-zone rhetoric

6:00 pm May. 7, 2014

If you’ll pardon an off-season sports metaphor, we’ve entered the red zone of the Republican primary season.

With only a dozen days before final ballots are cast, the temptation to make risky plays for hardcore voters becomes ever stronger. Opportunities for fumbles, whether forced or unforced, likewise increase.

If a dominant theme can be assigned to this nerve-wracking, inside-the-20 yard-line period, it’s likely to be the effort among some Republicans to keep