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Ga.’s congressional Republicans circle the wagons around Karen Handel

8:31 am Apr. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s House Republicans are looking to project a united front in order to keep the 6th District seat of their onetime colleague, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in GOP hands.

All nine Georgia GOP congressmen say they’re supporting former Secretary of State Karen Handel in the lead-up to the June 20 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

In a joint statement, the group said Handel has a “track record of serving

Saxby Chambliss: Georgia GOP will weather Donald Trump divide

1:30 pm Apr. 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he doesn’t expect infighting over Donald Trump to do any long-lasting damage to the Georgia GOP despite the searing divisions currently on display in the Peach State.

The two-term Republican senator, who

Saxby Chambliss writes check for Jeb Bush

1:33 pm Feb. 2, 2016

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is comfortably in the private sector now, but his name still stands out.

While pouring over Federal Election Commission data for the fourth quarter of 2015, the entry showing Chambliss for Senate

A red-state shocker: Alabama eyes Medicaid expansion

9:39 am Nov. 13, 2015

This is a surprise: Alabama is eyeing a Medicaid expansion. Robert Bentley, the Republican governor of the deeply conservative state,  said Thursday he’s considering joining the Obamacare program that is often demonized in his state.

“I

Ex-Republican named head of Common Cause of Georgia

9:29 am Jun. 2, 2015

You could say Common Cause of Georgia is doubling down. The nonprofit was accused last month of purging itself of conservative-leaning members. Now the His new digs are one floor below Saxby Chambliss’ former home and