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Former federal prosecutor Joe Whitley at a homeland security conference in D.C. last August/C-SPAN

A new possibility in 2018 race GOP for governor: Joe Whitley, former federal prosecutor

1:58 pm Nov. 14, 2016

We’re picking up reliable word that former federal prosecutor Joe Whitley, who has never held elected office before, is giving some thought to running for governor of Georgia in 2018.

Whitley would be joining what’s expected to be a very crowded field on the Republican side. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are only a few of the names likely to be on the GOP primary ballot.


Top Georgia Democrats prepare for era of Trump

8:00 am Nov. 11, 2016

Former state Sen. Jason Carter said he was struggling over what to tell his children about Donald Trump’s victory. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams wants to shift her focus to the upcoming legislative session after

The high stakes for Nathan Deal and Amendment 1

7:00 am Nov. 7, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal faces the biggest test of his second term Tuesday when voters decide the fate of his failing schools initiative, and the outcome will shape his final years in office.

The constitutional amendment, which