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The race for Georgia governor already tops $7.4M

6:00 am Jul. 11, 2017

The top contenders for Georgia’s wide-open race for governor faced a crucial test Monday as they reported how much money they’ve collected for their campaigns, an early gauge of their popularity in the crowded contest

Georgia 2018: Stump speeches and the shape of the GOP race for governor

6:31 pm Jul. 5, 2017

The Fourth of July and the hot days that follow are where stump speeches — the memorized spiel that can be trotted out at the whisper of an invitation — are hammered, rewritten and otherwise forged into the shape of a candidate.

Or at least, the shape that the candidate would have you see.

Since the Republican climb to power 15 years ago, the Independence Day celebration hosted by the Cobb County