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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

Kasim Reed on Stacey Evans: ‘She has a powerful message’

8:58 pm Jul. 6, 2017

This wasn’t entirely unexpected. State Rep. Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta, was campaign manager for Lisa Borders in her 2009 race for mayor of Atlanta, and such things aren’t forgotten.

Even so, Mayor Kasim Reed’s news that he had a sit-down Thursday with state Rep. Stacey Evans of Smyrna, the sole rival to Abrams’ bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018, is worth anyone’s attention.

“She has a powerful message,” the mayor

Donald Trump stops short — doesn’t accuse Russia of U.S. meddling

9:50 am Jul. 6, 2017

One day before his sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany, we have an attempt to split the baby. From the Associated Press:

WARSAW — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to confront “new forms of aggression” targeting the West and called for Moscow to stop fomenting unrest around the world. Yet he pointedly stopped short of condemning Russia for meddling in the U.S. election.

Buoyed by an electrified crowd in Poland