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Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

9:48 am Apr. 25, 2017

Republican Hunter Hill entered the race for Georgia governor on Tuesday, emphasizing his background as a U.S. Army veteran who pledges to bring a “more efficient and effective state government” and a vow to advocate for school vouchers.

The Atlanta state senator told colleagues last week he was joining the growing field to succeed a term-limited Nathan Deal in 2018, and he made his formal announcement by sending out a tweet

A theory behind Jon Ossoff’s early exit last night

10:06 am Apr. 21, 2017

Sixth District contender Jon Ossoff was the clear star at Thursday night’s annual fundraiser for the state Democratic party.

Held 48 hours after his first-place finish in the initial round of voting, Chairman DuBose Porter called

Georgia 2018: Evidence that Lynn Westmoreland might not be running for governor

4:59 pm Apr. 18, 2017

If you want evidence that former Georgia GOP congressman Lynn Westmoreland may be passing on a run for governor, look no further than today’s edition of The Hill, a (mostly) online newspaper geared toward a D.C. audience.

In what may be his public debut as a non-public man, Westmoreland has written an op-ed piece in opposition to the federal Restoration of America’s Wire Act, a measure that would slap