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Yes, Georgia Democrats believe they can take the Sixth District. And Republicans should, too

9:00 am Apr. 22, 2017

You might think that there is a certain futility that comes with going to a Democratic gathering to sniff out how Democrats really think they are doing in the contest for Georgia’s Sixth District.

And you’d be right, but only in part.

Forty-eight hours after Jon Ossoff pulled 48 percent of the vote in a GOP stronghold, the Democratic state party apparatus held its annual fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in downtown

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Chewing over the Sixth District vote

7:23 pm Apr. 21, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focused on the new Sixth District runoff contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, and the maneuvering on both sides.

Ossoff collected congratulations at Thursday’s annual fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Georgia, and Handel began the process of emphasizing unity within GOP circles.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen now. Bonus: Pledge drive talk has been excised:

Today’s panelists:

Georgians lay down $2.4 million for Trump’s inauguration

12:04 pm Apr. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Some of Georgia’s top corporations and quite a few private citizens ponied up at least $2.39 million for President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities in January.

More than two-dozen companies and individuals from the state helped Trump raise $107 million for 20 inaugural events, shattering the fundraising record set by President Barack Obama in 2009, according to new federal filings released this week.

Georgia contributions ranged from the small, including $200 from a Doraville accountant, to

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

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