Updated 11/7/2013 at 12:45pm ET
(CNN) - The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter is hoping to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps, as he launches a bid for Georgia governor.
Democratic state Senator Jason Carter is expected to formally announce his candidacy Thursday morning at an event in Atlanta, but he's already quoted on his campaign website as saying "I am running for Governor because I believe in Georgia at its best."
(CNN) – Take a famous name, a state with changing demographics and a GOP-controlled seat that Republicans can't lose next year if they want to reclaim control of the U.S. Senate.
Those ingredients add up to the likelihood of a high-stakes, fiercely contested and expensive race for an open seat in Georgia.
(CNN) - Michelle Nunn, chief executive of the volunteer organization Points of Light who is also the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, announced in an interview published Monday she intends to run for Senate in Georgia.
Nunn, a Democrat, was widely expected to jump into the race. She'll run for the seat currently held by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is not seeking re-election.
(CNN) – A stone monument in Rex, Georgia, celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's great-great-great grandmother Melvinia Shields was knocked over from its pedestal onto a concrete slab Saturday night.
"It was done purposely. If I had to speculate some people may think it was a prank; not realizing what a serious matter it is. I really believe we have gone beyond any other motives," Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton told CNN Tuesday during a phone conversation.
(CNN) – Obama kicked off his fundraising tour for the Senate Democratic campaign arm on Sunday with a speaking gig in Atlanta, his first of six events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
During his brief remarks, the president reported on the divisive political climate in the nation’s capital, saying “partisan thinking” has dominated Washington and added the country needs to elect more people "who are not ideological."
Atlanta (CNN) – Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, where the Rev. Martin Luther King and many other prominent African-Americans spent their formative years.
After opening with several one-liners, and more smiles than we've seen from him in the damage-control-filled recent weeks, Obama delivered a serious message to the class of 2013.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, won't run for Senate in 2014, he announced in a statement Friday.
"As of today, it is my intention to offer myself for re-election to represent the citizens of the 6th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives in 2014," Price wrote. "I look forward to continuing the battle to preserve fundamental principles that allowed us to become the greatest nation in the world."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta this spring, the college's president said Saturday.
The historically black men's liberal arts college has just over 2,400 students enrolled and will graduate the class of 2013 on May 19.
(CNN) - For a second straight day, President Barack Obama will tout proposals from his State of the Union address at a campaign-style event outside Washington, visiting a Georgia pre-school where youngsters still on winter break showed up to mimic a regular day.
Obama's visit to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center near Atlanta followed his call in Tuesday night's speech to a joint sitting of Congress for investments in high-quality early childhood education programs.FULL STORY