Housing illegal migrant children pits governor against mayor
July 30th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
1 month ago

Housing illegal migrant children pits governor against mayor

Washington (CNN) – As Congress debates whether to pass a bill to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, government leaders throughout the country continue to debate how to handle and where to house the children.

One place that battle is playing out is in Georgia.

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wrote to President Barack Obama last week asking for the federal government to stem the flow of the children to the state saying it was “unconscionable that your administration” failed to inform state officials that 1,154 of the kids had been sent there.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Immigration
Nunn campaign defends early campaign memo
July 28th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
1 month ago

Nunn campaign defends early campaign memo

(CNN) – Georgia Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn's campaign is defending Monday an early campaign plan detailing challenges the U.S. Senate hopeful might face in courting voters and outreach strategy, after the internal memo was leaked.

Republicans have jumped on the document, obtained by the conservative National Review, as an effort by the Democrat's campaign to exploit voters, while Nunn's team is pushing back, underscoring that the document was "...a draft of a document that was written eight months ago" and was always subject to alternation.

"Like all good plans, they change" campaign manager Jeff DiSantis said in a statement.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race
July 23rd, 2014
04:08 PM ET
1 month ago

Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race

(CNN) - The general election race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat is kicking into high gear now that the GOP has a nominee.

"Michelle Nunn: Perfect for Obama. Wrong for Georgia," says the narrator in TV commercial by the Ending Spending Action Fund, a conservative outside group that's been very critical of the new health care law.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
July 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
1 month ago

Outsider beats insider in GOP primary runoff in key Senate race

updated at 8:00 am ET Wednesday

(CNN) - Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

Kingston told supporters Tuesday night that he called Perdue to concede and to congratulate his opponent on "a victory well fought."

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate
July 20th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
1 month ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Adelson’s $100 million dollar bet?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Big 2014 midterm races and calculations, and a 2016 wrinkle or two, filled a trip around our Inside Politics table to close this Sunday's program.

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GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated
July 14th, 2014
11:37 AM ET
2 months ago

GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated

(CNN) - With just over a week to go until the runoff, the two candidates in the Republican Senate primary in Georgia are sharpening their attacks on each other.

Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue fired away at each other as Sunday night's one and only televised debate between the two candidates turned into a testy affair. The winner of the July 22 runoff will face off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in November's general election.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
President George H.W. Bush fights for Georgia Senate seat
June 14th, 2014
03:49 PM ET
3 months ago

President George H.W. Bush fights for Georgia Senate seat

Programming note: CNN will air "41ON41," a film about President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, based on interviews with 41 people who know him best, at 9 and 11 p.m. ET Sunday, June 15.

Washington (CNN) – With Democrats investing a lot of hope and money in Michelle Nunn’s bid to capture the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, Republicans have turned to one of their most popular leaders to help raise money to keep it in GOP hands.

Former President George H.W. Bush wrote a fundraising letter to Republicans saying he is giving to the Senate Battleground Fund, run by the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and “I am writing today to ask you to consider doing the same.”
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge
May 16th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
4 months ago

Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge

(CNN) – With key Republican Senate primary showdowns in Georgia and Oregon on tap for next Tuesday and a faceoff in Iowa just a couple of weeks away, Rick Santorum isn't sitting idle.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate – who's seriously considering another bid for the White House – fired off three endorsements the past two days.
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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Iowa • Oregon • Rick Santorum
Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns
May 12th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
4 months ago

Poll: Democrats competitive in key southern showdowns

(CNN) - New polls in three southern states with crucial Senate contests this year indicate that Democrats remain very competitive as they try to keep control of the chamber.

But another new survey suggests that Republicans nationwide have a ten point advantage over Democrats when it comes to voter enthusiasm.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Georgia • Kentucky • Mark Pryor • Matt Bevin • Michelle Nunn • Mitch McConnell • Poll • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
Santorum: Georgia gun law to improve safety, says 'a well-armed America is a safer America'
April 27th, 2014
03:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Santorum: Georgia gun law to improve safety, says 'a well-armed America is a safer America'

(CNN) - Fresh off a speech to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, former - and potentially future - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum praised a controversial new gun law in Georgia.

The bill, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week, will allow Georgians to carry guns into some bars, churches and government buildings.

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Filed under: 2016 • Georgia • Mike Pence • NRA • Rick Santorum
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