Outsider beats insider in GOP primary runoff in key Senate race
July 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
20 minutes ago

Outsider beats insider in GOP primary runoff in key Senate race

updated at 11:10 pm ET Tuesday

(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
2 days 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
1 week 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
April 23rd, 2014
01:54 PM ET
3 months ago

Georgia governor signs gun law

Ellijay, Georgia (CNN) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 - which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" - specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions for taking guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

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Filed under: Georgia • Gun control • Gun rights
Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad
April 3rd, 2014
12:33 PM ET
4 months ago

Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad

(CNN) - Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn of Georgia is playing up her work for former Republican President George H.W. Bush in the first television commercial of her Senate campaign.

"While leading President Bush's Points of Light Foundation, we grew it into the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service," Nunn says in the ad. FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn • Senate • Senate Race
Sarah Palin endorses in high-stakes Georgia race
March 27th, 2014
12:44 PM ET
4 months ago

Sarah Palin endorses in high-stakes Georgia race

(CNN) – Sarah Palin strikes again - this time lending her conservative star power to candidate Karen Handel in the jam-packed battle for the GOP Senate nomination in Georgia.

The stakes in the race are high for both parties as Democrats eye the seat in the red state as one of their few potential pick-ups in 2014 – a prospect Palin underscored Thursday in her endorsement.

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Filed under: Georgia • Karen Handel • Michelle Nunn • Sarah Palin
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