April 23rd, 2014
01:54 PM ET
8 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.


Filed under: Georgia • Gun control • Gun rights
Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad
April 3rd, 2014
12:33 PM ET
9 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
9 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.


Filed under: Georgia • Karen Handel • Michelle Nunn • Sarah Palin
Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal
February 21st, 2014
02:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Christie to headline fundraiser in Atlanta with Gov. Deal

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia–two governors associated with recent traffic controversies–will appear together at a fundraiser next month for the Republican Governors Association.

Christie will continue his fundraising swing as RGA chairman, traveling to Atlanta for the private March 7 luncheon, according to Deal's campaign.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Georgia • Nathan Deal • RGA
He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states
January 23rd, 2014
01:46 PM ET
11 months ago

He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states

(CNN) - Allan Levene really - really - wants to serve in Congress.

So much so, that he plans to run in four states: Georgia. Minnesota. Michigan. Hawaii.

It's puzzling, but the Republican freely admits his strategy increases his odds of winning a House seat.

As he sees it, all roads lead to Rome.


Filed under: Congress • Georgia • Hawaii • Michigan • Minnesota
December 20th, 2013
12:05 PM ET
12 months ago

Georgia congressman defends school lunch comments

(CNN) - Rep. Jack Kingston defended his comments suggesting that low-income children who receive subsidized meals should clean the cafeteria in exchange for the free meals.

The Georgia Republican said he should have better clarified his comments and said they were not directed at a particular income group.

Filed under: Georgia
Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia Gov.
November 7th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia Gov.

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."

Filed under: Georgia • Jimmy Carter
Photos: Political families
July 23rd, 2013
12:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Will Nunn's entrance into Senate race put Georgia in play?

(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.

Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
Democrat jumps into Georgia Senate race
July 22nd, 2013
08:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrat jumps into Georgia Senate race

(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.

Filed under: Georgia • Senate
Monument to Michelle Obama's ancestor knocked down
June 11th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Monument to Michelle Obama's ancestor knocked down

(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.

Filed under: Georgia • Michelle Obama
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