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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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(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.