(CNN) - Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, a strong Newt Gingrich backer, said Wednesday Rick Santorum made big gains the previous night as a result of the ongoing battle between Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
"Santorum has benefited from the fact that it has been perceived as a two-man race. All the attacks have been on Newt. Now if Rick is going to be rising in the polls, I think he's going to start getting negative ads too," Kingston said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
(CNN) – A Georgia state lawmaker who had been backing Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination will announce Tuesday that he's now supporting Mitt Romney.
According to the Romney campaign, Georgia State Rep. David Casas will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce he is no longer backing the former House speaker, who represented Georgia's sixth congressional district for two decades, and instead will endorse the former Massachusetts governor.
(CNN) - Herman Cain has invited top supporters and donors to meet with him Saturday in Atlanta before he announces the fate of his campaign at an event there, CNN has confirmed.
A supporter, who is attending the session, told CNN the attendees are expecting the GOP presidential candidate to tell them during the meeting whether or not he will continue with his campaign.
Washington (CNN) - The Georgia Republican Party announced it will host a GOP presidential debate with CNN on March 1, less than one week before “Super Tuesday.”
In announcing the debate, Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart highlighted the key role the delegate-rich Peach State will play in helping the GOP chooses its presidential nominee.
Atlanta (CNN) - Most people know presidential hopeful Herman Cain as a businessman and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. But in Atlanta he is best known as the guy who'd warn people in rush hour traffic to:
"Please be careful, there are some nuts on the road!"
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submit your questions for the debate here.
Editor’s note: CNN’s John Blake was formerly a member of Antioch Baptist Church North. He left 13 years ago.
Atlanta (CNN) – Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there’s one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.
Cain, a conservative who recently said African-Americans were “brainwashed” into voting Democratic, is an associate minister at an Atlanta megachurch that has been a stronghold of liberal activism and is led by a pastor who cites Malcolm X as one of his influences.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The state of Georgia will hold its GOP presidential primary March 6, 2012 on Super Tuesday. The decision keeps the original date of the state's primary intact.
Atlanta (CNN) – Supporters and critics of Georgia's controversial new immigration law faced off in federal court Monday, but no ruling was made on the case.
The judge said he hoped to make a decision before the new law takes effect July 1.FULL STORY
Atlanta (CNN) - Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state.
The measure, which Gov. Nathan Deal inked about a month after it cleared the Republican-dominated Georgia legislature, allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.FULL STORY
Atlanta (CNN) – Unmoved by threats of boycotts and lawsuits, the Georgia Legislature has joined Arizona in passing what may be one of the nation's toughest anti-illegal immigration laws.
The Republican-dominated state House and Senate passed House Bill 87 Thursday during the final hours of the 2011 Georgia General Assembly. Georgia GOP Gov. Nathan Deal intends to sign the bill into law, his spokesman, Brian Robinson, said Friday.FULL STORY