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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators urge travelers to exercise caution

U.S. Senate passes resolution encouraging safe driving on heaviest travel day of the year.

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State Senator seeks to legalize medical and retail marijuana

State Sen. Curt Thompson has pre-filed legislation to make marijuana available for medical and recreational uses.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Lawmakers, activists weigh in on immigration reform announcement

On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced plans to use executive action to address immigration.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnettians cast votes for Batman, Wiz Khalifa and Grumpy Cat

Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader and God also popular write-ins.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Chambliss, Isakson voice opposition to Warthog plans

Georgia senators expressed concern regarding the impact retiring part of the A-10 fleet could have on future combat missions.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Perdue goes to Washington

Orientation for newly-elected senators is being held this week.

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Georgia Gwinnett College students frustrated by cancellation of Jimmy Carter visit

Carter was scheduled to speak at GGC on Oct. 29, and the event was coordinated by the Organization of Latin American students. But the speech about education was canceled because the administration — while it said it would have gladly coordinated such a visit — said the two business days notice was not enough lead time to plan for the event.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia film industry committee to meet in Norcross

The House Study Committee on Georgia-Based Film and Post-Production will hold its first two meetings in December.

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Deal holds off Carter to win re-election as Georgia governor

The incumbent was part of a Republican takeover of the state’s constitutional offices in 2010. But Deal’s relentlessly optimistic take on the state’s economy proved effective, and Carter didn’t make the impact he needed by focusing on the state’s high unemployment rate and cuts to education.

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David Perdue beats Michelle Nunn to win U.S. Senate seat

Perdue won 55 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Nunn with 93 percent of precincts reporting.

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Millar retains state Senate District 40 seat

Republican incumbent Fran Millar held onto his state Senate District 40 seat Tuesday night.

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Woodall: ‘I am grateful for the trust that voters have placed in me’

Rep. Rob Woodall to serve another term after defeating Democratic challenger Thomas Wight.

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Republican Jody Hice defeats Ken Dious in District 10 Congress race

Jody Hice, radio show host and pastor, overcame Athens attorney Ken Dious in the election Tuesday.

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Newcomer challenges veteran Sen. Fran Millar

The Republican incumbent is facing a challenge from DeKalb Democrat Tamara Johnson.

District 105 rematch headlines Gwinnett's state house races

Incumbent Joyce Chandler and Democratic challenger Renita Hamilton will square off for second time.

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