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Gingrich helped build conservative base

Though Georiga is hardly a given for him, many Republican figures in the state still credit Newt Gingrich with many conservative accomplishments.

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Olens named head of Romney's Georgia steering committee

A spokesman for GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney says that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will lead efforts in Georgia to get Romney solidified as the nominee.

Ga. Democrats regrouping amid dwindling funds

Georgia's Democratic Party Chairman has acknowledged the party was recently down to about a month's worth of operating expenses but has made adjustments that will keep the party in business through the spring.

More than 72,000 vote early in Georgia primary

More than 72,000 people have cast early ballots in Georgia's presidential primary. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Monday that includes nearly 55,000 people who cast an early vote in person and around 17,500 who mailed in an absentee ballot.

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Santorum questions Obama's 'world view,' not faith

Rick Santorum on Sunday condemned what he called President Barack Obama's world view that "elevates the Earth above man," discouraging increased use of natural resources.

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AP: Trump intends to endorse Romney, not Gingrich

In a surprise twist, Donald Trump planned to endorse Mitt Romney — not Newt Gingrich — for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, three Republican officials told The Associated Press.

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Back to the people's business

ATLANTA -- Georgia lawmakers returned to the state capitol Monday to start a 40-day session expected to focus on closing a potential budget shortfall, overhauling the tax code in an attempt to attract jobs and steering nonviolent offenders away from expensive and overcrowded prisons.. Legislators in the Republican-controlled

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Unterman's heartache gives rise to compassion in role as senator

Sen. Renee Unterman has come through tragedy to triumph.

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Gingrich has new aggressive stance against Romney

Newt Gingrich blamed a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on his rivals' attack ads and seemed to conclude that turnabout is fair play as he pressed on with a new aggressive stance against front-runner Mitt Romney.

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GOP: Gingrich, Perry will not be on Va. Ballot

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a setback in their bids for the Republican presidential nomination.

Feds approve new Georgia political districts

The Obama administration on Friday approved new boundaries for Georgia's congressional and legislative districts even though state Democrats charge that the Republican-drawn maps dilute minority voting strength.

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Gingrich camp showcases Georgia endorsements

Several Georgia lawmakers, including the state's most powerful senator, are supporting Newt Gingrich's presidential bid.

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As he campaigns, Gingrich also works for profit

Newt Gingrich loves selling himself — both as a presidential hopeful and as a for-profit author.

Friends mourn death of former state senator

Friends were mourning the death of former Georgia state Sen. Robert Brown, the fiery leader of the chamber's Democrats for six years, who was found dead at his home Thursday.

Dorothy Hubbard becomes Albany's first female mayor

When she is sworn into office next month, former city commissioner Dorothy Hubbard will become Albany’s first female mayor.

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