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Perdue tops Kingston, to face Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate seat

In Gwinnett, Perdue beats Kingston by a little more than 4,000 votes.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Handel endorses Kingston in GOP U.S. Senate runoff

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel, the third-place finisher in this month’s U.S. Senate GOP primary, endorsed Jack Kingston in the runoff against David Perdue. Atlanta Tea Party’s Julianne Thompson also gives her support.

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Governor Deal gets nomination, looks toward November contest

Gov. Nathan Deal takes more than 70 percent of the support in the GOP primary Tuesday, over challenger John Barge and David Pennington.

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Gov. Deal faces two challengers in GOP primary

Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State School Superintendent John Barge will square off against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal on the May 20 Republican primary ballot.

Michelle Nunn not only option in Democratic primary for Senate

For months, politicos have bantered about the upcoming match-up between any of a half-dozen Republicans and Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate.

GOP voters to choose among seven candidates in U.S. Senate primary

Picking a senator is never easy. But with Saxby Chambliss’ retirement, 2014 is proving to be an even tougher year.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hannity endorses Kingston in Senate race

Radio personality Sean Hannity backs Congressman Jack Kingston in the Georgia Senate race; local Republicans and Democrats schedule forums.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sarah Palin endorses Karen Handel in Senate race

Former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin backs GOP candidate Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate race.

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Judge awards attorney's fees to Sen. Don Balfour

Three months after he was acquitted on charges related to incorrect per diem statements, Sen. Don Balfour will be reimbursed for the fees he paid attorneys defending his case.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Beaudreau says Balfour's attorney's fees should come from campaign

While state law says Sen. Don Balfour can be repaid for lawyers who defended the charges he was acquitted of last year, challenger Mike Beaudreau is calling for the money to come from his campaign.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates to debate in Gainesville this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party’s series of Senate debates will stop in Gainesville Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson will open a re-election campaign office.

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GRTA director Jannine Miller resigns

Jannine Miller will step down as the head of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, which operates the Xpress commuter bus system in metro Atlanta.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Dacula Day to be held Tuesday at Capitol

State Rep. Chuck Efstration plans Dacula Day at the Georgia Capitol; U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Rob Woodall vote no on last week’s deficit deal.

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Gov. Deal extends state of emergency through Sunday, urges continued caution

With the state shifting many of its resources to the Augusta area, Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians should remain cautious, as ice could refreeze overnight.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Storm response makes waves in governor’s race

Gov. Nathan Deal’s detractors say Atlanta’s storm woes are a sign of poor leadership; Congressman Johnson named ranking member.

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