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Clinton: Georgia Senate race vote on promise of future

Inside an Atlanta eatery steeped in civil rights history, former President Bill Clinton told a crowd filled with dignitaries and campaign workers that a vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s key Senate race is a “vote on the promise of our future.”

David Perdue, Michelle Nunn take shots in Senate race debate

Senate candidates jab at each other in televised debate

Some polls suggest the decision on who will replace Saxby Chambliss as U.S. senator from Georgia won’t be made until a runoff election in January.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates tout support from former Presidents

Candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn call on former White House occupants in bid to win Georgia Senate seat.

Secretary of State’s Office investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gubernatorial candidates focus on ethics, education and a runoff

Deal and Carter spent the past week criticizing each other and questioning the other’s suitability to lead.

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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.

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