The campaign trail in Georgia is getting crowded.With less than three weeks left until the state's March 6 presidential primary, candidates in the topsy-turvy Republican race are turning their attention to Super Tuesday's biggest prize.
He's an ardent supporter of Israel and a megabillionaire casino mogul whose empire is under federal investigation. And he's the self-proclaimed "richest Jew in the world."
Newt Gingrich angrily denied that he asked his second wife for an "open marriage" and denounced the moderator in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate for raising the issue in the leadoff question.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drawing big, enthusiastic crowds and fending off new attacks from GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mitt Romney's four remaining challengers are keeping the spotlight on the Republican front-runner's wealth and business dealings by pressing him to release his income tax returns. Romney says he might make them public in April. By then, he hopes to have the presidential nomination
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.
A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.
Strong support around Georgia in favor of Sunday alcohol sales is energizing some advocates who say the political climate in the state could finally be ripe to expand gambling interests as governments search for fresh revenue sources.
ATLANTA -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is vowing to "set the record straight" at a news conference one day after a fourth woman -- and the first to reveal her identity -- accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior a decade ago, the latest in a string of claims that
Republican Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he's running for president because his experience has prepared him to return America "to hope and opportunity."
As the campaign to become Georgia's next governor hurtles into its final days, Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes are crisscrossing the state by bus to make their final pitches to voters.
Former Secretary of State Karen Handel on Wednesday conceded the race for the Republican nomination for governor, throwing her support behind former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal.
The bitter, Republican runoff for Georgia governor between former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel was too close to call Tuesday night.
ATLANTA -- Karen Handel said Sunday night she would endorse Nathan Deal -- the man she has blasted as "a corrupt relic of Washington" -- if he won the Republican nomination for governor.
ATLANTA -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal says he would reject federal "Race to the Top" money for schools because it would force the state to adhere to national education standards. His GOP runoff rival, Karen Handel, said she wouldn't turn up her nose at the money.
ATLANTA -- The Republican runoff campaign for governor turned hostile Sunday night as Karen Handel blasted Nathan Deal as corrupt and Deal fired back that the former secretary of state's sharp attacks show her campaign lacks substance.
ATLANTA -- A political blogger has filed an ethics complaint against Republican gubernatorial hopeful Karen Handel, alleging she illegally paid staffers from her old secretary of state campaign fund.
ATLANTA -- With Georgia's primary just 36 hours away, the candidates running for governor took their parting shots Sunday night in separate Democratic and Republican debates.
ATLANTA -- With just nine days left until Georgia's primary, the leading Democratic and Republican candidates for governor faced off in back-to-back debates Sunday night
FOREST PARK -- An Army reservist was shot to death and another was custody Thursday at a post south of Atlanta that is a gathering place for area reserve units.Army spokesman Col. Dan Baggio said the victim died at the U.S. Army Reserve Center located on Fort Gillem. He could not offer specifics about the shooting that happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m.
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday rejected a bill that had drawn the ire of the nation's attorney general for proposing that guns be permitted in the nation's busiest airport.
ATLANTA -- Voters in north Georgia -- many fed up with Washington -- will select a new congressman in a special election runoff on Tuesday.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's school superintendent said Monday she is stepping down to take a job leading a national education nonprofit organization, setting the stage for a hard-fought race to take over the state's top education post.
ATLANTA -- A pair of former state legislators will face off in a June 8 runoff for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal.Unofficial results showed Tom Graves and Lee Hawkins as the top finishers in Tuesday's special election. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Graves had 35 percent of the vote while Hawkins earned 20 percent.
ATLANTA -- The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.
CLEVELAND -- In the mountains of north Georgia, Washington is about as popular as flies at a picnic. So, it's little surprise the major candidates battling in a May 11 special election for an empty congressional seat are running hard against big-spending Capitol Hill, even as they audition for a job there.
ATLANTA -- Election season kicked off Monday in Georgia with some political theater that could scramble the Republican race for governor.Ray Boyd -- who's pledged $2 million of his own money to win the governor's mansion -- was blocked by Republican officials from qualifying on the GOP line because he refused to sign a pledge swearing allegiance to the state party.
ATLANTA -- Election season is set to officially get under way in Georgia. Candidates for hundreds of state offices on Monday will begin the political ritual of qualifying to get their names on the ballot.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's attorney general is again refusing Gov. Sonny Perdue's request to sue the federal government.
ATLANTA -- A state Senate panel has restored funding for the Georgia Council for the Arts.
ATLANTA -- Hundreds of artists converged on the Georgia Capitol calling on state officials to restore funding for the arts. Protesters on Monday said that arts funding is vital to the state's economy.
ATLANTA -- A commercial real estate executive has jumped into the race for Georgia governor and thrown $2 million of his own money into a bid for the Republican nomination.Ray Boyd told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's entering the Republican primary.
ATLANTA -- Sweeping water conservation legislation is on its way to Gov. Sonny Perdue.The House gave the Georgia Water Stewardship Act final approval with a 153-8 vote on Thursday. The measure is expected to give Georgia with a tool in water negotiations with neighboring Alabama and Florida by showing that sprawling metro Atlanta is working to control its thirst.
A few hundred college students rallied on the steps of the Georgia Capitol on Monday to protest budget cuts they say could make college too expensive at a time when education is needed with a shrinking pool of jobs.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's tax collections tumbled for the 15th straight month, setting the stage for yet more deep cuts to the state's already battered budget.
ATLANTA -- State Insurance Department staffers raised questions about an investigation into an Iowa-based insurer and noted Commissioner John Oxendine's ''personal interest'' in the complaint against the company filed by a doctor who later became a major campaign donor, according to e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.
ALPHARETTA -- Five of the leading Republican candidates for governor squared off in a debate Thursday night, sparring over their conservative credentials.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine broke state law by hunting without having completed a safety course, state investigators concluded Monday.
Jan Jones this month became the most powerful woman in the history of the Georgia Legislature.
ATLANTA -- Before they settle down to the ugly task of budget cuts, Georgia's politicians on Sunday gathered for a little pork. The barbecued kind that is. WEB EXTRA
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes has raised $2.7 million in his comeback bid. The Democrat reported the six-month haul in a campaign filing provided to The Associated Press on Thursday. It's the largest amount reported so far over a six-month period in the race to replace outgoing Gov. Sonny Perdue.
ATLANTA -- Karen Handel is resigning as Georgia's secretary of state to dedicate herself full time to her campaign for governor.Handel said Tuesday that she will step down as Georgia's top elections official by the end of the year.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's powerful House speaker has resigned after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.
ATLANTA -- House Speaker Glenn Richardson took sleeping pills in a failed attempt to kill himself and then called his mother to tell her he loved her, according to a recording of the 911 call released on Monday.It was his mother, Merty Richardson, who called 911 on the evening of Nov. 8. A recording of the 911 call was released by the Paulding County Sheriff's Department on Monday in response to an open records request.
ATLANTA House Speaker Glenn Richardson took sleeping pills in a failed attempt to kill himself and then called his mother to tell her he loved her, according to a recording of the 911 call released on Monday.
ATLANTA - After a year of steep decline, reports of child abuse and neglect are inching back up in Georgia, a trend some child welfare officials say can be attributed in part to the bad economy.
ATLANTA - Not long after Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin took over in 2002, she was being hailed as one of America's best leaders by national magazines.
Barnes seeks to reclaim old job Former governor enters 2010 race for state's top executive position
MARIETTA - Ending months of speculation, former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes announced Wednesday that he'll run to reclaim his old job.
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes will jump into the 2010 gubernatorial race at a Wednesday news conference, according to two Democrats with knowledge of the decision. The two requested anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Barnes' announcement.
GAINESVILLE - A North Georgia congressman on Friday became the latest Republican to jump into the 2010 race for governor, telling a crowd of several hundred supporters that he has the experience and independence to lead the state through turbulent times.