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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks to reporters outside the Senate as defense arguments by the Republicans resume in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

Jan. 27, 2020 11:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican official said Monday. The decision by the...

Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia US Senate race

Jan. 26, 2020 10:56 PM EST

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Ted Terry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he struggled to raise enough money to compete in the...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger holds a press conference after the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce - Eggs & Issues Breakfast Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia elections chief wants law changed for US Senate race

Jan. 15, 2020 1:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official is seeking a last-minute change to state law to ensure he's authorized to set the deadline for candidates to sign up to challenge newly appointed Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the November election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants to hold...

Kemp names talk radio host, 2 others to state school board

Jan. 14, 2020 5:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is appointing three new members to seven-year terms on the Georgia state Board of Education, which makes policy for the state's nearly 1.8 million public school students. Kemp on Tuesday named Martha Zoller, a former aide who lives in Gainesville, to a seat representing the...

FILE- In this March 23, 2016 file photo, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver addresses a news conference in Savannah, Ga.  The former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama says he plans to run for the seat of newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.  Tarver of Augusta confirmed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he plans to announce soon his campaign for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Former U.S. prosecutor plans to oppose Georgia's new senator

Jan. 10, 2020 2:23 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama said Friday he plans to join the race to challenge newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia. Ed Tarver of Augusta, who served as U.S. attorney for Georgia's Southern District during Obama's two terms,...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., left, with her husband Jeffrey Sprecher, center, participates in a re-enactment of her swearing-in Monday Jan. 6, 2020, by Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Georgia's new GOP senator sworn into office amid impeachment

Jan. 6, 2020 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wealthy Republican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia, a political newcomer who takes office amid a presidential impeachment, swirling tensions with Iran and at the dawn of what looms as a bruising national election. Georgia GOP Gov. Brian...

Bill introduced to redesignate Jimmy Carter historic sites

Dec. 20, 2019 2:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some historic places in former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown may get more federal protection under a bill introduced by Georgia’s congressional delegation to give them a new designation. The legislation would reclassify the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site located in...

Businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, right, smiles while being introduced by Georgia Gov. Brian Kem, left,  as his pick to fill Georgia's vacant U.S. Senate seat at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia governor picks political newcomer for U.S. Senate

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor announced Wednesday that he will appoint a wealthy businesswoman to the U.S. Senate, flouting President Donald Trump and highlighting a division within the GOP over whether moderate suburbanites or base voters are their key to victory in 2020 and beyond....

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., meets with his staff in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, as he prepares to deliver his farewell address on the floor of the Senate tomorrow. Isakson, a three-term senator, announced last summer that he would resign from the Senate on Dec. 31 for health reasons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Georgia’s US Sen. Isakson bids farewell to Senate colleagues

Dec. 3, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson made a plea for bipartisanship in a farewell speech Tuesday that took aim at the bitter division between the GOP and Democrats embroiled in a presidential impeachment investigation and nearing the start of a high-stakes election year. Stating bluntly that...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 file photo, Mary Brock, right, and Kelly Loeffler cheer from their courtside seats as the Atlanta Dream basketball team plays in the second half of their WNBA basketball game, in Atlanta. Republican donor and financial services executive Loeffler tapped by Georgia governor Kemp for U.S. Senate seat as three-term Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down because of health issues. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

Kemp expected to pick newcomer to succeed Isakson in Senate

Dec. 2, 2019 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor is expected to appoint a wealthy business executive to replace an outgoing U.S. senator, according to a GOP political consultant, bypassing President Donald Trump’s preferred pick and betting instead that a moderate woman can garner enough support to hold...