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Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

Oct. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a "detectable human...

High-ranking Georgia Republican woman seeks US Senate seat

Sep. 30, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The highest-ranking Republican woman in the Georgia legislature on Monday joined the competition to replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. House Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones says she has submitted an application to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to Isakson's seat....

Tyler Perry says he can't 'up and leave' filming in Georgia

Sep. 27, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of his massive Atlanta-based...

Georgia's Price seeks Senate appointment after HHS downfall

Sep. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is seeking a return ticket to Washington nearly two years after being ousted from his Cabinet post for excessive travel spending. Price has submitted an application to Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to the U.S....

Judge hears arguments in challenge to Georgia abortion law

Sep. 23, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of Georgia's restrictive new abortion law told a judge on Monday that it violates Supreme Court precedent and should be blocked, while the state argued the law should be allowed to take effect as planned. The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a...

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...

Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online. Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he's stepping down in December due to health issues. And he'd like...

Georgia port reopens 4 days after overturned ship closed it

Sep. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia seaport that shut down when a cargo ship overturned while returning to sea was allowed to reopen Thursday after the Coast Guard agreed it was safe for vessels to slowly sail one by one past the capsized freighter. The decision to open the shipping channel to the Port of...