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Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing

Nov. 27, 2022 17:40 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure. Questioning an opponent’s independence. His intellect. His mental stability. His religious faith. ...

How Georgia's Senate runoff between Walker and Warnock works

Nov. 11, 2022 23:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia's election runoff rules could determine control of the Senate for the second time in a row, and Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock finds himself in the middle of it again — this time against Republican Herschel Walker. Two years ago, two runoff...

Georgia's dogged and focused Kemp overcomes Trump and Abrams

Nov. 10, 2022 01:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — First, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp shrugged off being targeted by former President Donald Trump. Then the Republican incumbent wore down Democratic superstar Stacey Abrams for a second time, culminating in a decisive Tuesday election victory. Now, as he...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Stacey Abrams in rematch

Nov. 09, 2022 01:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp turned back a second electoral challenge from Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, maintaining GOP control in the South’s most politically competitive state and dealing another defeat to the national Democratic star. “Well, it...

From coast to coast, a collage of American elections unfolds

Nov. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

In the battle for Democrats to keep their majority in Congress and Republicans to gain wins in congressional and governor's races, the 2022 midterms will showcase which party is able to extend its reach past the states it currently controls. Hotly contested U.S. Senate and...

Georgia: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

Georgia has transformed into the South’s most electorally competitive state in recent years. White population numbers have fallen, Democrats have gotten better at mobilizing their supporters and a crucial fraction of college-educated white voters have become more open to voting for Democrats. ...

Pence backs GOP's Kemp as Democrat Abrams hits on Medicaid

Nov. 02, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence took the stage Tuesday in Georgia to reinforce the main thrusts of Gov. Brian Kemp's case for reelection against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, arguing that Kemp has been good for Georgia's economy and Abrams is soft on crime. ...

EXPLAINER: How Georgia’s midterm runoff elections work

Oct. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

Two years ago, control of the U.S. Senate came down to Georgia, with two pivotal runoff election wins tipping the chamber’s favor into Democratic hands. This fall, it's possible the newly minted battleground state could again play a major role in how the Senate shakes out, with a...

Warnock answers Libertarian wildcard in Ga.; Walker skips

Oct. 16, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Libertarian Chase Oliver isn’t going to win Georgia's pivotal U.S. Senate race. But the 37-year-old Atlanta businessman could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate over the final two years of President Joe Biden's term. Oliver is the...

Kemp vs. Abrams II: Republican has incumbent advantage now

Oct. 15, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In 2018, Brian Kemp spent much of his campaign for Georgia governor in Stacey Abrams’ shadow as the Democratic Party star tried to become the nation's first Black female governor. In the end, he won narrowly anyway. Then, halfway through his term,...