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Trump-backed Perdue challenges Kemp in Georgia GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue will challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for governor, he announced Monday, setting up a bitter 2022 Republican primary fight while Democrat Stacey Abrams is likely to await the winner. Perdue had been flirting with the bid for months,...

Perdue gears up for primary brawl with Georgia GOP governor

Dec. 05, 2021 23:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew Donald Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor, former Sen. David Perdue. Late Sunday, a...

2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues

Dec. 04, 2021 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. ...

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp

Dec. 01, 2021 15:41 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is mounting another bid for Georgia governor, setting up likely rematch against GOP’s Brian Kemp.

Georgia Chamber backs GOP's Kemp for reelection as governor

Nov. 29, 2021 18:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for reelection in 2022. The move comes after the state chamber did not endorse either Kemp or Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2018. Chamber Chairman Ben Tarbutton...

Murphy barely wins in NJ while Youngkin upsets in Virginia

Nov. 04, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning to Democrats that their grip on power in Washington may be...

Murphy ekes out win in NJ, GOP's Youngkin upsets in Virginia

Nov. 03, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey narrowly won reelection in his reliably blue state while a Republican political newcomer delivered a stunning upset in the Virginia governor’s race, sending a warning Wednesday to Democrats that their grip on power in...

Georgia official: Trump call to 'find' votes was a threat

Nov. 02, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump was threatening Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger when he asked him to help “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in Georgia to Democratic President Joe Biden, Raffensperger writes in a new book. The book, “Integrity...

Groups erase some probation debt in Mississippi, Florida

Oct. 30, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonprofit group and a debtors' union have bought and erased private probation debt for about 20,500 people in Mississippi and Florida, sending letters that told them the news and sharply criticized “abusive debt collectors.” The nonprofit...