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Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both faced fellow Republicans...

Greene's divisive politics face test in Republican primary

May. 24, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

With millions raised to defend her seat in Congress and five fellow Republicans running to take it, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced her first reelection vote Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tests how her conservative Georgia constituents judge her turbulent freshman term. ...

Georgia Senate primaries will set up high-stakes showdown

May. 24, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker have six challengers between them in Tuesday’s primaries, but the two are already looking ahead to the general election as the GOP tries to take back the seat Warnock won last year, helping Democrats squeak out a...

Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

May. 24, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed. More than 850,000...

Judge keeps Democrat running for Georgia regulator on ballot

May. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Democrat running for the Georgia Public Service Commission stayed on the ballot Tuesday after a judge blocked a Monday decision by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to disqualify her over residency issues. Patty Durand of Conyers is one of two Democrats...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

May. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are “deeply upset and disappointed” that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire Tuesday....

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

May. 24, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was...

Wheeler's arm, Hoskins' bat power Phillies past Braves, 7-3

May. 24, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler is rounding into the form that helped him finish second in the Cy Young Award voting last year. “Getting there, yeah," he said. “I mean, the results have been good, but still working on some things and try to continue to get better every time out....

Perdue says Abrams 'demeaning her own race' ahead of primary

May. 23, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican candidate David Perdue on Monday accused Stacey Abrams of “demeaning her own race” in Abrams' recent criticism of Georgia's quality of life for its residents. Abrams is bidding to be the first Black woman to be a governor of an American state....

Charges tossed for officers who pulled students from car

May. 23, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday said he would not prosecute Atlanta police officers involved in a May 2020 confrontation with two college students who were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death. ...