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Georgia's Kemp emphasizes crime-fighting efforts in speech

Jan. 25, 2023 15:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp emphasized efforts to fight crime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying he would back up what had been a major theme of his reelection campaign with legislation. The Republican, triumphantly sworn in for a second term, devoted a...

Kemp begins second Georgia term with new pay raise pledge

Jan. 12, 2023 13:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov Brian Kemp pledged a low-drama conservative agenda after being sworn in Thursday for a second term, calling for $2,000 pay raises for all state and university employees and public school teachers and more job growth focused on manufacturing electric vehicles. ...

Kemp done being underestimated, aims to steer GOP past Trump

Jan. 09, 2023 00:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is done being underestimated. Having vanquished both a Donald Trump-backed Republican challenger and Democratic star Stacey Abrams to win reelection, Kemp is looking to expand his influence in his second term, free from the caricature of the...

Black support for GOP ticked up in this year's midterms

Dec. 31, 2022 00:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black voters have been a steady foundation for Democratic candidates for decades, but that support appeared to show a few cracks in this year’s elections. Republican candidates were backed by 14% of Black voters, compared with 8% in the last midterm elections...

What to watch in Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff election

Dec. 05, 2022 00:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The extended Senate campaign in Georgia gives Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker a second chance to persuade voters to send them to Washington. But without party control of Congress at stake and absent other candidates on the ticket, the...

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

In Arizona, losing candidate points to perceived conflict

Nov. 30, 2022 17:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Kari Lake and supporters of her failed campaign for Arizona governor are attacking Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs as having a conflict of interest for overseeing the election she won. Secretaries of state across the country routinely oversee...

Walker, Kemp campaign in Ga. together for the 1st time

Nov. 19, 2022 16:12 PM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Fresh off his commanding reelection, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday played the role of dutiful Republican soldier as he campaigned for the first time alongside Senate hopeful Herschel Walker after spending months steering clear of his ticket-mate. The joint...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 16, 2022 15:12 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 13 The Washington Post on the Catholic Church scandal: On his plane back to Rome from a Middle East trip recently, Pope Francis acknowledged that the Vatican faces pushback in its...