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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...