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Ossoff to challenge Perdue for US Senate seat in Georgia

Sep. 10, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pledging to "root out corruption in politics," Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he's challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff, the fourth Georgia Democrat to join...

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost...

Rep. Collins raises hand for Isakson's Georgia Senate seat

Sep. 6, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The quiet maneuvering began almost immediately after Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced he'd retire at year's end: name drops, phone calls, subtle and not-so-subtle pleas for support. Now, amid speculation over whom Gov. Brian Kemp might appoint to replace Isakson until a...

Sun Belt or Rust Belt? Democrats search for path to power

Sep. 5, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats' best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states...

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Aug. 28, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson's announcement Wednesday that he will retire at year's end because of health problems instantly raised Georgia's status as a must-watch 2020 battleground by ensuring both of its Senate seats will be on the ballot. Isakson's pending departure after more than...

Third Democrat jumps into Georgia's US Senate race

Aug. 27, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A third Georgia Democrat jumped into the race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue on Tuesday for a seat that could help dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Business executive and 2018 candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor Sarah Riggs Amico announced her candidacy with a...

Georgia's Abrams announces new voter protection program

Aug. 13, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams revealed...