Former US Congressman Nathan Deal will be Georgia’s Republican candidate for governor in the November elections. Georgia’s former Secretary of State Karen Handel brought former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to Atlanta to drive voters to the polls, but it wasn't enough. The race was so close, no winner could be declared Tuesday night. But Wednesday morning, results show Nathan Deal is a couple of thousand votes ahead, so Handel conceded the race.
The general election battle for the Georgia governor's office is set: Roy Barnes vs. Nathan Deal. GPB's Edgar Treiguts talks with Tom Crawford, editor of the Georgia Report, for his early analysis of the race ahead of November.
Karen Handel has conceded the Republican gubernatorial contest for governor to Nathan Deal. Tuesday's runoff election results had candidates within four tenths of a percentage point of each other. In a statement released from her campaign this morning, Handel says she although absentee ballots have yet to be counted, she's putting her support behind Deal.
Three incumbent lawmakers in Georgia's Statehouse were toppled during a primary runoff.
Georgia voters on Tuesday went to the polls to decide numerous run-off races for state offices, congressional districts and other local races.
Nathan Deal appeared briefly and spoke to about 500 supporters at the Gainesville Civic Center shortly after 10 p.m. He said he'll wait a little while longer and watch results as Fulton County and Gwinnett county, two large metro Atlanta districts, still have to report all their precincts. The race is just too close to call.
The numbers show former Congressman Nathan Deal with a slight lead, but Karen Handel's camp says thousands of absentee ballots remain to be counted which they're hopeful will turn the race in their favor.
Bill aims to save teachers jobs. It will also help state pay for medicaid. Leaders disaagree on when money should be used.
Voter turnout for Tuesday's runoff elections has been predicted to be as low as 7 percent, but that’s not the trend so far in Hall County in the 9th Congressional district. By 3 o'clock this afternoon, 10,689 people had cast votes. That’s nearly as many as in the primary election three weeks ago, when about 10,800 people had voted by 3 PM.
Georgia and Tennessee are applying for a $34 million federal grant to continue the development of a high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Nashville. Georgia Department of Transportation officials said Monday that the money would help speed up development of the train system.