Politics: Floyd County
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana. Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The race for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat in Georgia kicked up a notch last week with the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and calls for a Democratic candidate to drop out in favor of the frontrunner.
ATLANTA — Black Americans will recognize President Donald Trump’s historic achievements for the Black community by supporting the Republican’s re-election bid in record numbers, Trump told a mostly Black audience in Atlanta Friday.
ATLANTA — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days.
ATLANTA — There’s been little movement since summer in either the presidential race in Georgia or Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s reelection bid, according to a new Monmouth University poll.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Republican Party joined the Republican National Committee Tuesday in appealing a federal court decision requiring the counting of absentee ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election.
Georgia election officials gearing up for the Nov. 3 general election will have help from big-name companies to troubleshoot technical issues and a new real-time tool that tracks the wait in line at local polling places.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is e…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’…
President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Republican senator came out in opposition to filling a vacant Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election while Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted without details that the Democratic-led House has "options" for stalling or preventing President Donald Trump from quickl…
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, barreled into the contentious free-for-all race in Georgia for a U.S. Senate seat Friday by slamming the current Republican officeholder, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters nationally plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail.
The Democratic candidate for Northwest Georgia’s congressional could file his formal withdrawal notice as early as Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announced Friday that he plans to resign from Congress next month, starting his planned retirement a little early.
Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 14th Congressional District race against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With one stroke, President Donald Trump’s abrupt reversal on offshore drilling this week has loosened a political vise that was tightening around three Republicans senators running for reelection in coastal states where drilling is widely opposed.
Georgia’s top elections official is facing backlash from voting rights groups and a former secretary of state over allegations he made this week about double voting in the state’s June 9 primary.
Candidates engaging with the QAnon conspiracy theory are running for seats in state legislatures this year, breathing more oxygen into a once-obscure conspiracy movement that has grown in prominence since adherents won Republican congressional primaries this year.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday his office is investigating alleged instances of double voting in the state’s June 9 primary elections.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., nabbed the endorsement of Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler Tuesday morning in the race to hold her U.S. Senate seat ahead of the Nov. 3 special election.
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., picked up endorsements Friday from three former Georgia Republican senators, including the lawmaker he succeeded in Congress.
ATLANTA — Facebook removed a photo illustration showing the Republican 14th District congressional candidate posing with a rifle next to three Democratic House members, saying Friday that it violated the social media platform’s policy against inciting violence.
The Floyd County Democrats got the chance to hear from United States Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock and District 14 Congressional Candidate Kevin Van Ausdal at their virtual monthly meeting Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The battle over who can keep Americans safe after recent deadly protests has emerged as the sharpest dividing line for the presidential campaign’s final weeks, with Joe Biden on Monday condemning the violence and President Donald Trump defending a supporter accused of fatal…
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, among the state’s most powerful political leaders, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Doug Collins in his run for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
This week Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, met virtually with members of the 14th Congressional District’s Service Academy Nomination Board to recognize and thank them for their service to the district over the last 10 years.
Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible “civil unrest,” Facebook is enacting a host of measures to ensure its platform is not used to sow chaos and spread misinformation before, during and after the U.S. presidential election.
ATLANTA — President Donald Trump has opened up a lead on Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Georgia, according to the first poll released since last week’s Republican National Convention.
CHICAGO — President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” intent on undermining his reelection prospects.
ATLANTA — A veteran of two statewide political campaigns in Georgia has launched a political action committee to raise money for Democratic women seeking elective office.
Top Republican candidates in Georgia vying to fill former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term in the U.S. Senate rolled out big-name backers on the campaign trail this week ahead of the Nov. 3 special election.
The speakers at the 14th District Republican rally Saturday morning called for many changes, but one of the biggest ones was to see the district become the most red by the end of 2020.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Sunday that Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Georgia for a grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program.
Democratic candidates for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats linked hands Wednesday night in a show of campaign unity aimed at invigorating the state’s Democratic voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., met with business owners in metro Atlanta Wednesday to field input on the benefits and hurdles of a federal loan program set up to help struggling companies survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Candidates vying to unseat U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia put out campaign ads Wednesday as the race enters a new voter-outreach phase, notably via the first television spot aired by the leading Democratic contender.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., defended her wealthy background during a campaign stop in Atlanta Tuesday to mark the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.
ATLANTA — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are in a tight race for Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, according to a poll released Monday by WSB-TV.
A Northeast Georgia state lawmaker was stripped of his Georgia House committee chairmanship Friday for belittling the late Congressman John Lewis’ legacy in a radio interview.
Longtime Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters is out of the running for a fourth four-year term after losing in the Republican primary runoff.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene following her Republican primary victory in Northwest Georgia.
Polls in Floyd County were kept open until 9 p.m. Tuesday for the Republican primary runoff for the sheriff and 14th District congressional races after a series of problems cropped up early.
Absentee ballots can be opened a week earlier than usual ahead of elections in Georgia following emergency steps the State Election Board took Monday to help ease a vote-tally bottleneck amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.