After both parties (mostly) picked their candidate teams this week, Democrats were quick to make a pitch as the party of jobs in a business-friendly Georgia. And Republicans talked about jobs too, but the GOP kicked off its unified campaigning with a rally heavy on conservative values.
Georgia’s majority-Republican legislature has warmed to mass transit funding in metro Atlanta and other areas — a bit. Some of the GOP contenders for top office are more on board with the trend than others.
Georgians have been promised a look at least one gubernatorial candidate’s tax returns, maybe two. But while challenging one’s opponents to publish their taxes is becoming a campaign-season standard, it’s not part of the law.
As the day of the primary election gets closer, Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls are looking to grab the attention of people headed to the ballot boxes. The candidates are talking a lot about illegal immigration.
By January, one of the people running for lieutenant governor will hold one of the most powerful posts in state politics. That’s because the winner presides over the state Senate, giving them great influence over what bills move through — and which don’t.
What members of the Public Service Commission do affects your power bill every month and the mix of coal, nuclear and other electricity sources Georgia uses. That’s why environmentalists watch it closely. Now the candidates for the PSC are showing up on primary ballots all over the state — and on Thursday, they faced off in debates.
Under a sunny sky on a freezing day, with a half-hour wait ahead of them, a few folks were looking in the glass front doors of Morehouse’s MLK, waiting to head into the swearing-in of new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, of Atlanta City Council members and municipal judges.
A couple of strong Atlanta LGBT voices endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor this week (and she hinted at wanting to work with one individual in particular). The campaign capped the week with a short press conference at City Hall on World AIDS Day, which coincides with the last day of early voting.
With just days left to campaign, some of Keisha Lance Bottoms’ highest-profile local political fans — and new supporter Killer Mike — took the mic on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to tell Atlanta to get out and vote for her.
The next president of the Atlanta City Council will seek to create a more independent body that will be dedicated to transparency and reforming the city’s procurement process.
The Center for Civic Innovation held a leadership breakfast Thursday morning with the two candidates in the run-off for City Council President – Felicia Moore and Alex Wan – two existing district Councilmembers.