Same seat. Different campaign. And Hall County's former state senator has a long way to go if he wants to be the next representative of Georgia's 9th District in the U.S. House, it seems. Former state Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, received enough votes in a special election Tuesday to compete in a runoff to finish Nathan Deal's term. But support for his campaign was still 12 percentage points behind that of opponent Tom Graves. Though ...
Though the legislature will not be in session, senator-elect Butch Miller may have a busy seven months.
Precinct leaders saw a slow trickle of voters roll into Northeast Georgia polling places Tuesday to vote for open seats in the 9th District U.S. House and the state Senate District 49.
Butch Miller swept the polls, crushing two other candidates for a seat in the Georgia Senate in Tuesday's special election.
Voters will have to take to the polls again to decide who will complete Nathan Deal's term in the U.S. House: Tom Graves or Lee Hawkins.
Voters trickled into polling places across Northeast Georgia this morning for an atypical election that could see low turnout.
Expecting low voter turnout during a special election is like expecting rain from a cloud shooting bolts of lightning.
While other candidates milked all they could out of the last few moments before the deadline for voters to decide who should replace Nathan Deal in the U.S. House, Eugene Moon spent the weekend close to home.
Here is a sampling of responses to The Times' from local voters discussing election issues that matter most to them.
When the Hall County Young Democrats were honored last month as Georgia's Young Democrat chapter of the year, it certainly wasn't for their membership numbers.
At age 68, Bill Early says he is paying much more attention to the economy than he ever has.
For 79 years, lawyers have represented the people of Georgia's 9th District in the U.S. House.
From each end of the 9th U.S. House District, Republicans Lee Hawkins and Tom Graves have taken potshots at each other for nearly two months.
Democrat Mike Freeman, who once said he would seek Georgia's 9th District seat in the U.S. House, has yet to tell the Secretary of State that he's changed his mind.
For the first time in 12 years, there will be a new district attorney next year in White, Lumpkin, Towns and Union counties.