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Special election costly to counties

The cost estimate for nearly 394,000 voters to take part in a special election in Georgia's 9th Congressional district could be as much as $240,000.

March 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Special election moved to May 11

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has pushed back the date of a special election that will fill Georgia's vacant 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and two other vacancies under the Gold Dome.

March 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Ex-legislators resign assembly seats to run for Congress

At a key time in the legislative session, two state lawmakers are leaving to pursue their campaigns for the U.S. Congress.

March 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Voters elect Butler in Gillsville, Eubanks in Commerce

Special elections held Tuesday filled vacancies on the Gillsville and Commerce city councils.

March 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


Cottrell announces run for Hall commission seat

Jones Cottrell has announced he will run for the District 3 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

March 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


Commerce, Gillsville hold special elections

Believe it or not, today is an election day.

March 15, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Elections


Perdue gets more time to consider special election for Deal's seat

It is still unclear how U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's decision to delay his departure from Congress will affect the election to fill his seat.

March 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Deal delays House departure

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has had a slight change of heart.

March 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Independent Moon faces uphill battle for ballot signatures

When you're an independent candidate in Georgia, running ain't easy.

March 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Deal's exit not likely to sway final health care vote

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for federal lawmakers to vote "up or down" on bitterly contested health care legislation in the next few weeks without allowing Republicans to kill the bill with mere talk.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


9th District candidates may get a head start

Most of the candidates who already had hopes to be elected as Georgia's 9th District congressman in November now say they have their sights set on finishing out the last few months of U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's current term.

March 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


U.S. Rep. Deal resigning from post

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.

March 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Gubernatorial candidate vows to protect gun rights

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray McBerry came to what he called "the heart of Nathan Deal territory" Monday calling for a rejection of mainstream conservatism and seeking support from Gainesville's constitutional conservatives.

March 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


Text of Nathan Deal's resignation speech

One of the highest honors of my life has been the privilege to serve the great people of North Georgia in the Congress of the United States.

My wife and my family join me in thanking you for your support and confidence which have allowed me to lead the fight to preserve the values that have made our nation great.

March 01, 2010 | | Elections


Linder won't seek re-election to U.S. House seat

February 27, 2010 | | Elections


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