The South is considered the country’s most religious region, and Democrats hoping to reverse Republican gains there are finding their faith to be a valuable way to connect with voters. Religion always has been a personal matter, so candidates vary in how much they’re willing to talk about their faith. In Kentucky, Democratic U.S. Sen.
When Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia’s Senate race, the tea party was left without a favored candidate. Yet the state’s sizeable tea party crowd isn’t staying on the sidelines. Tea partyers now appear to be rallying behind Kingston, an 11-term congressman from Savannah
Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — or land somewhere in between. The president says his party shouldn’t apologize or go on the defensive about the Affordable Care Act. Candidates aren’t so sure. Two top recruits for Senate races — Michelle Nunn in
The national media continue to tout Georgia’s soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few “swing” states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally. And the current outlook for the May 20 Georgia contest might tell us a great deal not
Update: Not related, but this race also reminds us that Jason Carter is hoping to ride Grandpa Jimmy’s last name all the way to the Governor’s mansion. We could have a Nunn/Perdue/Carter threefer on the 2014 ballot. I guess that’s exciting? If only we could find a Kennedy to throw in the mix. Update 2: