Tag Archives: Jack Murphy

Corporate coalition supporting Murphy in legislative runoff battle

State Sen. Jack Murphy tries to fend off another tea party-backed challenger in his Forsyth County Senate race, one of several legislative seats that will be decided in Tuesday’s runoffs . . .

Tags: Ellis Black , Jack Murphy , Legislative elections , Michael Williams

Balfour, Thompson ousted from Senate; Parent wins bitter Democratic primary

Sens. Don Balfour and Steve Thompson lose their primary races; former legislator Elena Parent wins the race to replace Sen. Jason Carter; Sen. Jack Murphy is in a GOP runoff . . .

Tags: Don Balfour , elena parent , Jack Murphy , Jason Carter , State senate races

Corporate giants make late push in state legislative races

Georgia’s wealthiest corporate citizens are raising money through an independent committee organized by Republican Party lawyers to try to beat tea party legislators and support incumbents with primary opposition . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , Coca-Cola , Delta Air Lines , Don Parsons , Fran Millar , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Power , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Sam Moore , SunTrust

Ralston’s race is one of several challenges to legislative veterans

Several prominent lawmakers are faced with challengers in their own party primaries, including Speaker David Ralston . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , David Ralston , Debbie Dooley , Don Balfour , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Legislative elections , Ray Boyd , Sam Moore , Sam Snider

For the alcohol industry, three tiers remain firmly in place

Legislators pass a few minor alcohol bills but leave the industry largely alone during the session . . .

Tags: alcohol laws , Jack Murphy , three-tier system

Nunn qualifies for Senate race, finds herself under attack again

Even before she could fill out the qualifying paperwork, Senate candidate Michelle Nunn was being attacked by Georgia Republicans . . .

Tags: Greg Hecht , Jack Murphy , Jesse Stone , John Padgett , Michelle Nunn , Sam Olens , Senate race , state school superintendent

Pennington qualifies with a hard swing at incumbent governor

David Pennington is already mixing it up with his Republican primary opponent, Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: David Pennington , David Ralston , governor's GOP primary , Jack Murphy , Jason Carter , Nathan Deal , Sam Snider

On the campaign trail: Jason Carter takes another look at governor’s race

State Sen. Jason Carter may reconsider the governor’s race; Michelle Nunn will disclose a strong quarter of fundraising for her senate campaign . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , governor\'s race , Jack Kingston , Jack Murphy , Jason Carter , karen handel , Michael Williams , Michelle Nunn , Phil Gingrey , Senate race

Guilty plea closes out Alpharetta bank fraud case

Miami hotel developer pleads guilty in fraud cause involving one of Georgia’s largest bank failures . . .

Tags: bank failure , FDIC , Guy Mitchell , Integrity Bank , Jack Murphy , Sally Yates

Bill will raise the limit for home-brewed beer

A bill raising the amount of beer that a person can brew at home receives final passage from the state Senate . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , home-brewed beer , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer