Tag Archives: Preston Smith

Olens, Hudgens win statewide runoffs

Sam Olens handily defeats Preston Smith to win the GOP runoff for attorney general; state Sen. Ralph Hudgens is the winner in the GOP race for insurance commissioner . . .

Tags: Georganna Sinkfield , John Douglas , Maria Sheffield , Preston Smith , Ralph Hudgens , Sam Olens , Tim Echols

Political Notes: Perdue appointees endorse Barnes

Two sheriffs appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to the state Board of Corrections are endorsing Perdue’s political enemy Roy Barnes in the race for governor; female legislators take a media swing around Georgia on behalf of Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: John Oxendine , karen handel , Nathan Deal , Preston Smith , roy barnes , Sam Olens , Sonny Perdue

Landmark poll has Handel in runoff lead

Handel has 9-point lead over Deal in runoff poll, but 17 percent are still undecided; Olens leads Smith in GOP runoff for attorney general . . .

Tags: karen handel , Nathan Deal , Preston Smith , Sam Olens

Political Notes: Deal picks up legislative endorsements

Three lawmakers announce their support for Nathan Deal over Karen Handel in the GOP runoff; Handel answers with a negative TV spot that denounces Deal as “corrupt” . . .

Tags: Arizona immigration law , Bill Hamrick , Buddy Carter , crush videos , jobless benefits , Johnny Isakson , karen handel , Lee Hawkins , mike thurmond , Nathan Deal , Preston Smith , Sam Olens , Tim Bearden , Tom Graves

Divorce records detail Smith affair

Newspaper publishes details of Sen. Preston Smith’s divorce, as Smith is running for attorney general in the Republican primary runoff . . .

Tags: divorce , Preston Smith , Sam Olens

Woodall-Hice in 7th District runoff

There was a bit of a surprise in the 7th Congressional District, where Rob Woodall will face Jody Hice in the runoff; Tom Graves was pushed into another runoff with Lee Hawkins in the 9th Congressional District . . .

Tags: Clay Cox , Jody Hice , Ken Hodges , Lee Hawkins , Preston Smith , Rob Woodall , Sam Olens , Tom Graves

Hodges, Teilhet fight to the bitter end

It’s become one of the hardest-fought races in Georgia as Rob Teilhet and Ken Hodges compete for the Democratic nomination for attorney general; there’s a spirited race in the Republican primary too, but not nearly as vicious . . .

Tags: attorney general , Ken Hodges , Max Wood , Preston Smith , Rob Teilhet , Sam Olens

Political Notes: Perdue aide is new GRTA director

Perdue names a new director for GRTA; Preston Smith vows to fight Obamacare in court; GALEO intervenes in a voter registration lawsuit . . .

Tags: GALEO , GRTA , Jannine Miller , Preston Smith , Sonny Perdue , voter registration

Political Notes – Potshots and mudflings in Sunday debates

Rounding up the Sunday debates in three different races; endorsements are rolling out with one week to go before the July 20 primaries; Tom Tancredo boosts Nathan Deal; . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , Bill Clinton , Brian Kemp , Darryl Hicks , dubose porter , Ken Hodges , Mark Butler , Mel Everson , Preston Smith , Rob Teilhet , Sam Olens , Terry Coleman , thurbert baker

Political Notes: Sierra Club makes primary endorsements

Sierra Club skips over the governor’s race, then endorses Democrat Carol Porter for lieutenant governor; Speaker David Ralston appoints several House members to transit study committee . . .

Tags: Carol Porter , David Ralston , Joey Brush , Preston Smith , roy barnes , Sierra Club , thurbert baker , Tim Echols