Posts filed under "campaign coverage"

What the 2014 elections mean for DeKalb County

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2014

Democrats did pretty well in DeKalb County on Nov. 4, but that’s the thinnest of silver linings on what was an otherwise brutal night for the party. At the federal level, Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate and Republicans maintained their majority in the United States House of Representatives. In Georgia, that translated into […]

Election results – GOP wins big

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

This post has been updated.  Georgia Republicans scored a decisive victory on Tuesday, retaining the governor’s seat and electing a U.S. Senator. Locally, Democrat Elena Parent thumped Republican opponent Greg Williams to become the next Senate District 42 Senator. Parent replaces Jason Carter, who lost to incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal. Democrat Michelle Nunn lost to […]

Dear Decaturish – Thank you Mary Frances Weeks

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

We accept letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and are typically 400 to 800 words in length. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content. To send your letter to the editor, email it to Dear Decaturish, I am a citizen of DeKalb who believes in voting in […]

It’s election day – Please vote!

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

The general election is being held today, Nov. 4. Polls opened at 7 am and will close at 7 pm. In today’s election, voters will choose who will represent them in the U.S. Senate and whether the governor should be reelected. A former Decatur School Board member will be on the ballot. She’s running for […]

CNN poll puts Carter, Nunn ahead

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2014

A poll released by CNN shows that Democratic candidates in two high profile state races have a slight lead over their Republican opponents going into the Nov. 4 election. The survey of 565 likely voters shows that they favor Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter over incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, 48 percent to 46 percent. […]

State superintendent endorses Wilson

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 23, 2014

Democratic candidate for state school superintendent Valarie Wilson on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the current Republican school superintendent. Superintendent John Barge was first elected in 2010 and decided to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 primary instead of seeking a second term. Deal prevailed. Wilson is in a close race […]

Nov. 4 election – What you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 20, 2014

The Nov. 4 election is two weeks away and there’s a flood of data out there on our state and local races. Here’s a quick summary of what’s going on in each race and some useful links to help you make your decision on Nov. 4. Polls show Deal leading Carter in governor’s race and […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Outsourcing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 12, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn would like us to know that David Perdue, her Republican opponent, likes outsourcing jobs. If I understand her political ads correctly, David Perdue personally took thousands of jobs, stacked them in a pile and set them on fire. He enjoyed doing this, and I’ve been led to believe he probably rubbed […]

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2014

People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election have until next Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote. The Nov. 4 general election will decide several important races, including: – The governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, R, and state Sen. Jason Carter, D. – The U.S. Senate race between David […]

Five sign-up to replace disgraced commissioner

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 10, 2014

Qualifying for candidates looking to replace former District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer ended Wednesday, Sept. 10, and the county is also planning to set aside a Sunday in October for early voting. Boyer resigned her commission seat last month and later pleaded guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud. The special election will be held […]

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