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Celebs Threaten State Over New Abortion Bill

Alyssa Milano spearheads petition against Georgia's 'heartbeat' bill

(Newser) - Hollywood has Georgia on its mind—and not in a good way. Fifty actors have signed a petition threatening to urge film and TV production away from the state if it passes a new abortion bill, the Huffington Post reports. Alyssa Milano spearheaded the petition, which says "billions of... More »

Abrams Ends Georgia Bid With Fiery Parting Shot

She acknowledges Brian Kemp will be the next governor, accuses him of voter suppression

(Newser) - It's over in Georgia: Stacey Abrams called a press conference Friday to acknowledge that Republican Brian Kemp will be the state's next governor, reports Politico . But Abrams made clear that she thinks Kemp, who oversaw the election as secretary of state, is guilty of foul play. "To... More »

In Contentious Ga. Governor's Race, Kemp Resigns as Secretary of State

Stacey Abrams is still hoping for a runoff

(Newser) - Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he has enough votes to become Georgia governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing in one of the nation's marquee midterm races. As the state's top election official, Kemp... More »

Stacey Abrams Not About to Concede in Georgia

She's hoping for a December runoff against Brian Kemp

(Newser) - The next governor of Georgia has yet to be decided, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams declining to concede the race to Republican Brian Kemp. As of 11am ET, CNN reports Kemp led Abrams by almost 68,000 votes with 99% of precincts reporting. That gives him 50.4% of the... More »

Governors' Races: Gillum Concedes in Florida

Scott Walker loses bid for 3rd term in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Thirty-six governors' races were on the ballot Tuesday, but two of those contests—in Florida and Georgia—dominated the political landscape. In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the state's first black governor, conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, reports the... More »

Already-Hot Georgia Governor's Race Just Got Hotter

GOP candidate Kemp says his office investigating state Democrats over alleged voter hack

(Newser) - If you thought the race for Georgia governor had gotten testy enough , welcome to an even testier Sunday: The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate, announced overnight that it is investigating a "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system," specifically, "... More »

Obama Stays on Trump, GOP: Why 'So Angry All the Time'?

Former president appeared Friday at rallies in Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates and making "fiery speeches." He continued making the rounds Friday, and while rallying in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who's running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the former president said he was... More »

Jimmy Carter to Ga. Official: Step Down Before Election

Carter sends letter to secretary of state Brian Kemp in contentious gubernatorial race

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams. The 94-year-old Carter's request, made... More »

Senate Hopes Slipping Away for Democrats

Map doesn't look good, pollsters say

(Newser) - With congressional races around the country tightening up, fewer Democrats are talking about a "blue wave"—and some concede that the Senate now looks out of reach. To win control of the chamber, Democrats need to pick up two seats and hang on to 10 others in states... More »

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator'

David Perdue seemed to have not liked a query on voter suppression while visiting Georgia Tech

(Newser) - As controversy continues to swirl around the Brian Kemp-Stacey Abrams gubernatorial faceoff in Georgia, a senator campaigning for Kemp created one of his own. Kemp, who's currently Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of trying to purge voter rolls ahead of the November election, and a Georgia... More »

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