The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local conservative group, are hosting the final of their three primary forums, this one for the crowded state school superintendent seat, at 7 p.m., tonight at Peachtree Academy's Covington campus, 14101 U.S. Highway 278.
With U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, deciding to seek Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, a crowded field of Republicans is lining up to take his 10th district seat, which represents the eastern half of Newton County.
The slate of county, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia in 2014 is set after qualifying ended noon Friday, and Newton County voters may experience a few cases of déjà vu, in addition to seeing some new candidates entering the scene.
The slate of local, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia is set after qualifying ended at noon today. Check out the full list of races involving Newton County below. (A bolded "P" by the seat means there will be a contested primary election on May 20.)
With the May 20 Primary seemingly around the corner, and early voting beginning April 28, state and local candidates are working to sway voters.
One of Newton County's most important state legislative seats is up for grabs this year, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance are hosting a forum tonight for the public.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sporadic problems were reported Tuesday at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a voting machine that lit up for Republican Mitt Romney even when a voter pressed the button for President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans will probably know who their next president is on Tuesday night or early Wednesday, but the formal process for picking a president actually extends beyond then.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia early voting picked up in the final days, but it looks like turnout will fall just short of the 2 million ballots cast before the 2008 election.
Tomorrow, CovNews.com will be your source for local election coverage.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their last stands of the 2012 campaign Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the vote in their favor.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states.
Early voters continue to turn out in droves, as both political parties are doing their best to turn out the vote leading up to the Nov. 6 election.
Candidates seeking elected office in Newton County were asked to weigh in on Baxter International's arrival, how the county can attract new residents and business and what the future looks like at a Thursday forum hosted by the Newton County Home Builders Association.
In an effort to educate voters before the general election, the Newton-Rockdale chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold a forum for Rockdale candidates Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Christian Church, 1316 Olympic Court, in Conyers.
Q: You have been a county commissioner previously, but were not re-elected the last time in District 2. Why should Republican voters of District 5 choose you to represent them in a new district?
Q: You have never held a political office before. Why should Republican voters choose you to represent them in a new district?
The House District 113 race will be determined in the August 21 run-off election after incumbent Pamela Dickerson received 42 percent of the Democratic votes (1,959 votes) and Sharon Sawyer received 32.47 percent (1,512 votes).
Three-term District Four Congressman Hank Johnson will face Republican Chris Vaughn in November after defeating two local candidates in the Democratic Primary. Johnson earned nearly 77% of the votes with 52,903 votes versus Courtney Dillard's 13,118 votes and 2,724 for Lincoln Nunnally.
One of the most wide-reaching votes of the evening had one of the biggest buildups as advocates hailed it as the future of transportation funding, while opponents labeled it as yet another example of poor government planning that wouldn't accomplish what is said it would.