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BREAKING: Election night results

Jordan Price

November 5, 2014

In an election-night shocker, both David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal have significantly outperformed their polls and won their races outright, avoiding what many saw as probable runoffs in both races. Perdue's win helps the GOP take control of the Senate, and Deal's win is one of many surprisingly robust...

Election night may just be the beginning

Election night may just be the beginning

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014

Election 2014 has been an odd paradox: chaotic and exciting yet consistent and static. Some races (like Kansas & Georgia for Democrats as well as Colorado & Iowa for Republicans) have become or remained unexpectedly competitive. However, the overall picture of the 2014 midterms has been remarkably stable;...

Turn out to Turbovote

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014

Nov. 4, 2014, is more than just a day to vote; it is a day to express your voice, to make your opinions heard and to exercise your right to have a say in who represents your interests in both state and national government. There is an undeniable feeling of patriotism involved in walking into the polling...

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014

The Republican Party’s chances of winning control of the US Senate appear quite robust. Races which were tossups a few months ago (such as Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alaska) now favor Republicans while races which were previously considered safe territory for Democrats (such as Colorado and Iowa) have...

President Obama should seek Congress approval

President Obama should seek Congress approval

Jordan Price

October 1, 2014

In 2008, the war-weary American public elected Democrat Barack Obama by a sweeping 7 percent margin that saw the Illinois senator winning a landslide 365 electoral votes to Republican John McCain’s 173. Obama ran up huge margins in states that Democrat John Kerry had barely managed to hold four years...

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Jordan Price

September 11, 2014

Democrats should be worried; their Senate control is standing on thin ice that is beginning to crack. Currently, the Democrats have 55 seats (including two independents), and the Republicans have 45. To gain control, Republicans will need to pick up six seats. This is to avoid a tie, which would be...

7 candidates debate in GOP primary

Jordan Price

March 20, 2014

On Saturday, March 8, the seven Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Georgia met at the Anderson Conference Center on Eisenhower Parkway for a general policy debate. All seven candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat occupied by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)....

Political snippets: an overlook of this coming year’s politics

Jordan Price

February 6, 2014

2014 is sure to be an exciting year for many reasons and the upcoming midterm elections ensure that this year will be filled with many fascinating twists and turns! This coming November, all 435 members of the United States House of Representatives will be up for re-election, as well as 33 United States...

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