WUGA Election 2018 Coverage

Coverage of the May 22, 2018 primary elections.

Contentious Georgia GOP Runoff Tests Trump Voters' Loyalty

Jul 24, 2018
AP Photo/John Bazemore

Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp have run to the Trumpian right as they try to win Georgia Republicans' nomination for governor in a Tuesday runoff.

The hardline rhetoric and the ads on illegal immigration and gun rights fit right in with Deep South conservatives. The question is whether that course is still the best path to Republican victory in the fall in a state where changing demographics and increasing urbanization have Georgia flirting with swing state status after two decades of GOP domination.

Secret recording sets Georgia GOP gubernatorial debate stage

Jul 12, 2018
AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File

More verbal fireworks can be expected in a debate between the two Republicans battling to become Georgia's governor.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp meet Thursday evening in Atlanta after Kemp's campaign released a secretly-recorded audio snippet where Cagle is heard saying the primary contest was about "who could be the craziest."

Cagle's campaign decried the release by Kemp as "dirty politics."

John Slights

Several newly-elected candidates turning out for a post-election party at Hendershots hosted by the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. President and Co-founder Mokah Jasmine Johnson says she’s encouraged by Clarke County now having three African-Americans on the commission.

“It’s historical, we’re excited,” Johnson said. “I mean as far as our organization, we want to see more diversity. “That’s what we’re pushing for, more diversity and inclusion and we’re encouraging more African-Americans to get up, get out and vote.”

Athens News Matters for May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters,  guests Lee Shearer with the Banner Herald, Blake Aued with Flagpole, and Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG discuss the primary election results, the surprises and what’s next.

Athens News Matters Summary for May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

On the next Athens News Matters, guests Lee Shearer with the Banner Herald, Blake Aued with Flagpole, and Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG discuss this week’s election results, the surprises and what’s next.

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