Presidential Primary - March 1, 2016
State Primary - May 24, 2016
Georgia Senate Candidates Election Race for US Senate 2016
Election Race for Georgia U.S. Senator:
Georgia Candidates for US Congress Republican and Democrat :
History of Georgia. Information that every Georgia Senator Candidate and candidate for Congress Should Know
The largest state in the southeast, Georgia is typical of the changing South with an ever-increasing industrial development. Atlanta, largest city in the state, is the communications and transportation center for the Southeast and the area's chief distributor of goods.
Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken. Other major manufactured products are transportation equipment, food products, apparel, and chemicals.
Important agricultural products are corn, cotton, tobacco, soybeans, eggs, and peaches. Georgia produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state. From its vast stands of pine come more than half of the world's resins and turpentine and 74.4 percent of the U.S. supply. Georgia is a leader in the production of marble, kaolin, barite, and bauxite.
Senator Elections in Georgia 2016Voters in Georgia will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2016 elections.
Georgia has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.
The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss (R). Chambliss was first elected in 2002. On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2016. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.
After Saxby Chambliss' January 25, 2013 announcement that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2016, filed paperwork for his candidacy on February 6, 2013. lack of mastery in raising campaign funds, having ended his 2012 campaign with just $155,566 cash on hand, is one area of concern for his ability to win the seat. A potential primary challenger to Broun, Tom Price (R), already has nearly $1.6 million cash on hand in his campaign account. Price has said that he will decide whether to run by May 2013.
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