Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Greg:

Kemp slammed federal stimulus, but he’s using it now to help win reelection

Gov. Brian Kemp called the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill congressional Democrats passed in March 2021 a wasteful measure that didn’t give Georgia its fair share. → Read More

Despite big fundraising edge, Abrams is running as an underdog

Stacey Abrams holds a huge fundraising lead over Gov. Brian Kemp despite the benefits of his incumbency. Yet never has she been more forceful at framing herself as an underdog with an unpredictable race against a powerful Republican. → Read More

Controversies mount for Herschel Walker, but impact is questionable

Growing questions about U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker’s credibility threaten his campaign at a time when Republicans want nothing more than to talk about high inflation and economic uncertainty. → Read More

Georgia Democrats ramp up effort seeking early slot on 2024 primary schedule

Georgia Democrats are stepping up their campaign to land a coveted spot among the earliest states to vote in the 2024 presidential primary with a video highlighting the state’s diversity, history and emergence as one of the nation’s most important political battlegrounds. → Read More

Georgia Democrats rally against ‘extremist’ Supreme Court

DALTON — Margaret Rhodes walked into a Democratic rally in a crowded North Georgia gym with an accessory: an aging abortion rights button she wore to show her disdain for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Top Georgia Democrats take different paths on abortion limits

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams have each put a pledge to protect abortion rights at the heart of their November campaigns. But the two Democrats are taking different approaches to how they would do so. → Read More

Rebuked again: Trump’s picks for House seats in Georgia go bust

Georgia Republican voters rebuked Donald Trump for the second time in a month Tuesday by rejecting his picks for a pair of open U.S. House seats, another blow to the former president after his attempt to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp and other incumbents collapsed. → Read More

‘A gamble’: Abrams bets her appeal can reshape Democratic ticket in runoffs

Turnout in next week’s Democratic runoffs is expected to be so light that statewide candidates are battling apathy as much as they’re feuding with each other. Stacey Abrams hopes her name-brand appeal can tilt the balance in favor of her favorite contenders. → Read More

Kemp picks Collins over ex-Democrat Jones in Georgia’s 10th District

Since switching parties last year, former Democrat Vernon Jones has repeatedly blasted Gov. Brian Kemp as a phony Republican. Now the governor is looking to get the last laugh with a move that could help seal Jones’ defeat in Tuesday’s congressional runoff. → Read More

Atlanta could get its World Cup dreams answered

After years of planning and preparation, Atlanta will find out Thursday whether it made the final cut as one of about 16 cities to host the 2026 World Cup. And Georgia officials are optimistic the city’s name will be called after a mysterious and unusually lengthy selection process. → Read More

New Jersey aims to lure Georgia firms by warning of ‘dangerous’ anti-abortion policies

New Jersey’s governor recently made an extraordinary appeal to seven companies with deep roots in Georgia to relocate their businesses to protect female employees from the “dangerous potential new reality” that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Georgia GOP chair’s impartiality questioned after Republican primary

Interviews with more than a dozen senior GOP officials, each who spoke anonymously for fear of retribution, revealed a lack of confidence in state Republican Party Chairman David Shafer’s leadership and worries that he could damage Republican attempts to unify ahead of a challenging November election. → Read More

Feds interview Georgia Republicans who refused to serve as ‘fake’ electors

Federal investigators have interviewed several Georgia Republicans who refused to join a phony slate of GOP electors to help Donald Trump’s failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Candidates unveil strategies in Georgia’s top races

The policy divides in Georgia’s marquee political races came into clearer focus after this week’s primaries, as Republicans tied their opponents to President Joe Biden and Democrats condemned pro-gun GOP stances following another mass shooting. → Read More

Rematch: Kemp’s GOP victory sets up another battle with Abrams

Gov. Brian Kemp crushed former U.S. Sen. David Perdue to score a GOP primary victory that showed the limits of Donald Trump’s endorsement in Georgia and set up a rematch against Democrat Stacey Abrams in November. → Read More

Trump, turnout and turmoil: What to watch in Georgia’s primary

The election cycle kicks into higher gear in Georgia on Tuesday with primaries that will shape the November races and the political future of one of the nation’s most important battleground states. → Read More

After long Georgia history, Hyundai’s EV plant deal clinched quickly

How Hyundai's electric vehicle factory deal near Savannah happened. → Read More

Georgia primaries will define a messy November election

Georgia’s swing-state status will be on full display during Tuesday’s primary, when voters will decide party nominees for statewide, congressional and legislative offices that will define the November election and help set the national political agenda. → Read More

Inside the Georgia ‘mega’ campus that will soon host a massive Hyundai plant

Hyundai plans to build a large plant in Georgia on a 2,284-acre ecnomic development “megasite” off Interstate 16 in Bryan County, not far from Savannah → Read More

Once a fringe idea, many Georgia Republicans now push for total abortion ban

Following the leaking of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that indicates Roe v. Wade will be overturned, the rush by leading Republican candidates to take absolute positions opposing abortion underscores a contrast. Many anti-abortion activists have not aggressively pushed for a total ban on the procedure, wary of a backlash from voters wary of a seismic change in abortion law. → Read More