Peach State Politics with Niles Francis

Niles Francis
Covering politics and elections in Georgia and across the country
Created 28 Dec 2020
  • 'Unprecedented': Perdue entrance shakes up Gov race
    07 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Former Sen. David Perdue Unprecedented. Scorched-earth. Nasty. Those are just some of the terms being used to describe the recent development in the race for Georgia governor. Days after 2018 Democrat...
  • Election 2022: Abrams launches Gov run
    02 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Stacey Abrams Former Georgia House Democratic Leader and 2018 gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams announced on Wednesday that she will run for governor again in 2022, putting an end to months of specu...
  • BREAKING: Dickens stuns Moore to become Atlanta's next Mayor
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Andre Dickens interviewed by WSB-TV After a contentious runoff campaign, Atlanta has chosen its next Mayor. City councilman Andre Dickens has been elected the 61st Mayor of Georgia’s capital city, acc...
  • Runoff elections in Atlanta: a guide
    30 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s runoff election day in the city of Atlanta. Voters in Georgia’s capital city will return to the polls to render the final verdict in several runoff elections, which are being held after no candid...
  • Opinion: Andre was made for this moment
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Andre Dickens Since the creation of this newsletter, I have tried my best to steer clear of announcing my support of different candidates and sharing my political beliefs. But as Atlanta prepares to e...
  • McBath switches to Safe Dem district, sets up clash with Bourdeaux
    23 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lucy McBath The game of redistricting musical chairs continues. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) announced on Monday that she will run for re-election in friendlier territory after ...
  • New congressional map will expand GOP majority
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Rep. Lucy McBath The congressional map that Georgia Democrats have dreaded all year has finally been released. Republican state legislators, who have full control over the decennial redistricting proc...
  • Opinion: GA redistricting committee calls hearing -- on maps that don't exist
    17 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    House Speaker David Ralston and State Rep. Bonnie Rich (R-Suwanee) discuss redistricting (photo credit: Rahul Bali) Georgia legislators have begun the process of redrawing the state’s 14 congressional...
  • Georgia braces for congressional redistricting
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux Lawmakers at the Georgia State Capitol are preparing to enter a critical new phase of the 2021 redistricting session. The final set of state legislative maps were app...
  • Opinion: A note to Sen. Max Cleland
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) On this Veterans Day, we are going to take a break from the redistricting drama at the state capitol and instead pay our respects to a honorable statesman that the natio...
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