2 area representatives voted to expel embattled Rep. George Santos, 3 others wanted him to stay in office
In a historic moment, the House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York after a critical ethics report on his conduct that accused him of converting campaign donations for his own use. He was just the sixth member in the chamber’s history to be ousted by colleagues.
Brunswick American Legion honors Golden Ray rescue crews
There was a heartfelt salute Thursday night to members of the Glynn County Fire Department, the Tow Pilots Association, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and others — for all their efforts in the early hours of the Golden Ray cargo ship capsizing in the St. Simons Sound.
Capitol riot aftermath; impeachment of President Trump; Inauguration Day safety
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rick Mullaney of Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack and former U.S. Rep. David Jolly join this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville” to talk about their experiences during the riot at the Capitol. They also discuss their views on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, including how they voted and why, and look ahead to the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Georgia fighting through election controversy
The 2020 election continues to focus on Georgia. First and foremost, former Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden will become the 46th president of the United States," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. I believe the President may have legal challenges underway in five states.”While Schumer and McConnell disagree in Washington, D.C., Georgia is fighting through election controversy. Buddy Carter, who represents Southeast Georgia and was just reelected to the House of Representatives. Carter said the election dispute is about fairness -- not whether someone is Republican or Democrat.
#FluVaxJax; Proposal would change the way city facilities are renamed; Rep. Buddy Carter
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” Duval County Medical Foundation President Dr. Sunil Joshi details the #FluVaxJax effort. Plus, Jacksonville City Councilman Ron Salem talks about a bill that he’s proposing. It would change the way that city facilities are renamed. And U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter explains what the sticking points might be to keep COVID-19 relief money coming from Washington, D.C.
Trump drilling reversal could boost coastal GOP senators
COLUMBIA, S.C. With one stroke, President Donald Trumps abrupt reversal on offshore drilling this week has loosened a political vise that was tightening around three Republicans senators running for reelection in coastal states where drilling is widely opposed. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue of Georgia, all Democratic targets. Brian Kemp, another Trump ally, and his Republican predecessor, Nathan Deal, have opposed drilling off the state's 100-mile (160 km) coast. The decision by President Trump to include South Carolina meets the desires of our coastal communities and states leadership, Graham said. I very much appreciate President Trump for listening to our state and delivering for our people.___Ben Nadler in Atlanta contributed to this report.
Results: U.S. House, Georgia State Senate races
Georgia voters returned to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races. Heres a look at the races on Southeast Georgia ballots:1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT(As of 11:30 p.m., the votes were still being counted for this race.) Democratic voters will decide on Lisa Ring or Joyce Marie Griggs as the challenger to Republican incumbent Rep. GEORGIA SENATE DISTRICT 3Republican Shelia McNeil was chosen with 63% of the vote. PIERCE COUNTYRepublican Sheriff Ramsey Bennett took 52% of the vote compared to Blackshear Police Maj. Robby Boatright, who took 48% of the vote.
US House runoffs top ballot for Georgia voters
Georgia voters will return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races, including Southeast Georgias U.S. House district, a state Senate seat, a couple of area county commissioner races and Pierce County sheriff. GEORGIA SENATE DISTRICT 3Republican voters in a sprawling state Senate district that includes Brantley, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh and part of Charlton counties will determine their candidate for the state seat now held by William Ligon, R-White Oak. GENERAL ASSEMBLYThere are 17 party runoffs and one special election runoff for House and Senate seats in the General Assembly. Sharon Beasley-Teague has represented House District 65 in south Fulton and part of Douglas counties since 1993. In DeKalb Countys House District 86, incumbent Michelle Henson, who has been in the House since 1991, won a plurality of the vote in a four-way race.
Congressman says convention will benefit both North Florida & South Georgia
Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, says safety will be the top priority when the Republican National Convention visits Jacksonville in August for President Trumps renomination speech. Carter said the convention is good for both sides of the Florida/Georgia line. Itll be beneficial to us in South Georgia, no question, he said. Hes passionate about health care issues and said hes concerned about the increase in reported COVID-19 cases. The RNC is a short-term, one-time boost, but Carter clearly wants the economy restarted and restored.
Democratic Senate race headlines ballots in Tuesdays Georgia Primary
Georgia Democrats will choose between seven contenders in a U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Republican David Perdue on Tuesday. The primary will be the first statewide test of Georgias new voting machines, which combines familiar touchscreen machines with printed-out paper ballots. Whats on the Georgia primary ballot? Although the two must live in District 4, which covers northern and eastern parts of Georgia, the race is on the ballot statewide. Blackman lost to incumbent Republican Lauren Bubba McDonald in 2014, while Noel lost a Democratic primary for the utility regulatory commission in a different district in 2018.
Republicans tour Savannah as possible GOP convention site
SAVANNAH, Ga. Organizers of the Republican National Convention are giving Georgias oldest city a close look as a possible replacement venue for the August convention after President Donald Trump dumped Charlotte, North Carolina, as the site where hell accept the GOP nomination. Brian Kemp joined GOP convention CEO Marcia Lee Kelly on Monday for a tour of Savannah and its convention center on Hutchinson Island, which overlooks the city's historic and tourist-friendly riverfront. The group was greeted by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, City Hall spokesman Nick Zoller said. He sounded skeptical Monday about the city hosting the GOP convention. The GOP convention would be the largest event to come to Savannah since President George W. Bush hosted the G-8 summit of world leaders on the Georgia coast in 2004.
City Council President-Designate Tommy Hazouri; Civic Council CEO Jeanne Miller and Georgia U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter
On This Week in Jacksonville, Kent Justice reports on Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry testifying before congress and speaks to City Council President-Designate Tommy Hazouri about the issues in front of the council. Also on Sundays program: Jacksonville Civic Council CEO Jeanne Miller talks about wanting to pass an update to the Human Rights Ordinance and Coastal Georgias U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter speaks about the investigation into the controversial killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Georgia congressman discusses Ahmaud Arbery case, controversy among his constituents
Attorneys for Ahmaud Arberys family want Washington, D.C., involved in the case. Also this week, a lawyer for the Arbery family said that a federal prosecutor told the slain mans mother federal officials are looking into how the case was handled. Im much more comfortable now than I was, say a month ago, at what is happening, said U.S. Rep. News4Jax spoke with Carter on Thursday about the case and the controversy among his constituents. They were taken into custody less than two days after the case was handed over to Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
What races on the ballot in the Georgia Primary?
Georgia seats in the U.S. SenateThe biggest prize -- and intrigue -- in this election year in Georgia are the state’s two seats in the U.S. Senate. Southeast Georgia state House districtsState House District 167District includes northern Glynn County and all of McIntosh County. GLYNN COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1: Incumbent Michael Floyd Browning is being challenged by fellow Republican Samuel Tostensen. WARE COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4: Incumbent Steve Bernard Sr. is being challenged by fellow Republican Jimmy Carter. Primary information from the Elections Division of the Georgia Secretary of State, augmented by other research by News4Jax.