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SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open
SNL Skewers Herschel Walker
in Cold Open
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SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open

Kenan Thompson portrays the Georgia candidate

(Newser) - SNL isn't easing up on Herschel Walker in the final days ahead of his Georgia Senate runoff. The cold open of Saturday Night Live featured Kenan Thompson as Walker strategizing with Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), John Cornyn (Mikey Day), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong), per...

Teen Campaigning for Warnock Shot on Doorstep

Man in Savannah fired through the front door, police say

(Newser) - A teenager campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia was shot and wounded on the doorstep of a Savannah home, according to police. "At this point, there is no indication the shooting was politically motivated," city police said in a statement Friday. The 15-year-old boy was shot in...

Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks, but Walker Stays Close
Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks,
but Walker Stays Close
the rundown

Warnock Leads, Obama Mocks, but Walker Stays Close

The Georgia Senate runoff is tight ahead of Tuesday

(Newser) - To the surprise of no one, the Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker remains extremely tight days ahead of their Tuesday runoff election in Georgia. A CNN poll of likely voters out Friday gives Democratic incumbent Warnock a 52-48 lead over the former football star, a single point...

$10M Settlement Reached in Student's Heat Death

Settlement that includes renaming of high school gym is 'bittersweet,' Imani Bell's father says

(Newser) - The parents of a Georgia high school basketball player who collapsed while practicing outdoors in sweltering heat and later died announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a $10 million settlement with the school district. As part of the settlement, the Clayton County school system agreed to rename the gymnasium...

Trump Steering Clear of Georgia Runoff

Former president doesn't plan a rally for Herschel Walker, which could backfire

(Newser) - As the Senate runoff in Georgia heads into crunch time, one big name won't be playing a public role. Politico and the New York Times report that Donald Trump has no plans to stage one of his signature rallies for Herschel Walker. Trump is still a strong supporter of...

FBI Says Missing Toddler's Remains Found in Landfill

Quinton Simon's mother was arrested last week

(Newser) - The FBI on Monday confirmed that the bones found in a Georgia landfill are those of a toddler who had been reported missing last month and whose mother was arrested last week on charges including murder. The FBI used DNA analysis to confirm that the bones belonged to 20-month-old Quinton...

Georgia's Abortion Ban, Found to Be Invalid, Is Back in Place

State Supreme Court reinstates ban days after lower court ruling found law to be invalid

(Newser) - The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy, abruptly ending access to later abortions that had resumed days earlier . In a one-page order, the justices put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while they consider an...

Police: Chances of Finding Toddler's Remains Are Slim
Mother Charged in Death
of Missing 20-Month-Old
updated

Mother Charged in Death of Missing 20-Month-Old

Police to resume search of Georgia landfill for Quinton Simon next week

(Newser) - After searching in vain for a missing 20-month-old boy since early October, police in Georgia have arrested his mother on a murder charge. Leilani Simon, 22, is being detained pending a bond hearing, Chatham County police said Monday. "We do not anticipate any other arrests in connection with this...

Brian Kemp Makes Change, Campaigns for Walker

Governor's showing in general election far surpassed the Senate nominee's

(Newser) - After an election in which he received 200,000 more votes than Herschel Walker, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made his first public appearance with his party's Senate candidate. "We cannot rest on our laurels here," Kemp said in a seven-minute speech Saturday at a rally in Cobb...

Judge Makes Big Ruling on Early Voting in Georgia

Voters can now head to polls on Saturday, Nov. 26, for Senate runoff race between Warnock, Walker

(Newser) - The Georgia Senate race between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker is headed for a Dec. 6 runoff , and thanks to a Fulton County judge's decision this week, locals can add one more day to the calendar in which they'll be able to cast their in-person ballot....

Authorities Rule on Debbie Collier's Cause of Death

'Self-inflicted,' cops say of 59-year-old Georgia woman found dead in September

(Newser) - After a two-month mystery in Georgia that earned headlines around the country, authorities say they now know how Debbie Collier died. "A detailed examination of all gathered information has enabled investigators to determine, based on factual evidence and data, that Mrs. Collier's death was self-inflicted," the Habersham...

Walker Faces Tough Odds as Money Pours Into Georgia Race

Stakes are lower, but both parties are still taking race very seriously

(Newser) - Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of Georgia is definitely the underdog heading into a runoff against Sen. Raphael Warnock, at least according to GOP operatives who spoke to the Hill . Walker finished 48,000 votes behind Warnock in the general election, in stark contrast to fellow Republican Gov. Brian Kemp,...

Polls Close on Marquee Race of Warnock vs. Walker
Warnock vs. Walker Will
Be Decided in December
election 2022

Warnock vs. Walker Will Be Decided in December

Georgia Senate race headed for a runoff

(Newser) - One of the biggest contests of the 2022 midterms—Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia vs. Republican challenger Herschel Walker—won't be decided for nearly a month. The AP on Wednesday reported that neither candidate crossed the 50% threshold needed under state law to win the race, and so...

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams Concedes Governor's Race
In Georgia, Stacey Abrams
Concedes Governor's Race
election 2022

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams Concedes Governor's Race

Rematch with Brian Kemp results in another Republican victory

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams' second attempt to win the governor's seat in Georgia has ended the same way the first one did—with a celebration for Republican Brian Kemp. The polls had been trending incumbent Kemp's way for a quite a while, and Abrams could not turn the tide. Abrams...

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off
Rapper Takeoff
to Get Big Send-Off

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off

Funeral will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena

(Newser) - Takeoff will get quite the sendoff. A funeral for the rapper, who was shot dead at a Houston bowling alley a week ago, will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena, home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, which can hold some 20,000 people, TMZ reports. Kirshnik...

One of Stacey Abrams' Big Problems: Male Voters
A Look at Why
Stacey Abrams Is Trailing
the rundown

A Look at Why Stacey Abrams Is Trailing

Georgia gubernatorial candidate is behind in the polls, and Black men in particular are a factor

(Newser) - Stacey Abrams became a political phenom four years ago when she lost the Georgia governor's race by only a whisker. If the polls are correct, however, she is poised to lose the same race again next week to the same opponent, Brian Kemp, by a bigger margin. FiveThirtyEight....

New Poll Assesses 4 Key Senate Races
New Poll
Assesses
4 Key
Senate Races

New Poll Assesses 4 Key Senate Races

Democrats lead in 3, including Pennsylvania, and are deadlocked in Nevada, per 'NYT' data

(Newser) - The midterms are just eight days away, and new polls continue to roll out—including a major one from the New York Times and Siena College. It looks at four key Senate races and finds that Democrats hold slim leads in three, with the last one deadlocked.
  • Arizona: Democratic Sen.
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Georgia Student Killed by Plane Propeller After Date

Accident happened Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport

(Newser) - A college student died after being struck by the propeller of a small plane as he disembarked at an airport in southeast Georgia, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport, FAA spokesman Steve Kulm said....

Georgia's First Day of Early Voting Was a Massive One

131K ballots cast on first day of midterms voting—nearly double the turnout of 2018

(Newser) - If Georgia's kickoff to the midterms is any hint of what's to come, the US may see voting records smashed in the 2022 election. Monday was the first day of early voting in the Peach State, and 131,318 locals came out to cast their in-person ballots—nearly...

Herschel Walker Tries to Flip Badge Brouhaha in His Favor

Campaign of GOP Senate candidate from Ga. has ordered 1K plastic badges to use as fundraising tool

(Newser) - By now, many of us have seen the moment when Herschel Walker whipped out an honorary deputy sheriff's badge during his debate Friday with Raphael Warnock as they both vie for a seat in the US Senate out of Georgia. Walker took heat from one of the moderators for...

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