The line of candidates flying into Augusta was so thick that they occasionally bumped into each other Monday on the eve of what both parties hope will be a historic election. Retiring Georgia Gov. Zell Miller headlined a unified Democratic ticket while Republican candidates popped in at Daniel Field Airport throughout the day. And though he was backing the Democratic slate, Mr. Miller predicted it will be a nail-biter today. "It's going to be one of the closest (elections) this state has ever seen," Mr. Miller said.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, a frequent critic of House Republican leaders, is calling a truce long enough to help them raise $37 million for GOP candidates. Mr. Graham, R-S.C., has joined a task force of Republican House members in charge of an effort to convince unopposed GOP incumbents, or those without serious competition, to contribute to Republicans facing tighter races.
WASHINGTON -- A business group determined to drive U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood and other conservative House members away from managed-care reform is hitting them on their home turf.
WASHINGTON -- The lines are being drawn for what promises to be among the most divisive battles in Congress this year, the fight over managed-care reform. On one side: Democrats, consumer groups and medical providers, convinced that patients must have a "bill of rights" to end abuses by cost-cutting managed-care companies. On the other: Republicans, health-insurance companies and business groups, worried that heavy-handed government restrictions would send premiums through the roof.
...the courtesy of judging him for what he did, not based on what political agendas are out there," he said. Dr. Norwood's spokesman John Stone said Monday that Dr. Norwood would vote for Mr. Gingrich today. While a handful of Republicans...
Georgia hunger activist Sandra Robertson sees millions of starving children thrown out in the street because of the welfare compromise announced Wednesday. But U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's office said the bill is really the crack of light from a door of opportunity long shut and now opening. President Clinton announced Wednesday he would sign a compromise welfare reform bill that limits benefits to five years and returns many federal programs for the poor over to the states in the form of block grants.
WASHINGTON -- Supporters say President Clinton's directive establishing a "bill of rights" for Americans enrolled in federal health-care programs should boost U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's managed-care reform bill. But reform opponents see Friday's executive order as an opportunity to look at the effects of restrictions proposed by Dr. Norwood, R-Ga., and others before plunging into new government regulations.
WASHINGTON -- While signs point to an early adjournment for Congress this fall, lawmakers representing the Augusta and Aiken areas aren't eager to leave town until their pet proposals have been addressed. With the pleasant memory of balanced-budget and tax-cut agreements still fresh in voters' minds, some congressional leaders are talking about, in a sense, quitting while they're ahead and limiting the fall agenda to approving the spending bills necessary to keep government running.
...ethics committee ought to be a tool to drive middle-class people away from Congress," he said. John Stone, Dr. Norwood's spokesman, said he would be in committee meetings after Tuesday's decision on Mr. Gingrich, and would not be available...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's narrow re-election victory over Democrat David Bell last month was the second most expensive Georgia House race this year. The two 10th Congressional District candidates had combined to spend nearly $2.2 million through Nov. 25, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Only the $7.1 million spent by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Marietta, and losing Democratic challenger Michael Coles eclipsed the race between Norwood, R-Evans, and Democrat David Bell.