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Perdue becomes first Republican governor since 1872

ATLANTA -- Sonny Perdue became Georgia's first Republican governor in more than a century Monday, pledging not to let the historic party shift disrupt state government. "In the wake of an unprecedented...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/13/met_364035.shtml
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The carpetbagger who became governor

...tell you about a predecessor -- Georgia's first Republican governor, Rufus Bullock of Augusta.Most Georgia legends...January, he will do so not only as Georgia's first Republican governor in 130 years, he will have been the state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/bill-kirby/2010-01-31/carpetbagge
Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/ex-sc-gov-edwards-dies
Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies at 87

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.His son-in-law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/former-sc-governor-james
Ex-governors urge citizenship test for students

...Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges (1999-2003) and former Gov. James Edwards, who in 1975 took office as the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction.They want the Legislature to pass a bill letting high school students boost their final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-17/ex-governors-urge-citizenship
Phil Gingrey endorses Jack Kingston for Senate

...Kingston said.Gingrey described Perdue as a moderate, a label rejected by Perdue, the cousin of Georgia's first Republican governor and a former CEO of Dollar General and other major corporations.Perdue renewed his challenge Monday for Kingston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-06-04/phil-gingrey-endorses-jack-king
Ethics package has tough path despite support

ATLANTA - Ethics reform is suddenly in vogue at the state Capitol. Sonny Perdue, the first Republican governor in 130 years, has made ethics one of his top priorities for the year, along with education and the economy. Democrat Terry Coleman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/26/met_366681.shtml
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First year challenged Perdue

...Just one year ago, Georgia was on the brink of huge changes. Sonny Perdue was about to become the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction. Control of the General Assembly was divided between Republicans and Democrats. Languishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/28/met_396199.shtml
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How will we remember Sonny Perdue?

MACON, Ga. -- George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III will go down in history as Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, the biggest wave of a GOP tide that's still rising.He will be remembered as a manager and as a governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-26/how-will-we-remember-sonny-p
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Poll reports 53 percent approve of Perdue

...implications for Gov. Sonny Perdue's re-election will be in Sunday's editions. ATLANTA - Georgia's first Republican governor won the approval of 53 percent of Georgians polled about how he performed during the legislative session that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/03/met_371533.shtml
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