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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
Perdue won't seek Senate seat

...vacated next year by fellow Republican Saxby Chambliss.Despite a poll released Monday showing Georgia's first Republican governor in modern history as the frontrunner, Perdue said he had too many "positive distractions" in his life since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-29/perdue-wont-seek-senate-
Across the region

...candidate through the end of the Democratic Party's political control of the state and the election of Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction."For years, Dick was every Georgian's eyes and ears on the state budget and those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-10-08/across-region
Perdue emphasizes empathy

...to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.Perdue, Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, is leaving office on Jan. 10 after two terms.The Nov. 2 election handed Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-12
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Perdue says jobs are key

...I've been here, and I know they'll make the right decision on that one as well."Perdue, Georgia's first Republican governor in 130 years, ends his second term in office Monday when fellow Republican Nathan Deal is sworn in during a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-01-06/perdue-says-jobs-are-key
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Perdue says he tried to fix HOPE scholarship

...smoother than I had in that regard," Perdue said.Perdue also reflected on the 2002 campaign that made him the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction. Initially, his plan was to win control of the Senate that year, but when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-02-03/perdue-says-he-tried-fix
Former GOP stalwart back in politics

...conservative leanings. He was chairman of the state party during the 2002 elections, when voters elected the first Republican governor since 1872, gained control of the state Senate for the first time in generations and ousted Democratic U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/25/rel_542016.shtml
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State power structure at stake

...general elections. At the top of the ticket, Gov. Sonny Perdue seeks to maintain his status as Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, this time through re-election. Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor is trying to unseat him and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/07/met_103534.shtml
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Switching not option for party's loyalists

...Democrats, saying they no longer feel comfortable in the party, have left. Since Sonny Perdue became the first Republican governor since Reconstruction in 2002, 17 lawmakers have bolted the Democratic banner. That number grew significantly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/16/met_85562.shtml
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