Value of Copenhaver's support in mayor's race argued

...said. The group will make its endorsements this week.Retired Georgia Regents University political science professor Ralph Walker said candidates typically seek the endorsement by an incumbent, whoever it is.Copenhaver "is rather popular. He...

Watchers weigh effect of Helen Blocker-Adams' move

...She's still relevant to this community," Young said.Retired Georgia Regents University political science professor Ralph Walker predicted "that Helen will probably be in the runoff," an ironic detail in Augusta elections."History in Richmond...

Former commissioner, former solicitor vie for Super District 9 commission seat

...He's going to be himself, and everybody knows what you get from Marion," he said.Which is unpredictability, said Ralph Walker, an Au gus ta State University political science professor emeritus. He notes that Williams didn't always march...

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorses incumbents in local races

...represent the entire district," he said. "What ever we're doing here, they're pushing out into the community."Ralph Walker, a political science professor emeritus at Augusta State University and a regular Good Government attendee, said the...

Split House delegation could benefit Augusta

...the area. "In spite of being in the minority, he will still have a strong voice because of his seniority," said Ralph Walker, a political science professor at Augusta State University. "He knows his way around the hill. He still has access...

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Augusta administrator Fred Russell to speak at Good Government forum tonight

...in last year's elections.Members of its board of directors have included former Commissioner Tommy Boyles, Isdell and longtime Augusta State University political science professor Ralph Walker, according to the committee's Web site.

Pros and cons of Sunday alcohol sales

...substance can create additional problems in the community." Retired Augusta State University political science professor Ralph Walker said he expected a city deeply rooted in the Bible Belt to vote the measure down. GOP party Chairman Dave Barbee recalled...

Turnout likely low for District 22 election

...Mrs. Bailey has said the election will cost $70,000 to $80,000, with 46 of the city's 52 precincts open. Ralph Walker, a longtime political observer and director of the Research Center at Augusta State University, predicts turnout of...

Voters might break commission deadlocks

...the District 1 seat, a cause of concern among some in the black community. One of those espousing the first view is Ralph Walker, director of the Research Center at Augusta State University. "I don't think it's going to make a difference...

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McIntyre's fall was felt by all

...large amount of money, even back in the '80s. I can't see him sacrificing everything for something like that." Ralph Walker, who did polling for Mr. McIntyre during the mayoral race, said some people still believe it was entrapment. He...

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