Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 9, 2022

Nov. 9, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Republicans running the table in statewide down-ballot races

Dave Williams reports that Republicans were headed toward sweeping the races for Georgia’s constitutional offices Tuesday night, leading all seven down-ballot contests from lieutenant governor down to insurance and labor commissioner. With 85% of the vote counted as of 10:45 p.m., state Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, was ahead of Democrat Charlie Bailey, 52.1% to 45.9%, according to unofficial results.

Nov. 9, 2022 Georgia Secretary of State

Election Results: Kemp wins re-election, Senate race too close to call

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Nov. 9, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Economic Developments Around the State

Christy Simo reports that Profile Products is investing $35 million to open a campus in Jasper County. The sustainable agri-science manufacturer’s new facility will produce wood-based erosion control technologies and horticulture substrates, creating 80 jobs.


Nov. 9, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Abrams concedes as Kemp wins rematch for governor’s mansion

Jill Nolin and Stanley Dunlap report that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has clinched another term outright and defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in a nationally watched – and long-anticipated – rematch between the two rivals. Kemp went into Tuesday the favorite to win after consistently leading in the polls.

Nov. 9, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Profits, EV charging dominate latest round of Georgia Power hearings

Meris Lutz reports that Georgia Power and Public Service Commission (PSC) members and staff clashed over how much profit the state’s largest utility will be able to make in the years ahead as state regulators resumed hearings Tuesday on proposed rate hikes that could affect 2.7 million Georgia Power customers.

Nov. 9, 2022 Macon Telegraph

A company is investing $150 million to bring 100 jobs to Middle Georgia. Here’s how

Micah Johnston reports that Nichiha USA is investing $150 million into its Macon facility to bring 100 new jobs to Middle Georgia, the fiber cement company announced late last month. The investment will expand the Macon plant’s tech ability and produce more products, according to a press release from Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority.

Nov. 9, 2022 Fox 5 Atlanta

Tracking Nicole: With warnings issued for Coastal Georgia, here’s what metro Atlanta can expect

Staff reports that Tropical Storm Nicole is gaining intensity just off the eastern coast of Florida. The FOX 5 Storm Team say it could become a hurricane before its projected landfall early Thursday morning.

Nov. 9, 2022 Rome News-Tribune

Greene dominates in 14th District race, Blanchard wins school board race, alcohol referendum passes

Staff reports that incumbent Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene clearly won another term in office with 169,567 votes to Democrat Marcus Flowers’ 86,491 as of 4 a.m. Wednesday. Greene, in her second race, took 66.1% of the vote to Flowers’ 33.9% even as the challenger raised $15.6 million to Greene’s $12 million in contributions.

Nov. 9, 2022 WSB Radio

Brad Raffensperger wins 2nd term as Georgia Sec. of State, overseeing a smooth election

Staff reports that Brad Raffensperger has won a second term as Georgia’s Secretary of State after Democratic challenger Bee Nguyen conceded early Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night, as votes were still being tallied, Raffensperger praised Georgia election officials for how smooth election day went and said he hoped his work would be enough to earn him a second term.

Nov. 9, 2022 Savannah Morning News

State senate results: Incumbent Ben Watson, former House Rep. Derek Mallow win Districts 1, 2

Nancy Guan reports that the two Georgia senate races to watch for Chatham County voters, an incumbent and former House representative secured seats in the senate. With most precinct reporting complete, Republican Sen. Ben Watson won the State Senate District 1 seat with about 61% of the vote, making this his fifth term in a row.

Nov. 9, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal

Mableton poised to become Cobb’s seventh city

Jake Busch reports that just after midnight, voters in south Cobb had chosen to incorporate a new city of Mableton on Election Day. The referendum to incorporate the city received 12,364 “yes” votes, or 53.9%, and 10,576 “no” votes, or 46.1%, with all 16 precincts completed as of 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Nov. 9, 2022 The Brunswick News

Rep. Carter defeats Herring to win reelection

Buddy Hughes reports that voters in coastal Georgia are sending Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1, back to Congress. Carter was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the fifth time after first winning the post in 2014. Carter garnered 60.3% of the vote to hold off Democratic challenger Wade Herring, who received 39.7% of votes across the 15-county district as of 10:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Nov. 9, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Ralston’s allies clear way to back Jon Burns as House speaker

Greg Bluestein reports that three of House Speaker David Ralston’s key allies appeared to reach a consensus on Tuesday over who should take his gavel when he steps down from his leadership post. Jan Jones, the No. 2 Republican in the House, and Matt Hatchett, another high-ranking legislator, each agreed to clear the way for Majority Leader Jon Burns to seek Ralston’s post.

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