Tuesday January 25th, 2022 6:55PM

Libertarian: No endorsement in Ga. Senate race

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The 128,000 Georgians who backed Libertarian Allen Buckley in Georgia's U.S. Senate race are up for grabs.

Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin are both courting Buckley's supporters. But neither has signed on to Buckley's ``commitment list'' pledging to address key issues.

Buckley says neither man will get his endorsement.

Buckley earned 3.4 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 general election, keeping Chambliss and Martin from breaking 50 percent of the tally and sending the race into a runoff. The Georgia race has gained national significance because it could help determine whether Democrats win the 60 seats needed to beat back Republican filibusters. Democrats are two votes shy and Georgia is one of two races that's unresolved. The other is in Minnesota where a recount is under way in the tight race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.

Buckley, a lawyer and certified public accountant from Smyrna, scolded his opponents for supporting excessive spending he argued would worsen the nation's economic woes.

His ``commitment list'' outlines 10 priorities, most of them centered on the economy.
© Copyright 2022
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Cleveland GBI offices evacuated after gas leak
A propane gas leak at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office south of Cleveland Wednesday forced the evacuation of the GBI office and laboratory.
4:38PM ( 12 years ago )
Gainesville INK kids bring in 2009 early
Children at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) had a New Year's Eve celebration all their own Wednesday.
1:53PM ( 12 years ago )
Tires burn, create smoke in East Hall
Hall County firefighters and Georgia Forestry personnel battled a woods fire in East Hall Tuesday that included a pile of tires around 4:30 p.m.
11:36AM ( 12 years ago )
Local/State News
Obama names Holdren, Lubchenco to science posts
President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named a Harvard physicist and a marine biologist to science posts, signaling a change from Bush administration policies on global warming.
10:40AM ( 12 years ago )
Obama chooses Shinseki as Veterans Affairs chief
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration.
3:29PM ( 12 years ago )
Voter turnout in Hall tops 40 percent
Voter turnout in Hall County for Tuesday's runoffs was 43 percent, with Saxby Chambliss and Lauren McDonald each carrying the county with about 80 percent of the vote in winning their respective elections for U.S. Senate and state Public Service Commission.
8:47AM ( 12 years ago )
US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has slashed daily cases and deaths and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom
2:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville man arrested on child pornography charges
A Gainesville man was arrested Friday on charges related to child pornography.
By AccessWDUN Staff
1:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
City of Oakwood schedules public hearings for millage rate
While the Oakwood City millage rate will stay the same for the upcoming fiscal year, the tax digest has increased in value.
12:30PM ( 2 hours ago )
Ballot drop box investigation for 2020 begins in Georgia
Georgia’s secretary of state says his office is reviewing the handling of paperwork related to ballot drop boxes in the state’s most populous county during last year’s election
12:02PM ( 3 hours ago )
How summer deals sizzle at extreme discount stores
But the activity of shopping costs money, and not everyone wants to spend a lot. That's where the extreme discount store comes in.
8:55AM ( 6 hours ago )