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Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

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Campaign ad about sick girl aims to reveal Kemp’s softer side
 State Republicans are ramping up their efforts to show gubernatorial hopeful Brian Kemp’s softer side with a pull-at-the-heartstrings ad about a sick girl. The ad, which is on YouTube and began airing in the Atlanta television market Friday, is funded by the Georgia Republican Party. The ad opens with Addy, a young girl from Athens...

Posted: 17 hours ago

State Republicans are ramping up their efforts to show gubernatorial hopeful Brian Kemp’s softer side with a pull-at-the-heartstrings ad about a sick girl. The ad, which is on YouTube and began airing in the Atlanta television market Friday, is funded by the Georgia Republican Party. The ad opens with Addy, a young girl from Athens...
How do you do the holidays?
 Hospitals don’t have the luxury of shutting down during the holidays. So, what’s the nurse who treasures celebrating the holidays with family and friends to do? The answer? Get creative. That can mean anything from moving the date of the annual family gathering to changing the traditional meal of turkey and all the trimmings to...

Posted: a day ago

Hospitals don’t have the luxury of shutting down during the holidays. So, what’s the nurse who treasures celebrating the holidays with family and friends to do? The answer? Get creative. That can mean anything from moving the date of the annual family gathering to changing the traditional meal of turkey and all the trimmings to...
Abrams, Kemp both face heat in ads involving sex offenses
 State Republicans are out with another ad assailing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for voting against a sex offender crackdown. The ad began airing in the Atlanta television market Wednesday night and is funded by the Georgia Republican Party. Dueling ads suggest Abrams and GOP rival Brian Kemp have been soft on...

Posted: 4 days ago

State Republicans are out with another ad assailing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for voting against a sex offender crackdown. The ad began airing in the Atlanta television market Wednesday night and is funded by the Georgia Republican Party. Dueling ads suggest Abrams and GOP rival Brian Kemp have been soft on...
Democrats hit Kemp in new ad for saying little about health care

Posted: 6 days ago

State Democrats are ramping up their attacks on Brian Kemp over health care with a new ad, saying the GOP nominee for governor has failed to present a detailed plan to address the issue critical to millions of Georgians. The ad keys off a recent television news report, saying the “issue” page on Kemp’s campaign website devotes...
New Abrams TV ad stresses record of working across the aisle
 Democrat Stacey Abrams is out with a new television ad, suggesting outside groups are distorting her record of working with state GOP leadership on key issues. “Republican groups from outside Georgia spend millions attacking Stacey Abrams. But Republicans in Georgia say that doesn’t match her record,” the ad begins. The...

Posted: 7 days ago

Democrat Stacey Abrams is out with a new television ad, suggesting outside groups are distorting her record of working with state GOP leadership on key issues. “Republican groups from outside Georgia spend millions attacking Stacey Abrams. But Republicans in Georgia say that doesn’t match her record,” the ad begins. The...
PAC’s new ad takes aim at Kemp’s oversight of elections
 The gloves are coming off in Georgia’s race for governor with a new elections-centered ad that challenges the trustworthiness of Republican Brian Kemp. The ad is funded by PowerPAC Georgia, a Democratic-backed political action committee that’s supporting Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader in the Georgia House and Kemp&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

The gloves are coming off in Georgia’s race for governor with a new elections-centered ad that challenges the trustworthiness of Republican Brian Kemp. The ad is funded by PowerPAC Georgia, a Democratic-backed political action committee that’s supporting Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader in the Georgia House and Kemp&rsquo...
Dems step up attack on Kemp over massage parlor sex-assault claims
 State Democrats are stepping up TV attack ads, claiming a link between the state’s inaction on massage parlor sex-assault claims and money flowing to Republican Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign. The ad, paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia, is now airing in the Atlanta television market. The 30-second spot bluntly suggests...

Posted: 12 days ago

State Democrats are stepping up TV attack ads, claiming a link between the state’s inaction on massage parlor sex-assault claims and money flowing to Republican Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign. The ad, paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia, is now airing in the Atlanta television market. The 30-second spot bluntly suggests...
Kemp ad calls Abrams too extreme for Georgia,
 Republicans are out with a new attack ad, calling Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, “too extreme for Georgia.” The ad — paid for by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by GOP nominee Brian Kemp — debuted Monday in the Atlanta television market. The spot opens with Abrams’ picture and a...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republicans are out with a new attack ad, calling Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, “too extreme for Georgia.” The ad — paid for by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by GOP nominee Brian Kemp — debuted Monday in the Atlanta television market. The spot opens with Abrams’ picture and a...
Democrats aim again at Kemp over sex assault claims at massage clinic
 State Democrats were back out Friday with another ad accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp’s state office of ignoring sex assault claims against massage clinics. Friday’s ad is similar to one released Wednesday on the topic, although it suggests a link between the state’s inaction on the sex abuse complaints...

Posted: 17 days ago

State Democrats were back out Friday with another ad accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp’s state office of ignoring sex assault claims against massage clinics. Friday’s ad is similar to one released Wednesday on the topic, although it suggests a link between the state’s inaction on the sex abuse complaints...
PAC-financed ad hits Kemp over proposal to close voting precincts
 In an attack ad released Wednesday, a political action committee backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor accuses GOP rival Brian Kemp of “making it harder for rural Georgians to vote.” The ad from PowerPAC Georgia references last month’s uproar over the recommendation from a consultant — who is also a Kemp campaign...

Posted: 17 days ago

In an attack ad released Wednesday, a political action committee backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor accuses GOP rival Brian Kemp of “making it harder for rural Georgians to vote.” The ad from PowerPAC Georgia references last month’s uproar over the recommendation from a consultant — who is also a Kemp campaign...
Ad revives complaint against Kemp in handling of massage assault case
 State Democrats hit the airwaves Wednesday with an attack ad accusing Brian Kemp, the GOP candidate for governor, of failing to act against a state licensee who admitted assaulting a woman during a massage. The 30-second ad is funded by the Democratic Party of Georgia and authorized by Stacey Abrams, Kemp’s rival in the November general...

Posted: 17 days ago

State Democrats hit the airwaves Wednesday with an attack ad accusing Brian Kemp, the GOP candidate for governor, of failing to act against a state licensee who admitted assaulting a woman during a massage. The 30-second ad is funded by the Democratic Party of Georgia and authorized by Stacey Abrams, Kemp’s rival in the November general...