Nancy Badertscher

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

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Democratic ad slams Kemp as ‘reckless’ and ‘irresponsible’

Posted: 3 days ago

State Democrats are out with a new ad that accuses Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee for governor, of having a track record of acting “reckless,” “unaccountable” and “irresponsible.” The Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for the ad, which began airing on television in metro Atlanta on Thursday and...
Ballot initiatives for Georgia’s Nov. 6 election
 Georgia voters will be asked Nov. 6 whether the state constitution should be amended to give a 10-year, $200 million boost to land conservation, solidify the state’s commitment to crime victims and cut timberland taxes. Five proposed amendments appear on next month’s ballot, which most notably settles the long and hard-fought...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia voters will be asked Nov. 6 whether the state constitution should be amended to give a 10-year, $200 million boost to land conservation, solidify the state’s commitment to crime victims and cut timberland taxes. Five proposed amendments appear on next month’s ballot, which most notably settles the long and hard-fought...
Kemp ad assails Abrams’ actions on sex offender, trafficking bills
 In the tight race for governor, supporters of Republican Brian Kemp launched a new television ad Friday targeting female voters on the issue of sexual assault. The ad features a mother of two, identified only as Amy, who backs Kemp and blasts Abrams over her response, as a legislator, to proposed legislation dealing with human trafficking...

Posted: 4 days ago

In the tight race for governor, supporters of Republican Brian Kemp launched a new television ad Friday targeting female voters on the issue of sexual assault. The ad features a mother of two, identified only as Amy, who backs Kemp and blasts Abrams over her response, as a legislator, to proposed legislation dealing with human trafficking...
Democrat Abrams comes out with ad about her work with Republicans
 State Democrats are out with a new ad declaring that Stacey Abrams, their nominee for governor, has the background and track record to help Georgia advance without “tearing each other down.” The ad, titled “Faith,” began airing on Atlanta television on Wednesday and is paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia. It&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

State Democrats are out with a new ad declaring that Stacey Abrams, their nominee for governor, has the background and track record to help Georgia advance without “tearing each other down.” The ad, titled “Faith,” began airing on Atlanta television on Wednesday and is paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia. It&rsquo...
Ad backing Kemp seeks end to ‘ugly attacks’
 Supporters of Republican Brian Kemp are out with a new television ad that says the governor’s race should be about Georgia’s future, not “personal” and “ugly attacks.” Kemp, currently Georgia secretary of state, his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams, and their respective backers have repeatedly hurled charges...

Posted: 12 days ago

Supporters of Republican Brian Kemp are out with a new television ad that says the governor’s race should be about Georgia’s future, not “personal” and “ugly attacks.” Kemp, currently Georgia secretary of state, his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams, and their respective backers have repeatedly hurled charges...
New GOP ad goes after Abrams for not voting on sex trafficking bill
 State Republicans are out with a new television ad attacking Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, saying she walked out on two legislative votes to crack down on sex trafficking in Georgia. The 30-second ad, titled “Walked,” began airing Wednesday in the Atlanta television market. Funded by the Georgia Republican...

Posted: 18 days ago

State Republicans are out with a new television ad attacking Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, saying she walked out on two legislative votes to crack down on sex trafficking in Georgia. The 30-second ad, titled “Walked,” began airing Wednesday in the Atlanta television market. Funded by the Georgia Republican...
TV ad says Kemp sided with insurers over breast cancer patients
 State Democrats are out with a new television ad suggesting that Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp aligned himself with big insurance companies against coverage for breast cancer and pre-existing conditions. The ad, which the Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for, features a breast cancer survivor who says insurance might...

Posted: 19 days ago

State Democrats are out with a new television ad suggesting that Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp aligned himself with big insurance companies against coverage for breast cancer and pre-existing conditions. The ad, which the Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for, features a breast cancer survivor who says insurance might...
Georgia Ad Watch: Democrats slam Kemp over $500k loan
 A new ad from state Democrats says a lawsuit over a $500,000 loan supports their claim that Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp “can’t be trusted.” The Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for the ad, which began airing early Saturday morning in the Atlanta television market for Stacey Abrams, Kemp&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

A new ad from state Democrats says a lawsuit over a $500,000 loan supports their claim that Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp “can’t be trusted.” The Democratic Party of Georgia is paying for the ad, which began airing early Saturday morning in the Atlanta television market for Stacey Abrams, Kemp&rsquo...
Abrams uses ad to counter Kemp’s claims about her record
 Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams is out with a new TV ad, claiming that GOP rival Brian Kemp is distorting her record. The ad began airing Wednesday in metro Atlanta and is paid for by Abrams’ campaign. It follows steady attacks by Kemp against Abrams on restrictions on where sex offenders can live and work and by Abrams...

Posted: 25 days ago

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams is out with a new TV ad, claiming that GOP rival Brian Kemp is distorting her record. The ad began airing Wednesday in metro Atlanta and is paid for by Abrams’ campaign. It follows steady attacks by Kemp against Abrams on restrictions on where sex offenders can live and work and by Abrams...
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: 27 days 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: 27 days 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...