ATLANTA - Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.
SAVANNAH - By now, Bill Bolton suspects he won't be the next governor.
SAVANNAH - Despite a skimpy budget, Democrat Carl Camon has made his bid for governor a statewide effort.
SAVANNAH - Little has changed for Jeff Chapman since last September, when he entered the race for this year's Republican nomination for governor.
ATLANTA - Nathan Deal's campaign for governor is not about glamour.
ATLANTA - Thurbert Baker's gubernatorial campaign had just moved into its new rental home last week and was soaking in the atmosphere of worn carpet, bare walls and rooms empty except for desks and laptop computers.
ATLANTA - Karen Handel is a planner, the kind of person who wants to know that before she takes the first step, the second and third are already mapped out.
SAVANNAH - Eric Johnson's political career was supposed to be winding down five years ago.
SAVANNAH - Democrat Randal Mangham is the stealth candidate for governor.
ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine has the credentials to be one of Georgia's most influential Republican insiders.
MACON - Dublin naive DuBose Porter is running his gubernatorial campaign in the same way he ran as the underdog candidate for the state House of Representatives in 1982: at the grass roots level.
MACON - At a meet-and-greet in Warner Robins, Democrats and Republicans mix and mingle.
SAVANNAH - Otis Putnam says he's a descendant of Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero for whom Putnam County in north Georgia is named.
If Georgia were in the Confederate States of America, Ray McBerry might be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for governor.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Lottery posted a 12th consecutive year of profit growth last year, despite a slight decrease in ticket sales, game officials announced Wednesday.
The lottery rang up more than $3.6 billion in ticket sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30, down about $17 million from the previous year. But the games also brought in $883.8 million in profits, up from $872 million in 2009.