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Loudermilk wins Congressional seat
by Monica Burge
July 23, 2014 12:12 AM | 2372 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although the July 22 Primary Runoff election featured two spirited contests between Republicans seeking seats in Congress, Tuesday’s 17 polls drew little interest from Bartow County residents.

According to preliminary numbers, which have not been certified by the secretary of state’s office, of the 48,319 registered voters in the county, 6,611 cast Republican ballots and 276 voted Democrat.

Former state senator and Cassville resident Barry Loudermilk easily carried his home county along with other counties within the district, outpacing Bob Barr, with 78.27 percent of the votes locally, and 66.06 percent of the votes across the district.

Loudermilk will head to Washington to replace former Congressman Phil Gingrey, who resigned to run for the U.S. Senate.

In a race that had statewide interest, David Perdue and Jack Kingston went down to the wire.

In the end, it will be Perdue replacing the retiring Saxby Chambliss.

He edged Kingston locally and across the state with 50.88 percent of the votes. Kingston trailed by 8,506 votes.

Other runoff races included:

Richard Woods defeated Mike Buck in the Republican state school superintendent primary with 50.09 percent of the votes.

Valarie Wilson defeated Alisha Moran in the Democratic state school superintendent primary with 54.39 percent of the votes.

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