Georgia Election Results

July 20, 2010 by Post Team 

Georgia Election Results:Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and former Congressman Nathan Deal will advance to the second round on 10 August the state Republican primary for governor, the AP reports. Handel, who was the first in the seven-way primary, benefited from a late endorsement of Sarah Palin, while treatment was endorsed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Both repelled the state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and the state Senate president, Eric Johnson, along with three other rivals.

As the polls closed, voters in Georgia have cast their ballots in what may be called as a wide-open primaries.

Voters went to the polls to choose candidates from their respective parties for statewide offices, local offices and Congress.

The highest level battle is the race to replace two-term Republican governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue. Seven Democrats and seven Republicans are locked in a fierce battle for the nomination of his party.

Early returns in the race for governor Roy Barnes are leading candidate on the Democratic side (60 percent reporting 14 percent), while Nathan Deal (25 percent), Karen mango (30 percent) and John Oxendine (19 percent) remain in a tight race with reporting 12 percent.

Last week, the race was faced with a jolt as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin approved a handle Karen intervened. Ms. Mango was facing a tight race with former Rep. Nathan Deal, who resigned his seat in Congress to run for office.

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