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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 1:13pm

Three Candidates Vying For Tarver's Senate Seat

Three people have joined the race to fill Ed Tarver’s District 22 State Senate seat in a special election. They include a Libertarian and two Democrats.

Libertarian Taylor Bryant announced last week that he intends to seek the Senate seat. Bryant has been a spokesperson for Augusta’s Libertarian Party for close to a year but has never run for public office.

Filling out the ticket are Democratic House Representative Hardie Davis and Augusta Solicitor General Harold V. Jones II, also a Democrat. Should Davis win, there may be yet another special election to fill his House seat.

Tarver resigned his State Senate seat last week after being confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. No date has been set for the special election but officials say it will likely happen before the general assembly meets in January.