Republicans Tom Graves and Lee Hawkins are headed for a runoff in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. Neither of The two former State Lawmakers got the 50 percent in the special election to Replace Nathan Deal.
With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Graves had 34 percent of the vote and Hawkins 23 percent.
Graves ran with support from tea party and anti-tax groups. Hawkins, cast himself as a mainstream Christian conservative in the solidly Republican district.
The runoff is June 8th.
In other special elections, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, Jason Carter won a State Senate race in Atlanta garnering 65 percent of the vote.
And in Hall and Jackson County, voters elected Republican Butch Miller to the State Senate. And Rick Jasperse won a race for the state house in Barton Gorden and Pickens County.