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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 11:29pm

Republicans Sweep State Races

Republicans celebrated big wins across the state last night. They declared a sweep of all constitutional offices, and gained one Republican seat in congress.

Governor, Lt. governor, secretary of state and the list goes on for the republican victories. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle declared his party’s success.

"It’s great to see such a wonderful turnout and what a great sweep across this country along with this state. It is our opportunity; it is our moment to seize the time," says Cagle.

Republican Austin Scott ousted Democratic incumbent congressman Jim Marshall in middle Georgia. That helped tip the balance of power in the US House to the GOP.

But Republican voter Lynn Doss from Blueridge says they were hoping for a full shift of power in Congress. However, they fell short in the US Senate.

"While the Republicans weren’t doing as well as they had hoped to do nationwide; it was a tsunami in the state of Georgia," says Doss.

For the first time ever, several state posts will be held by Republicans. They are the office of the attorney general, and the commissioners for labor and for agriculture.