Freshman Rep. Tom Graves, a Republican from Ranger, will carry his party's banner in the fall. He will be a heavy favorite over little-known Democrat Daniel "Danny" Grant, an electrician from Fort Oglethorpe.
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey has won a crowded GOP primary in Georgia's 11th Congressional District and will be a favorite to win a sixth term when he meets Democrat Patrick Thompson in the Nov. 6 general election.
The fate of the controversial transportation referendum has been decided. Voters in Georgia’s 12 regional districts voted Tuesday -only passing the so-called TSPLOST in 3 regions: The Central Savannah River District, the Heart of Georgia Altamaha district and the River Valley district.
Two Republican congressional candidates battling for runner-up status in Georgia's 12th District are too close to determine which one will advance to a runoff next month. Unofficial returns late Tuesday showed Augusta businessman Rick Allen ahead of attorney Wright McLeod by just 570 votes. The margin was thin enough to guarantee McLeod a recount if he requests one.