Wed., February 6, 2013 7:32am (EST)

Republicans Win Special Elections
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
Dean Burke won a special election Tuesday for the Senate District 11 seat in southwest Georgia. Republicans were victorious in all three of Tuesday’s special elections for seats in the state House and Senate. Tuesday night's unofficial results don't include provisional ballots. (Photo Courtesy of Dean Burke for Senate.)
Dean Burke won a special election Tuesday for the Senate District 11 seat in southwest Georgia. Republicans were victorious in all three of Tuesday’s special elections for seats in the state House and Senate. Tuesday night's unofficial results don't include provisional ballots. (Photo Courtesy of Dean Burke for Senate.)
Republicans were victorious in all three of Tuesday’s special elections for seats in the state House and Senate.

In the 11th state Senate district — spanning areas of southwest Georgia — Republican Dean Burke won 58 percent of votes over Republican Mike Keown's 41.

In the 21st state House of Representatives district — which spans part of Cherokee County in north Georgia — Republican Scot Turner won 61 percent of votes over Republican Brian Laurens who won 38 percent.

The six-way race for the 71st state House of Representatives district — in Coweta County— featured five Republicans and a Democrat. Republican David Stover won 42 percent of votes and Republican Thomas Crymes placed a distant second with just under 20 percent of the votes.

Tuesday night's unofficial results don't include provisional ballots.