Wed., May 21, 2014 2:07am (EDT)

Runoffs Dominate Georgia's Primary Elections
By Shauna Stuart
Updated: 2 months ago

Atlanta   —  
Late Tuesday night, Rep. Jack Kingston addressed supporters while he was neck and neck with David. Perdue. (Photo Credit: Claire Simms, GPB News)
Late Tuesday night, Rep. Jack Kingston addressed supporters while he was neck and neck with David. Perdue. (Photo Credit: Claire Simms, GPB News)
The earliest primary election in Georgia history wrapped up early Wednesday morning with unofficial results sending candidates to victory speeches or home for the rest of the 2014 election season. Republican incumbent Governor Nathan Deal and Democratic U.S Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn secured their nominations handily. Other candidates didn’t have such a clear sweep to victory, and will face a runoff on July 22 to determine who goes to the November general election. Here are the final results of a few key races in Tuesday’s primaries.

Governor of Georgia, Republican: Incumbent Nathan Deal wins the nomination. He will face Democrat Jason Carter and Libertarian Andrew Hunt in the general election November 4th.

U.S. Senate, Republican: David Perdue and Jack Kingston advance to a runoff.

U.S. Senate, Democrat: Michelle Nunn wins nomination.

Secretary of State, Democrat: Doreen Carter wins nomination. She will face incumbent Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the general election.

State School Superintendent, Republican: Michael Buck and Richard Woods advance to runoff.

State School Superintendent, Democrat: Valerie Wilson and Alisha Morgan advance to runoff

State House District 7, Republican: David Ralston wins nomination.

Congress, 1st District, Republican: E.L “Buddy” Carter and Robert Johnson advance to runoff.

Congress, 1st District, Democrat: Amy Tavio and Brian Reese advance to runoff.

Congress 4th District, Democrat: Hank Johnson wins nomination. No Republicans are seeking Johnson’s seat.

Congress 10th District, Republican: Jody Hice and Mike Collins advance to runoff.

Congress, 11th District, Republican: Bob Barr and Barry Loudermilk advance to runoff.

Congress 12th District, Republican: Rick Allen wins nomination. He will face Democrat Rep. John Barrow in the general election.