Republican Lee Anderson has conceded defeat in the state's most-closely watched Congressional race. The announcement provides some conclusion to the bitter head-to-head battle to represent Georgia's only competitive congressional district. Democratic US Representative John Barrow has not yet spoken to his supporters.
Early results are starting to trickle in in the state's most closely-watched congressional race. But the 12th District has been competitive for both parties since it was created a decade ago. And no one is expecting to go home early tonight. Barrow and Anderson are at their headquarters in Augusta and Evans, respectively.
Republican Congressional hopeful Lee Anderson is dodging debates with U.S. Representative John Barrow. This week, the Grovetown lawmaker has rebuffed two debates with the Democratic incumbent in Georgia's 12th District.
Official election results show Republican congressional candidate Lee Anderson has defeated a GOP primary opponent by just 159 votes in their runoff election two weeks ago. State election officials certified the vote count Tuesday for the runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
A spokesman for US Congressman John Barrow says, the Democrat is endorsing the "top of his party's ticket" for President. Avoiding the name Barack Obama, the tepid endorsement comes as Republicans try to oust the four-term incumbent by tying him in television ads to the Democratic administration. That might be a tough job since Barrow actually opposes Obama on critical issues.
Congressional candidate Wright McLeod wants last week's election results tallied again. The former Naval officer fell 584 votes shy of making it into a GOP run-off in Georgia's 12th District. McLeod asked for a recount Wednesday, a day after Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office certified the results.
Official results from Georgia's primary elections show just 584 votes separating Republican rivals Rick W. Allen and Wright McLeod in the 12th Congressional District, meaning a recount might be required to determine which candidate advances to a GOP runoff in two weeks.