Georgia voters pick candidates in federal, state primaries
By KATHLEEN FOODY
ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia voters are heading to the polls to pick candidates for November’s elections.
The state already held its presidential primary on March 1, hoping to boost Southern states’ influence.
Georgia’s 9th and 11th Congressional districts are among the day’s heated contests. Incumbent Republican congressmen Doug Collins and Barry Loudermilk each have four primary challengers.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has two relatively unknown Republican challengers, while three Democrats compete to challenge the incumbent in November.
Seven Republicans are vying to replace retiring Rep. Lynn Westmoreland in west Georgia’s 3rd District. The final GOP nominee will face one of two Democratic primary hopefuls in November.
Many state legislative primaries also are on Tuesday’s ballot.
If one candidate does not receive a majority, the top two go to runoff elections on July 26.
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