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Allen Wins 12th District Republican Primary
Wednesday, 21 May 2014

May 21--  Augusta businessman Rick Allen will face Congressman John Barrow in November to see who will represent the 12th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.

Allen drew the majority of votes in a five-person race to avoid a runoff in the Republican Primary election Tuesday.  Allen tallied 53.9% of the vote followed by Eugene Yu with 16.5%, Delvis Dutton with 14.2%, John Stone with 12.55 and Diane Vann with 2.6%.  

Toombs County voters gave Allen 1,749 votes followed by Dutton with 718, Yu with 336, Stone with 226 and Vann with 72.

In the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate, St. Simons businessman David Perdue and Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah came out on top in a seven-candidate race. Perdue got 30.5% with Kingston receiving 25.9%.  Karen Handel ran third with 21.7%.

Perdue and Kingston will face each other in a July 22 runoff with the winner taking on Democrat Michelle Nunn in November.

In the Governor's race, it was a primary runaway for Governor Nathan Deal with 72% of the vote followed by David Pennington with 16.7% and John Barge with 11%.  Deal will be challenged in November by Democrat Jason Carter.

There will be both Republican and Democratic party runoffs in July for State School Superintendent.  Emerging from a nine-person Republican field, Mike Buck, acting chief of staff for current Superintendent John Barge, won 19.6% with Richard Woods, a Tifton educator,second with 16.8%. 

The Democratic Party runoff will pit Valerie Wilson of Decatur, former President of the Georgia School Boards Association, against Alisha Morgan, a state representative from Austell.  Wilson garnered 31.9% and Morgan pulled 26.3% of the vote.


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