On radio: Today’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm includes a 7:40 a.m. interview with Geoff Duncan, who edged his way to a win in the GOP primary runoff for lieutenant governor, and an expanded look at the results at 8:10 a.m.
Brian Kemp pulled off the comeback of the century in Georgia politics, rallying from second place in the May 22 Republican gubernatorial primary to win the runoff over longtime favorite Casey Cagle by a 69.5-45.5% margin. More than 585,000 ballots were cast.
Kemp now moves on to face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Nov. 6 general election. He wasted no time in centering his attention on Evans, calling her one of the state’s leading liberals. For Cagle, it ends a political career that began in 1994 as he won a state Senate seat in Hall County. He could not offset the leaked Tippins tape about his support of an education initiative he didn’t like and the late Trump endorsement of Kemp.
Below please find a look at the local vote in Tuesday’s runoff as well as state percentages for all key races.
FLOYD VOTE: Kemp took almost two thirds of Floyd’s vote. With 25 precincts reporting:
Kemp: 3,637 or 65.7 percent.
Cagle: 1,901 or 34.3 percent.
-Floyd gave the edge in the lieutenant governor’s race to Shafer, 60.3-49.7%
-Secretary of state: 67% for Raffensperger.
-Democrats: School superintendent, 55-45% Chapman.
-Complete precinct-by-precinct results> here
-Turnout was dismal: 11.8% of Floyd’s registered voters bothered to cast ballots on Tuesday and in advance/absentee voting. That’s 6,009 people out of 50,776 registered voters. More than 1,500 people voted early.
Kemp 4,703 or 78.9%
Cagle 1,260 or 21.1%
-Lieutenant governor, slight edge to Shafer, 50.3-49.7% Duncan.
-Secretary of state: Almost two thirds for Raffensperger.
-Democrat: School superintendent, 50.9-49.1 to Chapman.
Kemp 2,545 or 71.6%
Cagle 1,008 or 28.4%
Kemp 1,793 or 71.6%
Cagle 710 or 28.4%
Kemp 770 or 64.4%
Cagle 425 or 35.6%
Statewide results: Click here
- Duncan: 50.1%. Now faces Democrat Sarah Riggs in the Nov. 6 general election.
- Shafer: 49.9%
Secretary of state
- Belle-Isle: 38.2%
- Raffensperger: 61.8%
- Chapman: 40.9%
- Thornton: 59.1%
How we voted in Northwest Georgia.