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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

GOP primary voters outpace Democrats for 1st time

From the AP (see ajc):

Republican voters outpaced their Democratic counterparts by more than 285,000 votes in Tuesday’s primary election – a first in the state’s history, according to an article by The Associated Press.

Overall, about 1.1 million Georgians – or 22 percent of active registered voters – cast ballots in the gubernatorial contest, which drew the most votes. Observers say Republicans were likely energized by last-minute endorsements in a more compelling race.

GOP frontrunner Karen Handel, who hails from Roswell, dominated metro Atlanta, where the majority of voters live, and all of the Republican candidates for governor did well in their own backyards. Roy Barnes, seen all along as the Democratic nominee, dominated the state and was likely bolstered by black voter turnout, trouncing Thurbert Baker, who sought to become the state’s first African-American governor.


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