UPDATE - GA Republican State School Superitnedent's Race Too Close To Call

UPDATE - 10:16 a.m.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Republican primary runoff for state school superintendent proved too close to call Tuesday night.

Early, unofficial tallies showed longtime Irwin County educator Richard Woods with just over 50 percent of the vote against Michael Buck, the chief academic officer at the Georgia Department of Education.

Just over 700 votes separated the two candidates, less than 1 percent of the ballots cast.

State law allows a losing candidate to request a recount if the candidate trails by 1 percent or less.

The winner of the Republican contest will face Democratic nominee Valarie Wilson in the November general election. Wilson was the former chair of the school board in Decatur.

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UPDATE - 10:05 p.m.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent.

Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Wilson was chair of the City of Decatur's School Board from 2005 to 2011. She previously worked as president of the Georgia School Boards Association.

She will face one of two Republicans, Michael Buck or Richard Woods, in November's general election. The GOP primary runoff was very close Tuesday night.

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UPDATE - 10 p.m.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting.

Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little to solve the nation's problems.

Kingston is an 11-term congressman from Savannah.

The Perdue-Nunn race will be one of the most critical matchups of the November midterm elections.

Republicans need six more seats to win Senate control for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration. The GOP cannot afford to lose Chambliss' seat.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, GA -- Sheila Williams has defeated Dee Broome for the Seminole County Commissioner, District 2 seat. Williams won both races in the Georgia Democratic Primary Runoff on Tuesday.

Williams and Broome were competing to replace Dell Shingler on the ballot in November, after Shingler resigned his commission seat. Williams won the special election to fill that seat until December 31st, 2014.

She also defeated Broome to fill the seat beginning in 2015.

To see complete election results from the Georgia Primary Runoff Election, visit the following link: Election Results .


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