Republicans surge in Georgia takeover

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans are celebrating a sweeping victory in
Georgia, capturing every statewide office and setting the stage for
a fresh era of GOP rule that will hand them control over every
facet of state government.

Democrats, meanwhile, are looking at four years of exile. For
the first time since Reconstruction, Georgia will have no Democrats
holding statewide office when the new regime takes over in January.

The GOP tsunami in Georgia on Tuesday echoed a national wave
that shifted power in the U.S. House into Republican hands.

Speaking at a state Capitol news conference on Wednesday
morning, Gov. Sonny Perdue said the election showed "the people
have convincingly placed their trust and their faith in the
Republican leadership - top to bottom - to steer this state."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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