Runoff Rundown Open Thread

Curious about all the races on the 22nd of July? Would you like a list of each contested race? I’ve got you covered. Here’s each race going down complete with the percentages from May. Feel free to treat this as an open thread and discuss your thoughts on each race.

US Senate – Rep Primary (Statewide)
Jack Kingston – 25.8%
David Perdue – 30.64%
US Representative District 1- Rep Primary 
Buddy Carter – 36.22%
Bob Johnson – 22.7%

US Representative District 1- Dem Primary 
Brian Reese – 33.81%
Amy Tavio – 33.96%

US Representative District 10- Rep Primary 
Mike Collins – 32.99%
Jody Hice – 33.5%

US Representative District 11- Rep Primary 
Bob Barr – 25.79%
Barry Loudermilk – 36.59%
 
State School Superintendent – Dem Primary (Statewide)
Alisha Morgan – 26.4%
Valarie Wilson – 32.59%
State School Superintendent – Rep Primary (Statewide)
Mike Buck – 19.52%
Richard Woods – 16.77%
Senate District 8 (Open: Golden) – Rep Primary
Ellis Black – 48.68%
John Page – 29.32%
Senate District 9 (Balfour) – Rep Primary
Mike Beaudreau – 38.22%
P.K. Martin – 33.14%
Senate District 16 (Open: Chance) – Rep Primary
Marty Harbin – 26.33%
David Studdard – 21.57%
Senate District 22 (Open: Davis) – Dem Primary
Corey Johnson – 45.09%
Harold Jones – 43.18%
Senate District 27 (Murphy) – Rep Primary
Jack Murphy (i) – 37.45%
Michael Williams – 34.36%
House District 1 (Deffenbaugh) – Rep Primary
John Deffenbaugh (i) – 45.01%
Robert Goff – 27.88%
House District 22 (Moore) – Rep Primary
Meagan Biello – 31.77%
Wes Cantrell – 38.01%
House District 54 (Open: Lindsey) – Rep Primary
Beth Beskin – 49.94%
John McCloskey – 30.24%
*note: Beskin missed winning outright by an incredibly slim margin. Recently, McCloskey suspended his campaign but since he did not formally withdraw, this runoff will technically still proceed.
House District 112 (Open: Holt) – Rep Primary
Dave Belton – 37.8%
Aaron Brooks – 34.22%
House District 153 (Fullerton) – Dem Primary
Darrel Ealum – 38.16%
Carol Fullerton (i) – 42.24%

One comment

  1. northside101 says:

    It has been a while—18 years—since the GOP last had a US Senate runoff, so listed below are comparisons of the number of votes cast by various counties in that year’s primary and runoff (and we’ll see how many match their 96 runoff turnout):
    Primary Runoff
    Bibb 5,291 2,694
    Chatham 16,361 8,710
    Cherokee 13,234 9,621
    Clayton 9,305 6,862
    Cobb 56,630 48,091
    Columbia 10,275 8,246
    Coweta 7,696 5,614
    DeKalb 28,545 24,120
    Fayette 12,062 9,455
    Forsyth 10,809 9,653
    Fulton 37,572 33,651
    Gwinnett 47,884 37,339
    Henry 10,796 7,717
    Muscogee 7,486 6,118
    Richmond 8,984 8,055
    Rockdale 9,740 5,839

    While it is widely expected that runoff turnout will drop from May 20, amazingly there was a time—a generation or more ago—when runoff turnout sometimes exceeded turnout in Round 1, or where there was only a modest dropoff (say under 10%) in the runoff Some examples:
    Round 1 Round 2
    1970 Governor [D] 798,660 852,368
    1982 governor [D] 900,090 911,024
    1980 Senate [D] 1,029,300 955,388
    1990 Governor [D] 1,052,315 956,027

    Amazing that despite the state’s rapid growth in the last 30-40 years, neither party’s primary turnout can match that of non-presidential primaries from decades ago. (By the way, the record turnout for either party in this state was in the 2008 presidential primary—1,060,851 votes cast on the Democratic side and 963,541 on the GOP side.)

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