May 21, 2014
The Georgia primary was held on Tuesday, May 20. Here are the results for the primaries associated with races expected to be competitive in November. Note that a runoff will be held July 22 for races where no candidate reached 50% of the vote. In the list below, that only impacts the US Senate race. Click or tap the office name for polls and ratings associated with the race as well as social media and donation links for supporters to connect with each nominee's campaign.
US Senate: While Michelle Nunn easily clinched the Democratic party nomination, all eyes were on the Republican side, where 5 viable candidates battled it out. In the end, businessman David Perdue and U.S. Representative (GA-01) Jack Kingston emerged with the most votes, at 31% and 26%, respectively. Since neither achieved 50%, they will meet again in the July runoff. Looking ahead to November, the experts are mixed on this race as polling has shown Nunn to be quite competitive with each of her prospective challengers. Current Senator Saxby Chambliss is retiring.
Governor: As expected, incumbent Nathan Deal (R) cruised to a primary victory, while his November opponent Jason Carter (D) ran unopposed. As in the Senate race, polling has been rather competitive to this point, although the experts still see Deal as favored to win re-election.
US House: All vote totals can be seen here.
GA-11: This solidly Republican seat is in little danger of switching parties in November. However, it is worth noting an interesting runoff coming in July between former State Senator Barry Loudermilk and former US Representative (and 2008 Libertarian nominee for President) Bob Barr.
GA-12: Businessman Rick Allen fought off 4 challengers, avoiding a runoff with 54% of the vote, and will face 5-term incumbent John Barrow, who ran unopposed, in November. All the pundits we follow have this race leaning Democratic at this point.
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