Posted: 5:22 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

When polls close: AJC election results for Tuesday’s runoffs 

By Jim Galloway

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Surely, you’ve been following the AJC elections team on the ajc.com home page, Facebook or Twitter. And here, of course.

But once we hit the bewitching hour of 7 p.m. , these are your best links for tonight’s drama:

Top races at glance, including the all-important GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. Click here for mobile updates;

The Democratic and Republican runoffs for state school superintendent to replace incumbent John Barge;

Runoffs for three U.S. House seats, including three GOP contests that pit establishment candidates against tea partyers: Buddy Carter v. Bob Johnson in the coastal First District; Mike Collins v. Jody Hice in eastern Georgia’s10th District, and Bob Barr v. Barry Loudermilk in metro Atlanta’s 11th District.

But wait, there’s more:

The Cherokee County commission runoff twixt GOPers Kenneth Gordon and Larry Singleton;

Numerous Cobb County races, topped by a western District 1 runoff between former commission chairman Bill Byrne and Bob Weatherford;

DeKalb County contests, including former county CEO Vernon Jones’ attempt at a comeback in the race for sheriff;

A Fayette County school board race between Republicans Diane Basham and John Kimbell;

A Forsyth County race for county solicitor;

Plus two Johns Creek city council contests, a Roswell race for judge, and a Fulton County Commission runoff between Brenda Muhammad and Marvin Arrington Jr.

Last but not least, we’ve got five state Senate races, led by a GOP barn-burner twixt incumbent Jack Murphy of Cumming and challenger Mike Williams. Of four state House races, keep your eye on that Cherokee County race between Meagan Biello and Wesley Cantrell.

9 comments
LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

Things are not looking good for Kingston.

Fulton and DeKalb barely have numbers in and Perdue with a slight lead.

Better numbers in from Cobb and Gwinnett and Perdue leads in both.


Upset in the making?

AvailableName
AvailableName

Too late, but how 'bout one page with all the results?

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@LookbeforeIleap 


As I heard both Kingston and Perdue today in television interviews, David Perdue was more definitive about impeaching President Obama than was Jack Kingston.  This is what I had meant by "better to vote for what you know than for what you don't know." Perdue's remarks in favor of impeachment of President Obama were telling.

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

@MaryElizabethSings 

Perhaps, but impeachment is simply a GOPer wet dream.

Even if the HOR manages to get articles filed (which I doubt) simply to embarrass Obama as there is ZERO chance of the Senate voting to convict, the electoral backlash in 2016 would make 2008 look like a neck and neck race.

I don't believe even the GOP is stupid enough to attempt it no matter how much they hate Obama.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@LookbeforeIleap 


I agree.  I was simply using that one Republican talking point about impeachment, which Republican politicians use to build up their base, in order to point out to readers here how MUCH David Perdue will be following party line, if elected.  Scary, since the Republican Party line is so way out there in so many areas.

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

@MaryElizabethSings 

Well I never thought Perdue would not obey his political masters.  I like him in the general against Nunn for 3 reasons:

He can't lay claim to the experience card

He has mud on his shoes

He has less money than Kingston and he will need to draw (and will get) a whole shipload of money from outside the state.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@LookbeforeIleap 


I'm voting for Michelle Nunn.  She is a true public servant.  David Perdue, imho, will walk the Republican Party line completely, which will benefit his personal interests.