Runoffs set in race for coastal Georgia House seat

Published On: May 20 2014 10:50:21 PM EDT   Updated On: May 21 2014 07:45:02 AM EDT


Both Republicans and Democrats will return to the polls in July 21 to decide which candidates will advance to the General Election to fill the southeast Georgia congressional seat being vacated by GOP Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah.

State Rep. Buddy Carter of Pooler drew 36 percent of the vote and Savannah physician Bob Johnson earned 23 percent in the six-way Republican primary.

On the Democratic ballot, Realtor Amy Tavio has just under 34 percent of the vote, with retired police officer Brian Reese only 21 votes behind in the three-way contest.
The district covers southeast Georgia from the Florida line to the Savannah River. Kingston stepped aside to seek Georgia's open Senate seat.


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