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Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division
2010 Georgia Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Primary Filing Deadline: 4/30/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/2/10, Alternative Party Filing Deadline: 7/13/10, Primary: 7/20/10, Run-off Primary: 8/10/10, Write-in Deadline: 9/2/10, General Election: 11/2/10, Runoff Election: 11/30/10,
Last Updated: July 21, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 57.9% in '06, Sonny Perdue (R) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advatange Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up,
ex-Gov. Roy E. Barnes (D) 65.6%,
St. Att. Gen. Thurbert E. Baker (D) 21.6%, ex-Adj. Gen. David Poythress (D) 5.5%, St. Rep. Dubose Porter (D) 4.5%, Ray City Mayor Carl Camon (D) 1.1%, consultant Bill Bolton (D) 0.9%, St. Rep. Randal Mangham (D) 0.8%,
ex-Sec. of St. Karen Handel (R) 34.1%, ex-U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R) 22.9%,
ex-St. Sen. Eric Johnson (R) 20.1%, St. Ins. Comm'r. John W. Oxendine (R) 17.0%, St. Sen. Jeff Chapman (R) 3.0%, '06 candidate / Southern rights activist Ray McBerry (R) 2.5%, Wal-Mart employee Otis Putnam (R) 0.4%,
Grady County Planning Commission John H. Monds (L),
Jacob Perasso (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor, 54.1% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Carol Porter (D) 69.7%,
journalist Tricia Carpenter McCracken (D) 30.3%,
Casey Cagle (R), Rhonda Martini (L),
Secretary of State, 54.1% in '06, 1st term, Karen Handel (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. Gail Buckner (D) 35.1%, real estate agent Georganna Sinkfield (D) 22.6%,
businesswoman Angela "Miss Angela" Moore (D) 20.4%, public relations exec. Michael Mills (D) 15.5%, attorney Gary Horlacher (D) 6.4%,
ex-St. Rep. Brian Kemp (R) 59.2%,
Sandy Springs City Commr. Doug MacGinnitie (R) 40.8%,
David Chastain (L),
Attorney General, 57.2% in '06, Thurbert E. Baker (D) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-District Attorney Ken Hodges (D) 65.5%,
St. Rep. Rob Teilhet (D) 34.5%,
ex-Co. Comm'r. Samuel S. Olens (R) 39.9%, St. Sen. Preston W. Smith (R) 30.6%,
attorney Max Wood (R) 29.5%,
Don Smart (L),
Superintendent of Schools, 59.9% in '06, 2nd term, Kathy Cox (R) resigned, Brad Bryant (I) failed to get on the ballot, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-school board president Joe Martin (D) 54.9%,
university administrator Beth Farokhi (D) 27.3%, teacher Brian Westlake (D) 17.8%,
education administrator John D. Barge (R) 51.8%,
teacher Richard Woods (R) 48.2%, incumbent Kathy Cox (R) withdrew but name will still be on ballot,
Kira Willis (L),
Insurance Commissioner, 65.6% in '06, John Weimann Oxendine (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Mary Squires (D), St. Sen. Ralph T. Hudgens (R) 20.7%, attorney Maria Sheffield (R) 19.6%,
St. Rep. Tom Knox (R) 16.2%, consultant Gerry Purcell (R) 12.7%, insurance agent Dennis Cain (R) 9.5%, St. Sen. Seth Harp (R) 8.5%, attorney Rick Collum (R) 5.2%, insurance broker Stephen Dale Northington (R) 3.8%, insurance agent John Mamalakis (R) 3.7%,
Shane Bruce (L),
Agriculture Commissioner, Thomas T. "Tommy" Irvin (D) retiring, 56.0% in '06, next elections in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
St. Sen. J.B. Powell (D), '06 nominee Gary Black (R) 76.0%,
'94 Senate candidate Darwin Carter (R) 24.0%,
Kevin Cherry (L),
Lisa Potash (SW/WI),
Labor Commissioner, 54.8% in '06, next elections in 2010, Michael "Mike" Thurmond (D) running for Senate,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'06 Secretary of State candidate / lobbyist Darryl A. Hicks (D) 50.1%,
ex-St. Rep. Terry Coleman (D) 49.9%,
St. Rep. Mark Butler (R) 70.3%,
St. Rep. Melvin Everson (R) 29.7%,
William "Will" Costa (L),
Senator, 57.9% in '04, 1st term, Next election 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
Labor Comm'r. Michael "Mike" Thurmond (D) 84.3%,
ex-Rockdale Co. Chief of Staff R.J. Hadley (D) 15.7%,
Johnny Isakson (R), Chuck Donovan (L),
Lisa Potash (SW/WI),
1st Congressional District, 66.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
retired farmer Oscar L. Harris, II (D), Jack Kingston (R),
2nd Congressional District, 68.9% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D), St. Rep. Mike Keown (R) 80.8%,
businessman Rick Allen (R) 11.1%, artist Lee Ferrell (R) 8.1%,
3rd Congressional District, 65.7% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
teacher Frank Saunders (D), Lynn Westmoreland (R),
4th Congressional District, 99.9% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
Henry C. "Hank" Johnson (D) 55.2%,
'08 Senate candidate / ex-County CEO Vernon A. Jones (D) 26.3%, Co. Comm'r. Connie Stokes (D) 18.5%,
business consultant Lisbeth "Liz" Carter (R) 54.8%,
property manager Larry Gause (R) 25.5%, publisher Victor Armendariz (D) 10.0%, consultant Cory Ruth (R) 9.7%,
5th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
John Lewis (D), attorney Fenn Little (R) 59.6%,
graphic designer Kelly Nguyen (R) 40.4%,
6th Congressional District, 68.5% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Thomas E. Price (R),
7th Congressional District, 62.0% in '08, John Linder (R) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
'08 nominee / Iraqi veteran Doug Heckman (D), congressional aide Rob Woodall (R) 36.3%, pastor Jody Hice (R) 26.3%,
'02 nominee / St. Rep. Clay Cox (R) 20.0%, Real estate broker / flight attendant James "Jef" Fincher (R) 6.1%, businessman Tom Kirby (R) 4.0%, party activist Chuck Efstration (R) 3.7%, IBM sales exec. / CPA Tom Parrott (R) 2.2%, retiree Ronnie Grist (R) 1.4%,
8th Congressional District, 57.2% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic, NRCC Target,
James "Jim" Marshall (D), St. Rep. Austin Scott (R) 52.4%,
educator / pastor Ken DeLoach (R) 31.2%, nurse Diane Vann (R) 16.4%,
9th Congressional District, 56.4% in '10 Special Election, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat ex-St. Rep. Tom Graves (R) 49.5%, ex-St. Sen. Lee Hawkins (R) 26.7%,
councilman Steve Tarvin (R) 14.7%, cardiologist Chris Cates (R) suspended campaign but still got 6.4%, real estate broker Bobby Reese (R) 1.7%, '98 Libertarian Senate nominee Bert Loftman (R) and ex-St. Sen. Bill Stephens (R) dropped out but still got 1.0%,
10th Congressional District, 60.7% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
ex-teacher Russell Edwards (D), Paul Broun, Jr. (R),
11th Congressional District, 68.2% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat J. Phillip "Phil" Gingrey (R),
12th Congressional District, 66.0% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
John Barrow (D) 57.9%,
'08 candidate / ex-St. Sen. Regina D. Thomas (D) 42.1%,
mechanical engineer Raymond L. "Ray" McKinney (R) 42.6%, ex-Co. Comm'r. fire chief Carl Smith (R) 27.9%,
businesswoman Jeanne Seaver (R) 18.3%, investment adviser Mike Horner (R) 11.1%,
13th Congressional District, 69.0% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
David Scott (D) 76.1%,
Consultant Mike Murphy (D) 16.7%, website consultant Michael Frisbee (D) 7.2%,
General Contractor Mike Crane (R) 29.4%, physician Deborah Honeycutt (R) 26.6%,
small business owner Chip Flanegan (R) 16.8%, restaurant management Dave Orr (R) 12.7%, salesman Hank R Dudek (R) 9.4%, small business owner Rupert G. Parchment (R) 5.1%,
Run-Off Primary Results
Governor, 57.9% in '06, Sonny Perdue (R) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advatange Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up,
ex-Gov. Roy E. Barnes (D), ex-U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R) 50.2%,
ex-Sec. of St. Karen Handel (R) 49.8%,
Grady County Planning Commission John H. Monds (L),
Jacob Perasso (SW/WI),
Secretary of State, 54.1% in '06, 1st term, Karen Handel (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
real estate agent Georganna Sinkfield (D) 61.9%,
St. Sen. Gail Buckner (D) 38.1%,
ex-St. Rep. Brian Kemp (R), David Chastain (L),
Attorney General, 57.2% in '06, Thurbert E. Baker (D) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-District Attorney Ken Hodges (D), ex-Co. Comm'r. Samuel S. Olens (R) 58.9%,
St. Sen. Preston W. Smith (R) 41.1%,
Don Smart (L),
Insurance Commissioner, 65.6% in '06, John Weimann Oxendine (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Mary Squires (D), St. Sen. Ralph T. Hudgens (R) 55.2%,
attorney Maria Sheffield (R) 44.7%,
Shane Bruce (L),
7th Congressional District, 62.0% in '08, John Linder (R) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
'08 nominee / Iraqi veteran Doug Heckman (D), congressional aide Rob Woodall (R) 56.0%,
pastor Jody Hice (R) 44.0%,
9th Congressional District, 56.4% in '10 Special Election, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
No Democrat ex-St. Rep. Tom Graves (R) 55.2%,
ex-St. Sen. Lee Hawkins (R) 44.8%,
12th Congressional District, 66.0% in '08, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
John Barrow (D), mechanical engineer Raymond L. "Ray" McKinney (R) 62.1%,
ex-Co. Comm'r. fire chief Carl Smith (R) 37.9%,
13th Congressional District, 69.0% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
David Scott (D), General Contractor Mike Crane (R) 67.5%,
physician Deborah Honeycutt (R) 32.5%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Georgia Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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