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Republican David Perdue trounces Georgia Democrats' U.S. Senate hopes
Republican David Perdue trounces Georgia Democrats' U.S. Senate hopes

Democrats' hopes to play offense in Georgia fizzled Tuesday as their candidates for both U.S. Senate and governor lost to Republicans. Republican and former business executive David Perdue trounced Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race for the open Senate seat, avoiding a potential runoff in the three-way race by easily clearing the 50% threshold. And Democrat Jason Carter, grandson of former President Carter, fell short in his bid to oust Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. A demographic shift in the Peach State, with an influx of African American and minority voters – and a declining white electorate – encouraged Democrats to seize on the potential to turn the red state...

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