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Establishment Republicans in Georgia set for Senate runoff
Establishment Republicans in Georgia set for Senate runoff

The hard-fought Republican primary for a Senate seat in Georgia was headed to a runoff late Tuesday, with tea party candidates trailing but none of the more establishment candidates clearing the threshold for outright victory. Millionaire former business executive David Perdue led the polls heading into election day, relying on his status a newcomer to politics and his famous family -- he is the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue -- to boost him to a runoff spot. Jack Kingston, the Savannah-area congressman, took the other primary spot, overpowering Karen Handel, the former secretary of state, who lacked the resources of the deep-pocketed Perdue and the well-connected Kingston. The...

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