Georgia U.S. House 10th district special election, 2007

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Incumbent Georgia 10th Congressional district Republican Representative Charlie Norwood died on Feb. 13, 2007 at age 65. Under Georgia state election law the state's Governor is empowered to set a special election date to fill the empty seat. Republican Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue set June 19, 2007 as the special election date. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote, then July 17 will be the date of the run-off special election.

  • Dates:
    • Filing Deadline: April 26, 2007
    • Election: June 19, 2007
    • Runoff: July 17, 2007
  • Comments: Whitehead's string of gaffes led to a stinging anti-endorsement from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Whitehead is planning to skip the remaining candidate's debates, and devote his money to a TV ad blitz.
  • Primary Results: Whitehead 44%, Broun 21%, Marlow 20%. Whitehead and Broun will meet in the runoff on July 17.
  • Runoff Results: Paul Broun, Jr. won the runoff by less than 400 votes, out of 46,000 cast.

References

  • n.a. "June Vote Set for Ga. Congressional Seat." Associated Press. February 22, 2007.
  • High-Tech Democrat Hopes to Net Votes in Georgia‚Äôs 10th, CQ Politics.com, April 3, 2007.

External Links

  • Georgia Secretary of State
  • Secretary Handel Releases Information on Special Election
  • DailyKos => GA-10 recent articles
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