GOP Holds Early Lead in Georgia Commissioner Races

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Early tallies showed Republican candidates with
an edge in the races for Georgia agriculture, labor and insurance
commissioner and for an open seat on the Public Service Commission.
Republican Gary Black had 66 percent of the vote against
Democrat J.B. Powell in the race for agriculture commissioner with
13 percent of precincts reporting.
Early tallies also showed Republican Ralph Hudgens leading
Democrat Mary Squires with 64 percent of the vote in the race for
insurance commissioner. Thirteen percent of precincts have reported
in that race.
GOP candidate Mark Butler was taking nearly two-thirds of the
vote against Democrat Darryl Hicks in the race for state labor
commissioner. Meanwhile, Republican Tim Echols had 65 percent of
the vote against Democrat Keith Moffett in the race for the Public
Service Commission with 12 percent of precincts reporting.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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