Atlanta, GA (AP) - Republican Austin Scott has defeated Democratic
U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall in middle Georgia's 8th District.
Marshall, a four-term congressman from Macon, was ousted in
Tuesday's elections amid a tide of Republican gains in Congress.
Unofficial returns showed Scott, a GOP state lawmaker from
Ashburn, with 53 percent of the vote with 72 percent of precincts
During the campaign, Marshall tried to sway voters with
arguments his independent voting record showed he was not beholden
to either party. The Democrat voted against President Barack
Obama's health care overhaul and said he opposed keeping Nancy
Pelosi as House speaker.
Scott attacked Marshall for supporting $787 billion in stimulus
spending and raising the government's debt limit.
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