Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias
has won a runoff election to keep his seat on the bench.
Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Nahmias winning 68 percent of
the vote compared to 32 percent for challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins
with 87 percent of precincts reporting.
The two candidates were forced into a runoff since neither
candidate won 50 percent plus one vote in the general election.
Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Nahmias to the state's
high court in August 2009. He previously served as a U.S. attorney
and a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Adkins is a divorce lawyer who ran unsuccessfully for the Court
of Appeals in 2008. She did not raise money and did little
campaigning before the general election.
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