Atlanta, GA (AP) - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle defeated Democrat Carol
Porter to win another term in Georgia's No. 2 job.
Unofficial returns Tuesday show Cagle with 55 percent of the
vote after 71 percent of the precincts were counted.
The Gainesville businessman became the first Republican
lieutenant governor in Georgia history after his 2006 election and
was once considered a front-runner to win the GOP nomination for
But he pulled out of the race in April 2009 due to a painful
back and neck condition, and promised to push legislation aimed at
creating jobs if elected to another term.
Porter has run her husband DuBose's political campaigns for 26
years, but she ran on her own for the first time. She vowed to help
solve Georgia's education and infrastructure woes.
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