August 21, 2012

Voters to cast ballots in north Georgia congressional race

ATLANTA — Republican voters in north Georgia will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the race for the state’s newest congressional seat.

State Rep. Doug Collins, a lawmaker with ties to the governor, faces conservative talk show host Martha Zoller in Tuesday’s GOP runoff for the 9th Congressional District, which covers Gainesville and parts of north Georgia.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Just over 700 votes out of nearly 110,000 votes cast separated Collins from Zoller in last month’s Republican primary. The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will have a substantial edge in the general election given the GOP’s strength in the district.

The candidates have focused heavily on proving their conservative credentials. The winner will face Democrat Jody Cooley in November.


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