Georgia's 10th Congressional District Special Election, 2007
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Georgia's 10th Congressional District Special Election, 2007

On June 19, 2007, the U.S. state of Georgia held a special election to fill a vacancy in Georgia's 10th congressional district. A runoff was held on July 17 with Paul Broun defeating Jim Whitehead by less than 1%.[1]

History

The vacancy was created by the death of incumbent Republican Charlie Norwood.[2] Norwood won reelection in 2006 with 67% of the vote.

Since this is a nonpartisan special election, all candidates for the election were listed alphabetically, though their party affiliations are noted on the ballot.[3] According to Georgia law, to win outright, a candidate needed a majority vote; since no candidate won more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers competed in a runoff election on July 17, 2007.

Official candidates

The following candidates were on the June 19 ballot.[3][4] They are listed here alphabetically: first by party, then by name.

Democratic

Libertarian

Republican

Results

No candidate received a majority in the June 19 election so a runoff between Republicans Jim Whitehead and Paul Broun was held on July 17. Democrat James Marlow, the third-place finisher, had the right to request a recount within 48 hours of the official certification of the election results on June 25, 2007, due to the very small difference in total votes for himself and Broun,[5] but did not do so.[6]

The official returns for the June 19 election and the July 17 run-off are:

Candidate Party General election[7] Run-off[8]
Votes % Votes %
Jim Whitehead Republican 23,555 43.51 23,135 49.58
Paul Broun Republican 11,208 20.70 23,529 50.42
James Marlow Democratic 11,010 20.34
Denise Freeman Democratic 2,574 4.76
Evita Paschall Democratic 1,778 3.28
Bill Greene Republican 1,635 3.02
Nate Pulliam Republican 913 1.69
Jim Sendelbach Libertarian 710 1.31
Mark Myers Republican 378 0.70
Erik Underwood Republican 376 0.70

See also

References

  1. ^ Kapochunas, Rachel (2007-07-18). "Too Close to Call for Candidates in Special Georgia Election". CQPolitics.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ yahoo.com
  3. ^ a b "Secretary Handel Closes Qualifying for 10th Congressional District Special Election" (Press release). Georgia Secretary of State. April 26, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-05-10. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Kapochunas, Rachel (2007-04-26). "Candidate List Emerges for Special Election in Georgia's 10th". CQ.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Georgia state law - O.C.G.A. 21-2-495 Archived 2009-05-02 at the Library of Congress Web Archives
  6. ^ Kapochunas, Rachel (July 24, 2007). "Georgia Conservative Broun Fulfills House Dreams With Special Win". CQPolitics.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Georgia Secretary of State Certifies June 19 Election Results" (Press release). Georgia Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Georgia Secretary of State certifies July 17, 2007 Special Election Runoff results". Georgia Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2007-09-12. Retrieved .

External links

Candidate Web Sites

Democratic

Libertarian

Republican


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