Democrat Devin Pandy and Republican Andrew Clyde will face off in Northeast Georgia’s 9th Congressional District after they won their respective primary runoffs on Tuesday.
Clyde is a staunch gun-rights and Donald Trump supporter who was endorsed by Rep. Jody Hice and former congressman Paul Broun in the runoff against Gurtler. Pandy was supported by progressives like Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Tim Denson.
The 9th District includes a small slice of northern Clarke County and runs to the North Carolina state line. It’s currently represented by Doug Collins, who is running for U.S. Senate this year.
The district is one of the reddest in the country, and Democrats sometimes don’t even bother to contest it. Collins never received less than 76% of the vote in his four terms. Eight times as many Republicans as Democrats voted in the Tuesday runoffs.
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