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Tabitha Johnson-Green, Mike Collins Will Face Off in 10th Congressional District

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Tenth Congressional District Democrats have chosen Tabitha Johnson-Green as their nominee for the third election cycle in a row. She holds a 63%-37% lead over Jessica Fore with 94% of precincts reporting.

Johnson-Green won a slight majority in Clarke County, even though she has declined media interviews, doesn’t have much of a social media presence and skipped out on an Oconee Dems forum last week. Fore lives in Athens and has been a fixture on the campaign trail locally.

The Sandersville nurse will be a longshot against Republican nominee Mike Collins in the solidly red district. Collins defeated Vernon Jones, a former Democrat who switched parties and was endorsed by Donald Trump, with 75% of the vote. But Collins, the son of the late former congressman Mac Collins, also claimed the MAGA mantle. The trucking company owner drove a big rig with “Trump Agenda” emblazoned on the side to campaign events.

Three times as many Republicans as Democrats—39,000 versus 13,000—voted in the runoff districtwide. In typically 70% Democratic Athens, 39% of 7,500 voters cast a Republican ballot, despite there being only one GOP runoff compared to five races on the Democratic side.

In statewide Democratic runoffs, four candidates all have comfortable leads with counting nearly wrapped up: Charlie Bailey over Kwanzaa Hall for lieutenant governor, Bee Nguyen over Dee Dawkins-Hagler for secretary of state, Janice Laws Robinson over Raphael Baker for insurance commissioner and William Boddie Jr. over Nicole Horn for labor commissioner. It was a clean sweep for candidates endorsed by Stacey Abrams—Bailey, Nguyen and Boddie—giving her the ticket she wanted headed into her November rematch against Gov. Brian Kemp.