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Pandy, Clyde Will Face Off in 9th Congressional District

Andrew Clyde (left) with Donald Trump Jr.

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.

Pandy, an actor and Army veteran, defeated Brooke Siskin with 68% of the vote. Clyde, who owns a gun store in Athens, beat Matt Gurtler with 56% of the vote.

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.

Blake Aued Devin Pandy

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.