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Andrew Clyde wins Georgia GOP runoff to replace Doug Collins

Andrew Clyde wins Georgia GOP runoff to replace Doug Collins
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Andrew Clyde won the Republican runoff election in Georgia’s 9th District on Tuesday to replace Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsPoll shows tight GOP primary for Georgia governor The Hill's Morning Report - Census winners and losers; House GOP huddles Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE (R) in the deep red district.

Clyde, a firearms business owner and Navy veteran, prevailed over state Rep. Matt Gurtler (R) with 55 percent of the votes after 62 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press.

The two candidates were forced into a runoff after neither clinched a majority in the primary in June.

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Collins is leaving his House seat as he challenges Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE (R-Ga.) in the special multicandidate election in November. 

Meanwhile, Devin Pandy won the Democratic nomination with 65 percent of the vote.

Updated: 10 p.m.