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 CollinsTrump, Biden tied in Georgia: poll Loeffler paints herself as 'more conservative than Attila the Hun' in new campaign ad Vulnerable GOP incumbents embrace filling Supreme Court seat this year 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 LoefflerTrump, Biden tied in Georgia: poll Joe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Tumultuous court battle upends fight for Senate 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.