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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 CollinsHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day 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 LoefflerPoll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia Schumer warns of COVID-19 danger posed by Pence on Senate floor Two Loeffler staffers test positive for COVID-19 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.