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Long voters support Republicans
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Long County on Tuesday elected Republican leader across the board in contested races. The results still are unofficial, but with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, here are the top two vote gatherers in each of the major races:

• Governor
Nathan Deal: 58.52 percent
Roy Barnes: 37.09 percent
• Senate
Incumbent Johnny Isakson: 66.39 percent
Michael Thurmond: 30.73 percent
• Lieutenant governor
Incumbent Casey Cagle: 59.37 percent
Carol Porter: 36.99 percent
• U.S. House District 1
Incumbent Jack Kingston: 71.28 percent
Oscar Harris: 28.67 percent
• Secretary of state
Incumbent Brian Kemp: 63.66 percent
Georganna Sinkfield: 32.25 percent
Attorney general
Sam Olens: 55.31 percent
Ken Hodges: 40.82 percent
Insurance commissioner
Ralph Hudgens: 60.09 percent
Mary Squires: 35.59 percent
State superintendent of schools
John Barge: 58.05 percent
Joe Martin: 37.01 percent    
Georgia agriculture commissioner-elect Gary Black, a Republican, won a majority of Long County votes, as did labor commissioner-elect Mark Butler, also a Republican.

Long County Registrar Larry Wells said Long County has 5,572 registered voters. On Tuesday, 1,871 cast ballots at the polls for a 33.5 percent voter turnout rate.

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