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Dec. 5 - Republicans Win Secretary of State and Public Service Commission in Runoff

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Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report
 
December 5, 2018 - State Rep. Brad Raffensperger (R) won the runoff election for Georgia's secretary of state against former U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D). Barrow and Raffensperger advanced to a runoff following the November 6, 2018, general election to replace Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), who ran for governor. Brad Raffensperger got 
756,016 votes to John Barrow’s 698,770. In Glynn County, it was 7,198 votes for Raffensperger to 3,898 for Barrow. Camden also went republican with 3,728 to 1,982. McIntosh was 1,355 to 1,061. And Charlton was 896 to 264. 
 
Incumbent Chuck Eaton (R) defeated Lindy Miller (D) in the general runoff election for Georgia Public Service Commissioner - District 3. Eaton got 749,871 votes to Miller’s 697,035. 
 
Glynn County Republicans congratulated the winners on its facebook page, while the Glynn County Democrats thanked those who voted in the runoff. “While we may not have been able to elect John Barrow and Lindy Miller as our next Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner, respectively, the results were close. In Glynn County, less than 25% of eligible voters (Democrats & Republicans) turned out to vote, so we have some work to do in 2020.”
 
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