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October 27, 2004

Nashville - Political history will be made in one South Georgia county next week.

Voters in Berrien County have never elected a Republican to any local office. But there are several unopposed Republican candidates on the ballots in next week's election.

In the 2000 primaries, only one percent of voters picked up a Republican ballot, but in this year's primaries, 20 percent voted Republican. "Zell Miller said the people are not leaving the Democratic party, the Democratic party is leaving the people of South Georgia and I think that's the case in Berrien County as well," said Paul Hamilton, Republican Chairman.

The Berrien County Republican Party is holding regular meetings and organized the county's first Republican Rally last week.

posted at 5:40 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com