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Governor settles in to watch election returns

November 7, 2006
by Sonny Dixon

Atlanta -- Georgia voters are braving a rainy election day as they cast ballots to determine whether Republicans will cement their hold on the state or Democrats will mount a comeback after losing ground in the last two election cycles.  

At the top of the ticket, Republican Governor Perdue is seeking a second term.   A former Democrat, Perdue made history in 2002 when he was elected Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and led the GOP takeover of the Legislature.    

Perdue did not vote today. He already voted by absentee ballot last week. He was then peppered with questions about more than 100 acres of land he bought in Houston County.

He did not disclose that purchase as required by law, and the value of the land skyrocketed. That's because shortly after he bought it, paper giant Weyerhauser sold an enormous tract of adjacent wildlife management area to private developers.

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