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Georgia voters go to the polls

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By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters are heading to the polls to pick candidates for November's elections.

Polls across the state opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Georgia already held its presidential primary on March 1, hoping to boost Southern states' influence.

Georgia's 9th and 11th Congressional districts are among the heated contests. Incumbent Republican congressmen Doug Collins and Barry Loudermilk each have four primary challengers.

Click HERE to see WALB's list of over 150 Southwest Georgia races. Our online data reporting will begin shortly after the polls close at 7:00PM.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has two relatively unknown Republican challengers. Three Democrats compete to challenge the incumbent in November.

Seven Republicans are vying to replace retiring Rep. Lynn Westmoreland in west Georgia's 3rd District. The final GOP nominee will face one of two Democratic primary hopefuls in November.

Many state legislative primaries also are on Tuesday's ballot.

If one candidate does not receive a majority, the top two go to runoff elections July 26.

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