ATLANTA — Republican gubernatorial challenger David Pennington, a foursome of superintendent candidates and a handful of congressional hopefuls were the newest names to be added to the primary ballots Tuesday morning.

Pennington showed up with a handful of supporters in his effort to unseat Nathan Deal in the Republican primary. Deal was the first to qualify Monday, and State Superintendent of Schools John Barge is expected to file his paperwork before the weeklong qualifying period ends.

“Obviously, this is a race that really won’t take shape until the last three or four weeks, as almost all primary races do,” said Pennington, who was mayor of Dalton until his qualification triggered his automatic removal. 

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