Election night has drawn to an end, let’s look at the results.

Nathan Deal defeated his two opponents in the primary, winning with 72% of the vote.  We said yesterday that Deal’s camp would likely be pleased with anything over 70%, so this result sets him up nicely for a general election against Jason Carter that could get downright nasty.

David Perdue will face Jack Kingston in the runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.  Kingston received a tremendous outpouring of support from Southeast Georgia, which kept him up with Perdue for much of the night before the votes from the northern part of the state came in.  Karen Handel didn’t quite get the votes she needed from the metro area, and ended the night in third.  It remains to be seen if she will throw her considerable political machine behind one of the two men who defeated her, but as our own Matt Towery said tonight on Fox 5’s election coverage, don’t be surprised if you see her go over to Kingston.  The Perdue/Kingston matchup is a particularly interesting one, as it pits a ‘Washington outsider’ in Perdue against the ‘establishment candidate’ in Kingston.  Both candidates have big money and big organizations, so expect a lot of attention to be paid to this race in coming weeks. 

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