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Low Turnout a High Factor

The fact that a mid-summer runoff will have low turnout comes as no surprise.  Voting percentages are expected to be in the low-mid teens as opposed to the around 20% who showed up for the May 20th primaries.  Such a small number of voters can do funny things to a race, but on the Senate side it appears that Jack Kingston stands to benefit most.  Kingston has the more robust grassroots campaign, which should deliver more supporters who will make it to the polls rain or shine, (note that it is expected to rain throughout most of the state tomorrow, further dampening turnout).  He will also once again rely on the rabid support of his home district in South Georgia, a district which has the motivation of a relatively competitive Congressional race to help in driving turnout.  We expect the race to be close, but Kingston’s folks have to be feeling confident.

 

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