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The 2010 House elections in Georgia will occur on November 2, 2010 to elect the members of the State of Georgia's delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 112th Congress from January 4, 2011 until January 3, 2013. Georgia has thirteen seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census.

These elections will be held concurrently with the United States Senate elections of 2010 (including one in Georgia), the United States House elections in other states, and various state and local elections.

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District breakdown

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District 1

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Incumbent Republican Jack Kingston (campaign website) has held this district since 1993.

District 2

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Democratic incumbent Sanford Bishop (campaign website) faces a challenge against Republican state Representative Mike Keown, (campaign website) Lee Ferrell, a USAF veteran and unsuccessful 2008 Republican House nominee, (campaign website) and businessman Rudy Adams (campaign website)

District 3

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Republican incumbent Lynn Westmoreland (campaign website) beat Democratic nominee Stephen Camp in 2008.

Businessman Alan Weaver (I) (campaign website) so far is the only declared challenger to Westmoreland.

District 4

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Freshman Democratic incumbent Hank Johnson (campaign website) was unopposed on the ballot and easily defeated three write-in challengers in 2008. Johnson will be opposed in the Democratic primary by former DeKalb County Executive Vernon Jones (campaign website) and DeKalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes (campaign website).

Three Republicans have announced their intentions to run for the seat in the 2010 election cycle: Businesswoman Liz Carter,[1] Airport Hangar Manager and Fair Tax advocate Larry Gause[2] and Management Consultant Cory Ruth (campaign website).

District 5

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Democratic incumbent John Lewis (campaign website) ran unopposed in 2008.

District 6

Republican incumbent Tom Price (campaign website) has held this seat since 2005.

District 7

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Republican incumbent John Linder (campaign website) has represented Georgia in Congress since 1993. On February 27, 2010, Linder announced that he would retire.[3]

Republican State Senator Don Balfour announced his candidacy two days later. [4] Other potential Republican candidates include former Christian Coalition Director and state Party Chairman Ralph Reed, Gwinnett County Commissioner Mike Beaudreau, Gwinnett County Republican Party Chairman Chuck Efstration, and state Representatives Mike Coan, Clay Cox, Tom Rice, and Donna Sheldon. [5] State Senator David Shafer, former Sandy Springs City Councilman Doug MacGinnitie, and Atlanta Brave Pitcher John Smoltz, who were briefly the subjects of speculation to have interest in the race, have all declined.[6][7]

So far, no Democrats have emerged to run for the seat.

District 8

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Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall (campaign website) as been part of speculation about him running for governor. Marshall has not confirmed the speculation; most Democratic leaders wound most likely discourage him from doing so due to the more Republican tilt it has gain since it was reconfigured in 2006.[8]

In the Republican field, four candidates have announced their candidacies. The candidates seeking the Republican nomination are educator Ken DeLoach, businesspersons Angela M. Hicks (campaign website) and Paul Rish (campaign website), Valerie Meyers, (campaign website)[9] and U.S. Army Nurse Diane Vann (campaign website).

District 9

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Republican incumbent Nathan Deal is retiring to run for governor.[10] On the Republican side former state Senator Bill Stephens, state Senator Lee Hawkins, conservative activist Jeremy Jones, county district Commissioner Mike Cowan, and state Representative Tom Graves are running.[11] Other potential Republican candidates include talk radio host Martha Zoller, state Representative James Mills, state Senators Chip Pearson and David Ralston,[12] and former 12th district Congressman and teacher Max Burns.[13]

Among Democratic candidates, Hall County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Freeman so far is the only declared Democratic candidate.[14]

Marketing Executive Eugene Moon will be running as an independent.[15]

District 10

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Republican incumbent Paul Broun (campaign website) holds this district. Broun will receive a primary challenge from Solar Energy Equipment Salesman Cason Sisk. (campaign website)

Retired teacher Sandy Untermyer so far is the only declared Democratic candidate.[16]

District 11

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Republican incumbent Phil Gingrey (campaign website) represents this district.

District 12

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Democratic incumbent John Barrow (campaign website) holds this seat. Former state Senator Regina Thomas will challenge Barrow in the Democratic primary, as she did unsuccessfully in 2008.[17]

Former Thunderbolt Councilman and current town fire chief Carl Smith, Savannah Republican activist Jeanne Seaver,[18] and investment adviser Mike Horner (campaign website) have announced that they will challenge Barrow. Other potential Republican candidates include state Representatives Jon Burns and Bob Lane.[19]

District 13

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Democratic incumbent David Scott (campaign website) holds this district.

Republican candidates Sonja Sleeper[20] and Physician Deborah Honeycutt, the latter of whom has challenged Scott twice[21], have filed to run for this seat. Michael Frisbee, a website consultant will run as an Independent.[22]

References

  1. ^ http://www.cartuga.com/biography.html
  2. ^ "Hank Johnson draws a challenger. But who is Larry Gause?". http://www.peachpundit.com/.+October 13, 2009. http://www.peachpundit.com/2009/10/13/hank-johnson-draws-a-challenger-but-who-is-larry-gause/. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Georgia: Linder Announces Retirement". http://www.cqpolitics.com/.+February 27, 2010. http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/02/linder-announces-retirement-re.html. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Balfour First Republican To Enter Race to Succeed Linder". http://www.cqpolitics.com/.+March 1, 2010. http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/03/balfour-first-to-enter-race-to.html. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Doubling Up on GOP Jockeying in Georgia". http://www.cqpolitics.com/.+March 2, 2010. http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000003301392. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  6. ^ http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/03/shafer-decides-against-georgia.html
  7. ^ "Doubling Up on GOP Jockeying in Georgia". http://www.cqpolitics.com/.+March 2, 2010. http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000003301392. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  8. ^ Wooten, Jim (11 May 2008). "GOP ... on road to 2010 Georgia governor's race". The Atlanta Journal Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/opinion/stories/2008/05/11/suwooten.html?cxntlid=inform_sr. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.macon.com/local/story/932979.html
  10. ^ "Sources: Deal to Run for Governor in Georgia". Roll Call. http://www.rollcall.com/news/34376-1.html?type=printer_friendly. 
  11. ^ http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/21712/
  12. ^ "Potential candidates begin eyeing Deal's congressional seat (Archive)". Gainesvilletimes.com. 2009-04-29. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/18147/. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  13. ^ "Sources: Deal to Run for Governor in Georgia". Roll Call. 2009-04-28. http://www.rollcall.com/news/34376-1.html?type=printer_friendly. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  14. ^ http://www.freemanforcongress.org/
  15. ^ "Eugene Moon for Congress". http://www.eugenemoonforcongress.org/. 
  16. ^ http://www.sandyin2010.com/
  17. ^ http://www.savannahtribune.com/news/2009-12-16/Front_Page/Regina_Thomas_Announces_12th_District_Congressiona.html
  18. ^ Larry Peterson (2009-09-29). "Seaver wants to be the GOP standard bearer against Democrat Barrow". Savannah Morning News. http://savannahnow.com/news/2009-09-29/seaver-wants-be-gop-standard-bearer-against-democrat-barrow. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  19. ^ "Southern Political Report". Southern Political Report. 2009-03-30. http://www.southernpoliticalreport.com/storylink_330_820.aspx. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  20. ^ http://www.sonjaforcongress.org/
  21. ^ http://www.honeycuttforcongress.com/
  22. ^ http://www.frisbee2010.com/
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