Final results show Buck loosing state school superintendent race slightly
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The final results for Republican nomination for state school superintendent show Richard Wood with a lead of just 727 votes over Roman Mike Buck.
The race was close throughout the night, with the two swapping the lead back and forth several times.
The key difference between the candidates is their feeling on Common Core. Wood is against is while Buck supports it.
Buck can ask for a recount due to the margin of error. We have placed a call to his campaign office.
Meanwhile, two political newcomers with familiar names in Georgia will square off for the US Senate in November.
David Perdue is the cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue, while Michelle Nunn is the daughter of longtime Senator Sam Nunn.
Following a bitter Primary and Runoff that featured plenty of mudslinging, local Republican Layla Shipman says it’s time for the GOP to unite behind their nominee.
Most recent polls show Nunn with a slight lead going into the General Election campaign. Local Democrat Wendy Davis said on Hometown Headlines, “Layla did a good job of putting that ‘we’re all together spin on that’ but that’s a nice spin. They’ve still got a lot of work to do bringing the party back together on their side and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of that.”
The winner of the race will succeed the retiring Saxby Chambliss.