Johnson to face Vaughn for US Rep. seat; Broun rolls in District 10

Hank Johnson 

Hank Johnson 


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ATLANTA — Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson dispatched two primary challengers in metropolitan Atlanta's 4th Congressional District and will face a Conyers Republican in the Nov. 6 general election.

Johnson, who is seeking his fourth term, will be a favorite over J. Chris Vaughn, a 46-year-old minister.

"I'm going to keep working with our great president as we renew this economy and move America forward," Johnson said. "My record is clear and it's strong. I'm going to continue to run proudly on my record."

Unofficial returns on Tuesday showed Johnson with almost 77 percent of the vote with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Conyers minister Courtney Dillard Sr. had 19 percent, with Porterdale consultant Lincoln Nunnally a distant third at 4 percent.

The district is one of four majority-minority districts among Georgia's 14 House jurisdictions. The boundaries include parts of DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties, including north Atlanta, Decatur and Lilburn.

Vaughn is a senior pastor at Grace Summit Church who wants to see taxes and spending reduced in Washington.

In the GOP primary, Vaughn garnered 54 percent to 46 percent for Greg Pallen, an Oxford business executive.

In District 10, incumbent Republican Paul Broun rolled to an unofficial victory with 69 percent of the vote, trouncing candidate Stephen Simpson.

With no Democratic challenger, Broun will be sworn in for a new term in January.

"I praise God I'm going to get the privilege to continue to serve in Washington," Broun said, adding that he planned to continue to battle for cuts to spending, the repeal of Obamacare and saving Medicare.

-- The Associated Press and senior writer Camie Young contributed to this article


toby 3 years, 2 months ago

Please re elect Sank Hank. He represents!


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