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GOP Rep. Woodall wins 2nd term in US House

Rob Woodall

Rob Woodall

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Rob Woodall of Lawrenceville will return to Washington after the freshman congressman defeated a Democratic challenger in his first re-election bid.

Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Woodall defeating Democrat Steve Reilly in metro Atlanta's 7th District. Woodall had 71 percent of the vote with 20 percent of precincts reporting.

Voters first elected Woodall two years ago to take the place of his former boss, Rep. John Linder. Woodall had served as Linder's chief of staff.

The 7th District is a Republican-leaning seat that covers portions of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.

Reilly, an attorney from Lawrenceville, raised little money to compete for the seat.

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rco1847 2 years ago

The Gwinnett County Republican Aristocracy continues and more elected officials will be indicted, more money wasted, more crooked dealings, all because they wouldn't vote for a black person or someone who's a democrat. They wouldn't even elect a veteran over the incumbent who's been on the public payroll for most of his adult life.

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nelson711 2 years ago

Such a shame. I voted for you with pride today Mr. Reilly.

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nelson711 2 years ago

Should've been Reilly. What a shame. See republican next to a name and it's an instant vote regardless of all else. Ashamed of my district tonight.

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notblind 2 years ago

It's obviously not "your" district. Liberals don't have enough sense to realize that checks and balances are all that is keeping them from driving the country off the cliff. We will still end up like Greece but republicans will at least be able to delay the fall since we have a majority in the House.

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ChristineMcGee 2 years ago

Nelson711-I agree fully with you and think it is a shame people don't even care enough to find out what they are missing when they cast their vote because of party, not representation. Reilly held 95,000 plus of the district vote, and you would think Woodall might think about not being an overwhelming favorite, but that won't happen either-he is a career politician in it for all the wrong reasons. Ignorance.

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ChristineMcGee 2 years ago

@notblind-like I said....ignorance. too many of you.

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