The second time turned out to be the charm for conservative radio show host Jody Hice.
After a failing to secure his party's nomination in 2010, Hice will now be the Republican standard-bearer this fall when he faces Democrat Ken Dious in the election for the 10th Congressional District.
Hice picked up 54 percent of the vote to edge out businessman Mike Collins, who finished the day with 46 percent. Among Gwinnett County voters, Hice was even more dominant, receiving 2,787—or 61 percent—of the 4,540 ballots cast.
Hice thanked his supporters for their dedication throughout the campaign.
"We have taken a giant step toward reclaiming our nation and keeping this seat in conservative hands,” he said.
Hice also thanked his wife Dee Dee.
“She has been my rock and I could not have done this without her love and support,” he said. “We both look forward to earning your vote again as we face our Democrat opponent in November.”
Describing the support from the 10th District as “overwhelming,” Hice credited his success to his volunteers' hard work and commitment.
“I could not have done it without each and every one of you. Because of your hard work and commitment, we have won the Republican Primary,” he said. “Even though we have been given a great victory today, the fight is not over. We still have to defeat our Democratic opponent in November. We are now one step closer to renewing America. It will be my honor as your Congressman to defend our Georgia values in Washington."
The 10th District, currently represented by Rep. Paul Broun, covers a 25-county area including Dacula in Gwinnett County.