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Jody Hice, Mike Collins headed to runoff for District 10

Jody Hice celebrates being one of two Republican candidates to move on to a runoff election following Tuesday’s primary election. (Staff Photo: Camie Young)

Jody Hice celebrates being one of two Republican candidates to move on to a runoff election following Tuesday’s primary election. (Staff Photo: Camie Young)

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Conservative radio talk show host Jody Hice and Mike Collins, the oldest son of former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, appeared to be headed toward a runoff election following Tuesday’s primary election.

At press time, Hice, a Walton County resident, had 33.51 percent of votes, or 17,146 votes, to Collins’ 33.14 percent, or 16,959 votes, in the contest to represent the Republican party in the race for Congressional District 10.

The winner of the July 22 runoff will face Democrat Ken Dious in the November general election.

Collins was followed in votes by Donna Sheldon with 15.03 percent of votes, Gary Gerrard with 7.43 percent, Stephen Simpson with 4.71, Mitchell Swan with 4.20 and Brian Richard Slowinski with 1.97.