Andrew Clyde, Will Wade win runoff elections

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Andrew Clyde

DAWSON COUNTY, Ga — Andrew Clyde, a pro-life, pro-gun, pro Trump conservative making his first run for elected office, outpolled two-term State Representative Matt Gurtler to win the Republican nomination for 9th District U.S. Congress tonight (Aug. 11).

With 95 percent of precincts reporting Clyde received 48,581 votes to Gurtler’s 37,741 in what many insiders consider an upset. The race turned ugly during the last days of the campaign. In social media and campaign flyers, Gurtler has accused Clyde, a 28-year Navy veteran, of being a thief, a Never Trumper, and someone who donated money to Democrats.

Will Wade

Clyde will meet Democrat Devin Pandy in the Nov. 3 general election to determine who will replace Doug Collins, who vacated the seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Pandy easily defeated Brooke Siskin, who could not overcome the bad publicity she received when she was jailed on a contempt of court charge in July. Pandy received 7,661 votes to Siskin’s 3,543.

In the race for Georgia House District 9, Dawson County native and four time Board of Education member Will Wade defeated attorney Steven Leibel. Wade received 4,959 votes to Leibel’s 2,472.

Dawson County August 11 runoff election returns

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General Primary runoff election returns

DAWSON COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State.

STATE

House of Representatives District 9

Republican 100% reporting

Steve Liebel 2,472 33.27%

Will Wade 4,959 66.73% “presumptive winner”

FEDERAL

U.S. House of Representatives District 9

Republican 95%

Andrew Clyde

Matt Gurtler 28,691 44.07%

Democrat

Devin Pandy 4,69 65.46% “presumptive winner”

Brooke Siskin 2,062 2,358 34.54%

 

To see the state election returns, click here. This article contains the overall race winner and identified runoffs for State House, State Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate in FYN’s coverage area.

The General Election is scheduled for November 3 as well as the jungle primary for Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat.

All precincts will be open for primary runoff races Tuesday

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Andrew Clyde

DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — All precincts will be open Tuesday (Aug. 11) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. when Dawson County voters cast their ballots in two key General Primary Runoff races — 9th District U.S. Congress and 9th District State House of Representatives.

The west precinct is located at Fire Station 6, 2142 Hubbard Road. Central precinct is in the Board of Elections & Registration Office, 96 Academy Avenue. The east precinct is in EMS station #2, 145 Liberty Drive (On Highway 53, East of 400 N just past tractor supply).

The runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress turned ugly during the last days of the campaign. In social media and campaign flyers, State Rep. Matt Gurtler has accused his opponent, Andrew Clyde a 28-year Navy combat veteran, of being a thief, a Never Trumper, and someone who donated money to Democrats.

Republican Congressman Jody Hice, a member of the Freedom Caucus — the most conservative group in Washington — called those allegations “outright lies.” Former U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, who said he is friends with both men endorsed Clyde. “What pushed me over the top were the lies and negative campaign of (Clyde’s) opponent,” Broun said.

Matt Gurtler

Rep. Matt Gurtler

Opensecrets.org reports that during the last reporting period which ended June 22, Clyde had raised $775,739 in campaign funds, spent $733,041 and has a balance on hand of $42,698. Gurtler raised $655,017, spent $571,171. His cash on hand is $83,845.

Dawson County Democrats will vote for either Devin Pandy or Brooke Siskin. Pandy is a 21-year Army combat veteran. Siskin was charged with contempt of court and served a 4-day jail sentence in Gwinnett County Jail this summer after she refused a court-order to surrender a .380 handgun.
The Republican runoff for State House District 9 between Will Wade, a banker and longtime member of the Dawson County Board of Education, and Steven Leibel, an attorney who is the personal attorney for Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, was conducted in a more respectful manner.

The rhetoric did become a little heated when Leibel accused Wade of raising taxes, accepting PAC funds and not supporting the senior tax exemption. Wade called that a “inaccuracy” and added, “I am not for changing the senior exemption in this district period.”
There is no Democrat entered in the State House race.

 

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Andrew Clyde bus tour rolls into Dawson County

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The Andrew Clyde for 9th District U.S. Congress bus tour rolled through Dawson County Tuesday with a midday stop at Atlanta Motorsports Park.

Dawson County Republican Party Chairwoman Seannie Zappendorf introduced Clyde, a gun store owner who told approximately 30-40 supporters that he was motivated to run his first political campaign by an event that took place in 2012.

It was then that an abusive IRS used Georgia’s civil asset forfeiture law to confiscate $940,000 from his business. “It was a defining moment,” he said. “It was wrong. It was unconstitutional and I fought it and beat it. I was determined it wasn’t going to happen to anyone else. That showed me that one person can actually make a difference. One determined person who is willing to stand and say ‘I’m not going to put up with this. I’m going to change this.’”

Clyde is a U.S. Navy veteran with three combat tours. He said his travel to 41 nations helped him realize what a precious country America is. “There is no country like this one. They pale in comparison. It is the land of the free because of the brave.”

Clyde faces State Rep. Matt Gurtler in the August runoff election to determine the Republican nominee. Democrats Devin Pandy and Brooke Siskin are campaigning for their party’s nomination.

 

Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. FYN attracts 300,000+ page views per month, 3.5 million impressions per month and approximately 15,000 viewers per week on FYNTV.com and up to 60,000 Facebook page reach. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at FetchYourNews.com

 

 

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