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Remaining Georgia State Democratic nominees decided


The June 21 primary allowed statewide races for the Democrats to be decided. 

Bee Nguyen cruised to an early victory in the secretary of state runoff. Her win was historic as she became the first Asian American Georgian to secure the nomination of a major party and appear on a statewide ballot. 

A state representative from Atlanta who is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Nguyen defeated Dee Dawkins-Haigler, a former state legislator. She will face incumbent Republican Brad Raffensperger in the general election in November. 

Atlanta attorney Charlie Bailey defeated former U.S. Rep. Kwanza Hall in the Democratic race for lieutenant governor. In the May primary, Hall received the most votes in a nine-way race, but Bailey led in campaign fundraising throughout the primary and reported raising about $841,000 as of June 15 in his quest for the second-highest job in state government. 

Bailey will face Republican candidate Burt Jones, a state senator from Jackson, and Libertarian Ryan Graham in November. 

State Rep. William Boddie defeated Nicole Horn in the runoff election for labor commissioner. Boddie received the most votes in the five-person primary race in May with Horn close behind by 2.5 percentage points. He faces Republican state Sen. Bruce Thompson in the general election in November.

Janice Laws Robinson won the Democratic nomination for insurance defeating Raphael Baker in the runoff. She led the votes during the May primary. She faces current Insurance Commissioner John King in November. 

The primary runoff was necessary because Georgia is one of 10 states that require a runoff after a primary if no candidate wins over 50% of the vote. (According to the National Conference of State Legislatures)

Voters picked Republican nominees in all the statewide races in the May primary election. The fields in the races for governor, attorney general, public service commission, and agriculture commissioner were finalized last month. 


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