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Hice wins GOP runoff in Broun's 10th District

By The Associated Press
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Jody Hice
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Minister and talk radio host Jody Hice has won the nomination of Republicans trying to choose a successor to GOP Rep. Paul Broun of Athens.

Hice of Monroe defeated Mike Collins of Jackson in a primary runoff election Tuesday in east Georgia's 10th Congressional District. Broun vacated the seat to run unsuccessfully for the Senate.

Hice is a longtime advocate for political activism from the pulpit. He campaigned as an ideological successor to Broun, a congressman known for his fundamentalist Christian views. Collins is the son of a former Georgia congressman, Mac Collins.

Hice faces Democrat Ken Dious of Athens in November.

The 10th District was drawn to heavily favor Republicans. The seat covers a section of eastern Georgia including Winder, Athens, Milledgeville and part of Columbia County outside Augusta.
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