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Tuesday June 30th, 2015 4:20AM

Rep. Collins beats challenger in north Ga. primary

By The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) Georgia's newest congressman has defeated a Republican primary challenger in his first re-election bid.

Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville defeated Bernie Fontaine of Suches, a retired brigadier general in the Georgia National Guard, Tuesday in the GOP primary in northeast Georgia's 9th Congressional District. Unofficial tallies showed Collins leading by a sizeable margin.

Collins' district covers most of northeast Georgia and was added after the state picked up a U.S. House seat from the 2010 census.

Collins will face Democrat David Vogel of Hull in the fall campaign.
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