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Wednesday May 25th, 2016 12:53PM

Hice wins GOP runoff in Broun's 10th District

By The Associated Press
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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> Hice faces Democrat Ken Dious of Athens in November. <br /> <br /> 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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