rain.png
Thursday February 20th, 2020 8:57PM

3 qualify for south Georgia state Senate special election

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Republicans and a Democrat are running in a special election in a south Georgia state Senate seat.

Republican candidates in state Senate District 13 include Cardin Summers of Cordele and Jim Quinn of Leesburg, according to the Secretary of State. Mary Egler of Leesburg is the lone Democrat to qualify.

The three candidates will run together on the special election ballot on Feb. 4. A runoff, if no candidate wins a majority, will be March 3.

The seat was vacated when Sen. Greg Kirk, an Americus Republican, died from cancer just before Christmas.

The district includes parts of Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Sumter, Tift, Worth, Turner and Wilcox counties.

Quinn and Egler ran in a special state House election last year to replace Rep. Ed Rynders, who retired. Quinn, the former mayor of Leesburg, narrowly lost a runoff to former Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta in December.

Jan. 9 is the last day to register to vote in the special election.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Elections, General Senate Election News, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
White House welcomes court ruling on border wall spending
The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money
11:03AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Facebook again declines to limit political ad targeting
Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads are targeted to specific groups of people, as Google has done
11:00AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Weinstein judge won't step aside as jury selection resumes
The judge in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has declined a defense request that he step aside
10:54AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Ex-Alaska governor Bill Walker chosen for Harvard fellowship
Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has been chosen as one of six resident fellows for a program at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School
9:26AM ( 1 hour ago )
UK lawmakers vote on Brexit bill; EU warns of choppy waters
Britain is set to pass a major milestone on the road to Brexit Thursday, when the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union receives final approval from the House of Commons
9:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
Analysis: Trump changes terms of 2020 race with Iran turmoil
The yearslong focus on President Donald Trump's performance on the economy, health care and immigration has been overtaken by an urgent debate over foreign policy and war
9:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Democrats, and some in GOP, seek more info on Iran decision
The Trump administration has made its case for killing a powerful Iranian general before legislators on Capitol Hill
11:05PM ( 12 hours ago )
Impeachment standoff deepens, testing McConnell and Pelosi
The standoff over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is deepening
10:02PM ( 13 hours ago )
At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran's capital
8:38PM ( 14 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China
A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes
1:20AM ( 9 hours ago )
Ex-CIA officer questions reason for killing Iranian general
New Mexico congressional candidate and former CIA operative Valerie Plame is wading into the discussion about President Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general
7:09PM ( 16 hours ago )
Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment
Establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that Bernie Sanders would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and would hurt the party's chances in premier House, Senate and governors' races
10:46AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Elections
Pompeo says he'll stay at State, forgoing Kansas Senate run
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told reporters that he intends to remain in his job as top U.S. diplomat
11:22AM ( 1 day ago )
AP sources: Pompeo says he won't run for Kansas Senate seat
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell he won't run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this year
8:59AM ( 2 days ago )
AP sources: Secretary of State Pompeo won't run for Senate
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will not run this year for an open Senate seat from Kansas
8:48PM ( 2 days ago )
General Senate Election News
Jones leads No. 2 Duke to 73-64 victory over scrappy Ga Tech
Tre Jones hit two key baskets down the stretch and No. 2 Duke extended its decade-long domination of Georgia Tech, holding off the Yellow Jackets 73-64
12:47AM ( 10 hours ago )
Jones leads No. Duke to 73-64 victory over scrappy Ga Tech
Tre Jones hit two key baskets down the stretch and No. 2 Duke extended its decade-long domination of Georgia Tech, holding off the Yellow Jackets 73-64
11:35PM ( 11 hours ago )
Harden, Young get 40-point triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks
James Harden had 41 points and his second straight triple-double to lead the Houston Rockets to a 122-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks
11:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
White House welcomes court ruling on border wall spending
The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money
11:03AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Facebook again declines to limit political ad targeting
Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads are targeted to specific groups of people, as Google has done
11:00AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Weinstein judge won't step aside as jury selection resumes
The judge in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has declined a defense request that he step aside
10:54AM ( 22 minutes ago )
AP Explains: The virus behind China's pneumonia outbreak
Scientists have a preliminary suspect in a mysterious viral pneumonia infecting people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan: coronavirus
10:44AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Royal reset: Harry, Meghan aim to control their media image
The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable
10:31AM ( 45 minutes ago )