Candidates begin sprint to finish

Fifty-four candidates, 15 contested statewide primaries, seven weeks.

Game on.

Georgia is in the midst of an unprecedented election season with more open statewide offices than any other year in recent history, and Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial starting line for a final, breakneck sprint to the finish.

For some of those 54 candidates, the final seven weeks leading to the July 20 primaries will be humbling as momentum and dreams of standing on stage in victory fade away. A select few will win their nomination outright, but for many others, July 20 is simply a pit stop on the way to a runoff three weeks later. Read the complete story.

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