Handel, Deal in runoff; Barnes wins easily

Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes avoided a runoff by trouncing his opponents in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday.

Barnes won 64 percent of the vote. He will face a Republican, either Karen Handel or Nathan Deal, in the general election this November to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Republicans had a tougher battle, but Handel won about 33 percent of the vote; Deal 23 percent. Eric Johnson had 20 percent of the vote and John Oxendine 17 percent.

Oxendine, Georgia’s insurance commissioner since 1994, conceded at about 10:30.

The top two Republican vote-getters, Handel and Deal, will face each other in a runoff Aug. 10.

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The General

July 20th, 2010
3:33 pm

Here’s to hoping those intelligent folks, those not bent on repressing others’ freedom win out in Snellville today and finally allow liquor by the drink to be served on Sundays in the city limits. What a moronic law, just as bad as the state’s no alcohol sales on Sunday law. Get your damn religious beliefs out of my individual rights, you backward, superstitious hicks.

ga female

July 20th, 2010
3:50 pm

Just like I have never understood why we vote in Churches in Georgia, where the right wingers expose their views while you vote. Make statements such as vote “Right, way right”

Voice of Reason

July 20th, 2010
3:52 pm

Too bad we can’t go back to the days when only white, land-owning males could vote! (not meant to offend… women and minorities could still vote for American Idol!)

Voice of Reason

July 20th, 2010
4:07 pm

Hey ga female… what do you look like? what part of town are you in?

Have a Coke and a smile

July 20th, 2010
4:44 pm

Gee General, I’m one of those citizens of Snellville who isn’t only a Christian, but I believe you should have a right to drink any day of the week you wish. I support allowing liquor sales on Sunday even. I went and voted in support of that right, even though I no longer drink. If law allows you to drink, then any day of the week should be fine. I too am a little bothered by the “since I don’t drink and worship on Sunday nobody else should crowd.” I draw the line at a human life, but thats another topic for another blog. My faith shouldn’t compel your behavior. That said, enough with the name calling. Not everyone who worships on Sunday is as backwards as your broad brush paints.

4th District Voter

July 20th, 2010
4:50 pm

4th District, please elect Connie Stokes to Congress!
More legislative experience for a legislative job.

http://www.conniestokesforcongress.com

worker

July 20th, 2010
4:51 pm

Crestview and Grady Hosptial are saying workers can go vote 2 hours before or after normal working hours of 8 am – 5 pm. Isn’t there a law that says all employers must give workers 2 hours to vote WITHIN normal business hours??

Bible Interpreter

July 20th, 2010
4:58 pm

I choose to believe Deuteronomy 14:22-27 specifically verse 26. So I can buy fermented drink with my tithe? Well, I’ll be. Sunday is the day for that.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

July 20th, 2010
7:08 pm

I predict a runoff.

Handel vs. Oxenstuff

David Scott (D) Ga 13th District ---- aka THE SLUG

July 20th, 2010
7:11 pm

Deborah Honeycutt can beat David Scott in November !!!

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

July 20th, 2010
7:12 pm

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"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

July 20th, 2010
7:17 pm

Oh Elekshun Day….. Yee Haw !

Did you vote?

Me did.

David Scott in the GA Congressional 13th District is in unfamiliar territory. His constituents are really pissed. Welcome home Congressman…. Bye, Bye in 105 days !

Medianlover

July 20th, 2010
8:40 pm

Deborah Honeycutt? Did you realize that she got about 29 percent in a Presidential turnout year and before that during the Mark Taylor vs. Sonny year? Why does she keep running in a Democratic district? Will she even make it out of the runoff with Crane in August?

Mike Jones

July 20th, 2010
8:41 pm

Barnes wanted to run against Oxendine. Sorry, it’s not going to happen. Goodbye David Scott. Maybe Obama will give you a job.

The polls have less than 10% How can you make a call

July 20th, 2010
8:46 pm

When the polls close you can make a judgment call but at 8:45pm and there’s several hours before the polls close and then calculated. Only an idiiot would make an early judgment call Like Oxydyne out of race! Get a rake and go rake your moma’s yard and maybe she’ll give you a “thank nice person” pat on your back because calling an election hours before the talley is in is not your poor tay..Goofie acting might be.

No Mud

July 20th, 2010
8:49 pm

I try to vote for the one who slings the less mud, but this time I voted for the biggest mud slinger because it will be needed when lying Roy Barns is on the ballot in November.

WestOfAthens

July 20th, 2010
8:56 pm

I am a vigorous voter, however, due to my workload today, was unable to vote. Besides, i am a rarity. You know what they say about southern democrats. Please feel free to ponder…..

WestOfAthens

July 20th, 2010
8:59 pm

No Mud? Your comment seems opinionated, am i right?

Jeeez, the bible belt can be sooo, what is the word?

atlbro

July 20th, 2010
9:00 pm

Ox is 6% shy of a runoff slot – and Cobb & Fulton haven’t begun reporting yet. better luck next time, bro.

Rob B

July 20th, 2010
9:00 pm

Handel winning would be a disaster for this state. She is a Republican lap dog, endorsed by Sarah Palin (which just isn’t a good thing) and will not take any chances. All I can say is I hope that even if picked in the primary she will get beat in the election.

WestOfAthens

July 20th, 2010
9:03 pm

The Facts overrule all other “propaganda”

The State Of Georgia needs experience, simply put. Be careful what one wishes for….

MDG

July 20th, 2010
9:36 pm

Is Roy Barnes’ wife Benny Hill?

SNELLVILLE RESIDENT

July 20th, 2010
9:37 pm

Hooray for Roy Barnes. Now the general and like a tsunami, he will win in a landslide. Georgia is not as RED as one would think. Hey, Eric Johnson, Roy IS just the man to do WHAT HE SAYS!!

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

July 20th, 2010
9:38 pm

Deborah Honeycutt can win against David Scott in November.

GA 13th Congressional District !

Unseat David “The Slug” in November !!!

brookhaven bob

July 20th, 2010
9:40 pm

Wow! Love the hairdew on the wife! What color…………

Medianlover

July 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

Again, check the SOS website. Honeycutt can’t break 30 percent in 2008 or 2006. Why run in a Democratic district? It makes no sense. Also, she is trailing Mike Crane and may not even make the primary runoff in August.

SNELLVILLE RESIDENT

July 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

Although I am not a Republican, I tihnk Handel wins by percentage. There is a divide between Handel/Deal vs Oxendine. Don’t think he gets in but with Fulton yet to report, he owns the insurance carriers and brokerages located there. Might change in and instant.

But neither can beat Barnes!!

MichaelJacksonIsStill Dead

July 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

Barnes is a $3 bill. I’ve personally heard him brag about having ex parte conversations with judges on pending cases. That’s scumbag stuff. The democraps have found their turd.

North Ga Bear

July 20th, 2010
9:45 pm

Ol F@t@ss Roy is a scumbag from hell, maybe the entitlement minded jerk will fall off a cliff! I hate, HATE DEMOCRAPS!

North Ga Bear

July 20th, 2010
9:47 pm

Anyone voting for big government, and even BIGGER taxes should be tarred and feathered!, By the way come try to take what I work for, try to take my gun, and try to steal my savings!! Make my day PUNKS!

Dee

July 20th, 2010
9:50 pm

Go Roy and Marie!

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
9:52 pm

My heart warms at the fact that the Ox must now seek his payback and go to work for one of the crooked insurance companies he lobbied for, I mean oversaw.

His Royal Crookedness could not fool all of the people – all of the time.

Thank gawd.
Hail Dorothy.

dawgmom

July 20th, 2010
9:54 pm

Handel vs. Deal is a “no brainer”. Look into why Deal left Washington — major ethics issues.

So, come November, it should be Handel vs. Barnes. Wake up people. I will accept that there are a number of voters that either didn’t live here during the King Roy days or were too young to comprehend what was going on during his reign.

PLEASE do your due diligence and understand why the state “fired” King Roy once and we cannot suffer through another four years of his tyranny.

Obama Sinks

July 20th, 2010
9:56 pm

Enter your comments here Go Karen beat that fat turd former Governer

khc

July 20th, 2010
9:56 pm

how many chins do you need to be in repub party

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
9:56 pm

Roys wife looks almost as creepy as he does.
Wonder is she has beady shifty little eyes and lips that look like they were drawn on his face.

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
9:58 pm

Hey Oxencrook

How it feel?
You went from being the presumptive nominee to getting your rear handed to yo by a girl and a moron.

Ha ha!

Kevin

July 20th, 2010
10:01 pm

Poor Ox. What with his squeaky sounding voice and desires about plowing over Morningside, VA-HI and other intown neighborhoods to save Gwinnett Counties from having to drive on the connector.

Good luck and welcome to real world of the unemployed.

Mr Toes

July 20th, 2010
10:01 pm

Wonder if Oxi-Moron stole enough to live off of for a while? If they knew what I know he would get free room and board.

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
10:03 pm

What kind of hair does Oxencrook have though?

It’s a wierd hybrid of nappy, wavy, permed, slicked all rolled into one.

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
10:05 pm

Oxencrook must grow a set and learn to talk in a grown up’s voice if he is going to interview for a real job.

None of the baby talk anymore Jonnyboy;

Mr Toes

July 20th, 2010
10:05 pm

Hey Ox, if you don’t like all these people makin fun of you here, don’t worry, in 6 months no one will know ya, except maybe the ethics commission and the FBI !

James

July 20th, 2010
10:06 pm

Wagers on the combined weight of Roy and “May-ree?”

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 20th, 2010
10:06 pm

Haven’t voted “Republican” since Tricky Dick taught me better but Handel over Barnes has my vote. Let’s hope Lt. Gov. Carol Porter will try to keep her honest.

We need a paper trail at least.

burton

July 20th, 2010
10:07 pm

just saw a picture of roy’s wife. gotta run out and get some testosterone and viagra. 4 a.m. at his house must be scary.

GAVOTER

July 20th, 2010
10:08 pm

HAHAHA… The OX has been slayed tonight!!!!!!

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
10:14 pm

Funny how just because King Roy wins over the teacher-whores and the stae government socialist movements, he is automatically annointed governor.

What Novemeber is going to show you liberal, big government morons, is just how blue Georgia is not.

He might be the free spender, wards o’ the state candidate, but he sure isn’t the average hard working persons candidate.
His disingenous is so completely obvious, and our memories just aren’t that short.

And since he did not offer to winterize any our houses, but only his prescious government buildings, he loses more points.

That and we all know that the words “ending teacher furlough, more teachers” means tax, tax tax.
We can add.
And we’re already sick and tired of hearing the whining teachers’ union running this state and grabbing our wallets at every opportunity.

Watch and learn grasshopper.

khc

July 20th, 2010
10:14 pm

burton, she could whip u; will you need help, go ox will now have some time on his hands

BoyWonder

July 20th, 2010
10:17 pm

Roy must be happy he can now slither in the bedroom to shed his skin.
Marie probably helps tp pull it off and eats it like an incubus.

Shiver!

Rev Wright

July 20th, 2010
10:17 pm

Thanks for changing the flag Roy but the new one is more like the Rebel Country flag than the battle flag!