Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle won another term Tuesday, handily defeating Democrat Carol Porter with 55 percent of the vote.
Speaker David Ralston introduced Cagle at a victory party by saying voters believed in the message of cutting taxes and cutting government.
“We won back seats we shouldn’t have lost two years ago,” Ralston told a crowd that swelled to hear from Cagle and Nathan Deal, who was slated to appear shortly after Cagle took the stage.
Cagle echoed the joy of other candidates in the GOP sweep.
“It is our moment to seize the time to liberate our state,” Cagle said. “People are looking for someone who recognizes that government does not create jobs but the private sector does. We have to make our state the best there is to do business in.”
Cagle defeated Democrat Jim Martin in 2006 to become the first Republican lieutenant governor in Georgia history.
- April Hunt