4:49 pm March 22, 2010, by jgalloway
My AJC colleague Bob Keefe in Washington reports the following:
North Georgia residents will to have to wait until at least the end of next month before they get a new representative in Congress.
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday set April 27 for the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, who officially resigned his seat representing Georgia’s 9th congressional district following Sunday’s health care reform legislation vote.
Deal announced on March 1 he was quitting Congress after 18 years to concentrate on his campaign for governor. The Gainesville Republican also was facing a U.S. House ethics investigation into the dealings between an auto salvage company he owned and a state-funded inspection program.
At least 13 candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission to replace Deal, although it’s unclear how many of them are planning to run for the special election as well as the general election this fall.
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