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Governor's race expected to be close call

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The GOP senate candidate has still not been decided after the Republican primary election resulted in a runoff Tuesday night. Jack Kingston will face off against former businessman David Perdue for a runoff election in July.

The game plan for the Perdue campaign is to stay the course.

"We've been an underdog and an outsider all year. And we will continue that strategy, because frankly the message is resonating," said Perdue.

Kingston’s party believes that his conservative values will help give him the nomination.

"We want to consolidate the conservative base, and we believe we're the right candidate to do it," said Kingston. "I have a voting record people can look at. An A+ with the NRA. A 96% with the American Conservative Union. I've been tested and I've been proven to pull through on a conservative level."

The goal of the two campaigns will be to win over the many voters that voted for Karen Handel. Handel received a large boost late Tuesday night to stay in the race but eventually seceded the nomination.

Expect the Kingston and Perdue campaigns to regroup and raise a little more money before starting the campaign trail all over again.

Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn had a much easier path to her primary win. Nunn won the democratic nomination in a landslide and is now looking to do the same in November.

"When I look at the republican primary, it's a race to the extreme and I think it represents the acrimony and inflexibility of what people are tired of already in Washington," said Nunn.

Nunn Believes that her willingness to work together is what sets her apart.

"I have pledge to be an independent, pragmatic and common sense leader for Georgia, who is going to work across the aisle. I actually believe, I don’t' think any of the folks on the other side are going to say this, that we can achieve better results when we work together,” said Nunn.

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