Primary Election Results Chat: Karen Handel vs. Nathan Deal in Georgia; Plus Connecticut, Minnesota and Colorado

It’s primary election night, and that means the chat room is up! The big race many will be watching is the runoff between Karen Handel (Romney and Palin endorsed) versus Nathan Deal (Huckabee and Gingrich endorsed). We’ll post updates in the chat throughout the evening. ENJOY!

The chatbox has been moved back to the sidebar. Thanks to all who participated last night. We will most likely do it again on August 24th for the primary elections in FL, AZ, AK, and VT.

Selected results from last night:
Georgia Governor Runoff (GOP): Nathan Deal 50.2% - Karen Handel 49.8%
Colorado Senate (GOP): Ken Buck 51.6% - Jane Norton 48.4%
Colorado Governor (GOP): Dan Maes 50.7% - Scott McInnis 49.3%
Connecticut Governor (GOP): Tom Foley 42.3% - Michael Fedele 39.0% - Oz Griebel 18.6%

For full results click here.

GretaWire Poll: Huckabee vs. Romney and Palin

It’s only 5 days until the Georgia Primary showdown and Greta wants to know which endorsements we think are the most “politically strong”. Huckabee recently endorsed Nathan Deal in the race for the Georgia Gubernatorial nomination, while Romney and Palin had previously endorsed Karen Handel. (Jayde wrote about the endorsement here.)

We’ve embedded Greta’s poll here for your convenience, so get your vote on (for Romney, obviously)!

Update by Ross: I’m not sure why Greta left Gingrich out of this. It’s really Gingrich/Huckabee vs. Romney/Palin.

Georgia Governor’s Race: Mitt Romney Endorses Handel

Sprewell Bluff State Park, Georgia

Weighing in on the race for Governor of the great state of Georgia, Governor Mitt Romney has endorsed former Secretary of State Karen Handel.

Fmr GA Secty of State, Karen Handel

Romney released a statement yesterday (7/21/10):

A successful businesswoman and public servant, Karen Handel’s blend of executive, political, and business experience is just what Georgia needs at this critical time. The leadership skills that she has honed in both the private and public sectors will enable her to make tough decisions and enact the reforms needed to get the economy back on track and foster job creation,” said Romney.

Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC donated $1,000 to her campaign.

Sarah Palin has also endorsed Ms. Handel.

An August 10th runoff election pits Handel against U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal. Deal has been endorsed by Newt Gingrich. From Wall Street Journal:

JULY 20, 2021 Rough Republican Runoff Set in Governor’s Race

ATLANTA — Georgia voters set the stage for a tumultuous fall gubernatorial race in which Roy Barnes, a Democratic former governor, threatens to wrest the office back from Republicans in a staunchly conservative Southern state.

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel and former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal are headed for the Aug. 10 runoff for the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. The three-week runoff will likely be dominated by a continued brawl over who is more conservative on immigration, abortion and gay rights.

Ms. Handel had 33% of the vote to Mr. Deal’s 24%, in unofficial results. They both led former state Senate President Eric Johnson, who had 20%, and the race’s former favorite, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who had 17%. Mr. Barnes handily won the Democratic nomination, beating the attorney general, among others.

Women for Karen, Kickoff Luncheon January 5, 2010:

‘The Peach State’ invites us to enjoy a few moments…

Good luck, Karen!