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Runoffs set for Ga. House, Senate seats

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ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans Bruce Thompson and Matt Laughridge are headed into a runoff to represent part of northwest Georgia in the state Senate.

Thompson, a Cartersville businessman, won about 33 percent of votes in the District 14 race Tuesday while Laughridge, also a local businessman, won about 25 percent of votes.

District 14 of the Georgia State Senate covers areas of Bartow and Cherokee counties. Candidates are vying to replace Barry Loudermilk, who resigned to launch a campaign for U.S. Congress.

Democrat Brian Prince, a retired veteran, is headed for a runoff with former municipal worker Diane Evans to represent District 127, which covers part of Jefferson County, southwest of Augusta. They're replacing Quincy Murphy, who died in August.

Runoff elections for seats in the state legislature are scheduled for Dec. 3.

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