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Republican ousts Democrat Marshall in Georgia

Republican ousts Democrat Marshall in Georgia

Republican Austin Scott has defeated Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall in middle Georgia's 8th District.
Marshall, a four-term congressman from Macon, was ousted in Tuesday's elections amid a tide of Republican gains in Congress.
With 72 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed Scott with 53 percent of the vote.
During the campaign, Marshall insisted his independent voting record showed he was not beholden to either party. The Democrat voted against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and said he opposed keeping Nancy Pelosi as House speaker.
Scott, a state lawmaker from Ashburn in southern Georgia, attacked Marshall for supporting $787 billion in stimulus spending and raising the government's debt limit.


Updated : 2021-04-19 11:17 GMT+08:00