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Ferguson Wins GOP Congressional Runoff; Faces Dem. Pendley In November

Republican voters in Georgia’s third-district have chosen former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson as their nominee to replace retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.
 
Ferguson pulled 54-percent of the support from voters in the third district overall. Carroll County voters favored Ferguson in more than 56-percent of the 6,000 ballots cast.
 
During his run-off campaign, Ferguson was supported by five of his former opponents from the May primary as well as Westmoreland, who called Ferguson "a strong, conservative voice." Crane ran on his reputation as one of the Senate's most socially conservative members and campaigned Friday with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us because it’s going to be a competitive race in the 3rd district,” Ferguson said Tuesday. “We’re not going to slow down one bit.”

Crane’s campaign issued the following statement following Tuesday’s runoff election:
“Although the numbers did not fall in our favor, Tracey and I are humbled by the love and support we’ve received during this campaign. It has been an incredible journey spreading the message of freedom and liberty throughout our great district and we will always stand for those values. Tracey and I want to congratulate Drew and his family on a hard fought campaign and we wish him the best as our next Congressman.”
 
The runoff winner will face Democrat Angela Pendley in November.