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Georgia's 10th congressional district special election, 2007

Georgia's 10th congressional district special election, 2007

On June 19, 2007, the U.S. state of Georgia held a special election to fill a vacancy in Georgia's 10th congressional district. A runoff was held on July 17 with Paul Broun defeating Jim Whitehead by less than 1%.



The vacancy was created by the death of incumbent Republican Charlie Norwood. Norwood won reelection in 2006 with 67% of the vote.

Since this is a nonpartisan special election, all candidates for the election were listed alphabetically, though their party affiliations are noted on the ballot. According to Georgia law, to win outright, a candidate needed a majority vote; since no candidate won more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers competed in a runoff election on July 17, 2007.

Official candidates

The following candidates were on the June 19 ballot. They are listed here alphabetically: first by party, then by name.


  • Denise Freeman – Baptist minister and 1998/2000 Democratic nominee
  • James Marlow – Yahoo! Marketing executive
  • Evita Paschall – Attorney
  • Libertarian

  • Jim Sendelbach – Psychotherapist
  • Republican

  • Paul Broun – Physician
  • Bill Greene – Conservative activist
  • Mark Myers – Realtor & previous candidate
  • Nate Pulliam – Former soldier in the US Army & Realtor
  • Erik Underwood – Former Congressional Aide & Political consultant
  • Jim Whitehead – St. Senator, 2005–2007
  • Election results

    No candidate received a majority in the June 19 election so a runoff between Republicans Jim Whitehead and Paul Broun was held on July 17. Democrat James Marlow, the third-place finisher, had the right to request a recount within 48 hours of the official certification of the election results on June 25, 2007, due to the very small difference in total votes for himself and Broun, but did not do so.

    The official returns for the June 19 election and the July 17 run-off are:


    Georgia's 10th congressional district special election, 2007 Wikipedia

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