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Georgia Runoff Results for House Races: Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Loses Comeback Bid

Jody Hice defeated Mike Collins, above, for the GOP nod in a Georgia House race. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 9:52 p.m. |  Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk thwarted former Rep. Bobb Barr's comeback, capturing a decisive win in Tuesday's GOP runoff.  

Loudermilk defeated Barr 70 percent to 30 percent, with 41 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.  

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

Kingston is running for Senate in Georgia. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for Senate in a runoff  Tuesday, ending Democratic nominee  Michelle Nunn's nine-week wait for an opponent in the open-seat contest.  

The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday.  

Club for Growth Endorses in Two Georgia Runoffs

The Club for Growth endorsed two House candidates facing primary runoffs in Georgia Thursday, two days after the Peach State primaries .  

The club endorsed former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk in Georgia's 11th District and surgeon Bob Johnson in Georgia's 1st District.  

Georgia Primary Results: Rick Allen Wins Primary to Face Barrow (Updated)

Rick Allen won the primary and will face Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 12:19 a.m. |  Construction company owner Rick Allen avoided a GOP primary runoff in Georgia's 12th District and now moves on to face Democratic Rep. John Barrow in November.  

Allen defeated his next closest primary opponent, businessman Eugene Yu, 54 percent to 16 percent, with 93 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.  

Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses House Candidates

SCF just endorsed Loudermilk, a candidate for the House in Georgia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Conservatives Fund — an organization that has traditionally supported conservative Senate hopefuls — has backed five House candidates.  

On Tuesday, SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote the endorsements , which are part of the organization's new "House Conservatives Project."  

Conservative Group Backs State Lawmaker Over Bob Barr in Georgia

The Madison Project PAC, a group that supports conservative candidates across the country, endorsed Republican state Sen. Barry Loudermilk in Georgia's 11th District, according to a release obtained exclusively by CQ Roll Call.

"As an expert on the history of our founders and the founding documents, Sen. Loudermilk understands that the only path to fundamentally restoring our constitutional republic is over the heads of leadership in both parties," Madison Project President Drew Ryun said in a release.

Fourth Republican Enters Georgia House Race

Tricia Pridemore, a businesswoman and former official in Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's administration, will announce on Monday that she will run for the 11th District, according to a source close to her campaign.

Pridemore will announce her campaign at a barbecue with family and friends, the source added.

Georgia: Ex-Rep. Bob Barr Mounts Congressional Comeback

Barr lost a redistricting created member-vs.-member race in 2002. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr will run for Congress again in a district that overlaps part of his area he used to represent.

The Republican scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning at an outdoors store in Smyrna, Ga., to officially enter the race for the 11th District seat being vacated by GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey, who is running for Senate.

Georgia: Storm of Congressional Change Brewing in 2014

Barrow indicated this week he is considering a run for Senate in 2014. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As the end of the first quarter approaches, Georgia is shaping up to be ground zero for the most congressional turnover in the 2014 cycle. No other open Senate seat so far this cycle has produced as much jockeying among the House delegation as in the Peach State, where as many as five members could be poised to run statewide.

GOP Reps. Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston appear poised to soon announce bids for the state's open Senate seat, joining Rep. Paul Broun, who has already declared.