Loudermilk defeats Broady for third U.S. House term

Barry Loudermilk (public domain photo from the congressional website)Barry Loudermilk (public domain photo from the congressional website)

Incumbent U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R – Cassville) will be heading back to Washington for a third term representing Georgia House District 11 after besting challenger Flynn Broady by a wide margin.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Broady counted 118,053 votes to Loudermilk’s 191,529, giving the incumbent 61.9 percent of the vote.

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Loudermilk and Broady are both military veterans, but Broady faced a major uphill battle in a conservative congressional district including all of Cherokee and Bartow counties, plus a strip of central Cobb County and northwest Atlanta.

Flynn Broady (courtesy of the Broady campaign)

Flynn Broady (courtesy of the Broady campaign)

Loudermilk won by a wide margin in the money race as well. Broady took in a total of $46,305.85, compared to $798,920.16 for Loudermilk.

As of early Wednesday morning, it appears Broady did win a narrow majority in Cobb County, picking up 73,314 votes, or 50.44 percent, to Loudermilk’s 72,040 votes (49.56 percent).

Broady ran to counter what he called a “message of hate,” and said it was important for voters to know they have a choice.

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Haisten Willis
Haisten Willis is a freelance writer who lives in Smyrna with his wife, daughter and dog. He holds a master's degree in journalism from California State University, Fresno, serves on the board of SPJ Georgia and even rides a bike when time allows.

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