Of the officials who had to go to Atlanta to qualify for re-election, only District 3 U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland will have opposition. Westmoreland, of Sharpsburg, faces two challengers in the Republican primary on July 31.
Republicans Kent Kingsley of Milner and Chip Flanegan of Jonesboro qualified Thursday to challenge Westmoreland for the seat. The revised district includes all of Spalding, Lamar, Pike, Upson, Meriwether, Troup, Harris, Heard, Coweta and Carroll counties and portions of Henry, Fayette and Muscogee counties.
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