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So much for the Donald Trump effect in Georgia


One incumbent is seen as the very embodiment of Georgia’s Republican Party establishment. Another defended the Ku Klux Klan. A third was arrested on charges of drunken driving in the middle of the day, a gun on his hip and four teenagers in the car.

What do they all have in common? They are all incumbent politicians who won re-election last week despite the anti-establishment wave sweeping the nation.

Read more about why the Donald Trump-styled insurgency had no effect in virtually every Georgia race.


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.