In a chart yesterday, the party affiliation of Joe Frank Harris, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, was incorrectly stated, and his Republican opponent, Bob Bell, was not included.
Veteran state legislator Joe Frank Harris upset five-term Rep. Bo Ginn in a runoff today for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
With 2,001 of 2,247 precincts reporting Harris had 432,563 votes, or 53.5 percent, to Ginn's 374,709 votes, or 46.4 percent.
In another upset in the making, Rep. Billy Lee Evans of the 8th Congressional District (Macon) was losing to Dr. Roy Rowland. With 278 of 289 precincts reporting Rowland had 50,214 votes, or 48.5 percent, while Evans had 42,852 votes, or 41.4 percent.
Harris will meet Republican state Sen. Bob Bell in the general election Nov. 2. Democratic Gov. George Busbee, who has served for eight years, is not eligible for reelection.
In the secretary of state race, with 2,098 precincts reporting, former Veterans Administration director Max Cleland had 397,446 votes, or 51.9 percent, to 367,717 votes, or 48 percent, for appointed incumbent David Poythress.
In the 2nd Congressional District, with 253 of 259 precincts reported, former representative Dawson Mathis was in a neck-and-neck race with freshman incumbent Charles Hatcher in the Democratic primary. Hatcher had 43,813 votes, or 50.7 percent of the vote, while Mathis had 42,491, or 49.2 percent. There was no GOP candidate.
Incumbent Rep. Larry McDonald of the 7th District was renominated easily.
In the 9th District, incumbent Democrat Ed Jenkins defeated Jim Boyd, and Cornelia pharmacist Charles Sherwood was the lone GOP candidate.
Meanwhile, as absentee ballot counting continued in Alaska after last week's primary, hotel manager Bill Sheffield held a 482-vote lead over state Rep. Steve Cooper in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.