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State Sen. Mike Crane and former West Point mayor Drew Ferguson are headed toward a runoff in Georgia’s Third Congressional District, the state’s only federal race without an incumbent.

Crane and Ferguson each drew about 26 percent of the vote, while Jim Pace came in third with about 23 percent.

Support from Pace’s voters, and Pace himself could be a big boost to either candidate in the runoff.

David Goldman / Associated Press File

Georgians go to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees for state and local offices, from the U.S. Senate and House to local judgeships.

Because of the way districts are drawn, these May primaries -- and not the November general election -- will decide who wins some offices.  

While the candidates and issues vary by party and by district, there are some common themes emerging.  WABE's Johnny Kauffman explored some of them in a conversation with Denis O'Hayer on "Morning Edition." 

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":