Georgia's GOP primary for governor headed to runoff

Voters cast their ballots at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face a July 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for governor.

Cagle and Kemp beat three GOP rivals in a race characterized by strong support for gun rights and tough talk on immigration.

But no candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote as required to win the nomination outright.

Cagle garnered national headlines in February when he threatened to kill a tax break benefiting Delta Air Lines because the airline ended a discount program for the National Rifle Association.

Kemp made waves with campaign ads including one in which he says he has a "big truck" in case he needs to round up "criminal illegals" himself.

The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Stacey Abrams.

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