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GOP Rep. Gingrey wins re-election to US House

ATLANTA (AP) - Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta has been re-elected to Congress.

Gingrey defeated Democrat Patrick Thompson at the polls Tuesday. Unofficial returns showed Gingrey had 77% of the vote with 36% of precincts reporting.

Gingrey, who represents Georgia's 11th District, was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002. The seat leans strongly Republican, covering all of Cherokee and Bartow counties and portions of Cobb and Fulton counties.

Gingrey defeated two challengers in the GOP primary over the summer and still had $1.8 million to defend his seat in the final month of the general election. Thompson, a sales manager from Roswell, had little money to sell voters on his campaign.

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