Republican Max Burns won the newly created District 12 congressional seat, as he beat out democratic challenger Charles "Champ" Walker, Jr. Burns was at his headquarters in Statesboro last night to watch the votes come in. The strong showing was unexpected for him in the 12th District, which sprawls across Athens to Augusta to Savannah. It's a district considered to be mostly democratic, but Burns wasn't surprised.
"Bottom line is that we have to make sure the voters are informed, and I think we did that," he said. "And they made a good choice; I'm very excited to represent them in District 12."