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Republicans get ready for primary, round two

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Dr. Bob Johnson Dr. Bob Johnson
Buddy Carter Buddy Carter
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two Chatham County Republicans are bracing for the next leg of their race to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah).

Savannah surgeon Dr. Bob Johnson will face off against Pooler pharmacist and State Senator Buddy Carter in the July 22 runoff for the First Congressional District seat. 

Johnson believes the period between the primary and runoff, Georgia's longest ever at more than two months, will give him the advantage.

"I've gone from zero to 60 miles an hour in the past year," Johnson said. "He's been running for Congress for 10 years, so this really favors me. I can get my message out. People can know who I am."

Carter said he's got his "second wind."

"We've been doing this now for over a year," he said. "We know what we've gotta do. We've gotta get our message out there."​

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