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Monday November 27, 2017 05:17 pm EST
In less than one year, Georgia voters will take to the polls to pick Gov. Nathan Deal's successor.
Right now, the race consists of a seven-strong slate of candidates, according to the Gainesville Times. But in late May, the state's primary elections will narrow the pool of five Republicans and two Democrats to just one from each party. Next November, Georgia residents will choose from the two.
Currently, the Republican lineup is comprised of Deal's right-hand man, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, ex-Navy SEAL and businessman Clay Tippins, and state Sens. Hunter Hill and Michael Williams.