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State Rep. Mike Jacobs appears to win easy victory

State Sen. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta) appeared to sail to an easy victory over challenger first-time political candidate Sandy Murray in District 80 in Tuesday's election.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting on Wednesday, Jacobs carried an easy lead over Murray with 66.1 percent of the votes to 33.9 percent, according to unofficial state Secretary of State results.

Jacobs has received much credit from many LGBT voters for pushing through the nation's first anti-bullying bill that encompasses K-12th grade.

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Ga. Equality campaigns against Deal in governor race

Former Congressman Nathan Deal is vying to become Georiga's next Governor

A Facebook page created by Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political group, asks Georgians to pledge to vote against Republican candidate Nathan Deal in the governor’s race.

Deal, a former congressman, faces Democrat and former governor Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds on the Nov. 2 ballot.

“If elected Governor, Nathan Deal would be a danger to the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Georgians. He has already run the most anti-LGBT campaign in Georgia history and hopes our community and our allies will be so discouraged we will not vote in November,” the pledge states.

“Don’t let his brand of politics keep you from voting on election day, too much is at stake.”