Clyde, McCormick qualify for re-election

The two men who represent the congressional districts that now include parts of Hall County qualified for re-election Monday.

The 9th District’s Andrew Clyde and the 6th District’s Rich McCormick, both Republicans, were among 12 members of Georgia’s 14-member congressional delegation who qualified on the first day candidates could sign up to run in the May 21 general election primaries.

Jackson County’s Clyde, until a court-ordering redrawing of the state’s congressional district last year, has represented all of Hall County for almost four years now. McCormick of Suwanee added all of Lumpkin County and a tiny sliver of western and small portion of southern Hall County to his district as a result of the redrawing of the districts. That reconfigured district is now known as the 6th congressional district.

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