CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — State Sen. Barry Loudermilk and former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr are headed to a July runoff to determine who will replace U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Gingrey, a Republican, did not seek re-election, opting to instead run for a vacant U.S. Senate seat. He lost in that bid.
Loudermilk, R-Cassville, topped the Republican primary field of five candidates with 36.6 percent of the vote, but did not garner the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Barr, who garnered 25.8 percent of the vote, previously served in Congress and led the effort to impeach former President Bill Clinton.
Barr also ran for president as a Libertarian in 2008.