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25 vying for 4 state legislative seats

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By SHANNON McCAFFREY
Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Twenty-five Georgians are vying for four state legislative seats left vacant as Gov. Nathan Deal has handpicked House and Senate lawmakers for state jobs.

The elections will take place Nov. 8.

Seven Republicans, two Democrats and one non-partisan candidate have qualified in western Georgia to replace state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, who was named deputy state treasurer.

In northern Georgia, four Republicans and a Democrat are running to succeed state Sen. Jim Butterworth, tapped to lead the Georgia National Guard.

State Rep. James Mills, who'll serve on the state Board of Pardons and Paroles, has six Republicans and one Democrat jockeying to replace him in Hall County. State Rep. Rick Austin - who's running for Butterworth's seat - has drawn three would-be GOP successors.

Needed runoffs will be held Dec. 6.

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