A special election was held in Georgia Tuesday for state senate District 54.
According to the Whitfield County Election Commission, Republican candidate Chuck Payne defeated Debby Peppers with almost 64% of the vote.
The election was held to fill the seat vacated by Charlie Bethel, who resigned.
Whitfield County and portions of Gordon, Murray and Pickens Counties make up Georgia's 54th District.
Larry Kelley was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his ex-wife, Brenda Wilson, outside of a church in 1990.
Corker was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club meeting luncheon Thursday, and had sharp criticism of President Trump.
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