Tom Graves is the newest Republican congressman from Georgia. He will replace the retiring Nathan Deal.

In South Carolina, African-American Republican Tim Scott led the field and will head to a runoff.

And incumbent Republican Rep. Bob Inglis is looking like he will head to a runoff where he'll likely be defeated: "with 83% of precincts reporting, [prosecutor Trey Gowdy] had 42.5% of the vote, to Inglis’s 26.2%."

In New Jersey, former Philadelphia Eagles player John Runyan wins the GOP primary and will challenge Dem John Adler (see Jonathan V. Last's profile of Runyan here).

In South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem will challenge Democratic Rep. Stephan Herseth-Sandlin.

Republican Keith Fimian will get a rematch against Democrat Gerry Connolly in the Northern Virginia district once held by Tom Davis. (Michal Barone notes the huge boost in turnout from '06 and '08.)

In two other competitive Virginia districts:

State Sen. Robert Hurt (R) gave the GOP arguably its strongest candidate to run against first-term Rep. Tom Perriello (D) by leading a 7-candidate field with 48% of the vote.


Scott Rigell, the favored candidate of the GOP establishment, faces Rep. Glenn Nye (D) in the general election, where his deep pockets and the GOP lean of the CD guarantee this will be a top-tier pickup opportunity.

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