Congressional District 4
Two elections that were firmly decided on Tuesday night were the Republican and Democrat spots for the Fourth Congressional District. Incumbent Hank Johnson was the Democratic vote with 27,415 votes (55.2 percent), and Liz Carter was the Republican choice with 2,587 (54.86 percent).
Johnson gave his victory speech around 11 p.m., thanking his volunteers for their energy and effort. “I wouldn’t be here tonight without their commitment,” he said.
“People say I’m not a flashy congressman. I’m not focused on promoting myself. I’m focused on getting things done.”
“I represent the values of this proud district,” he said. “I’m going to keep fighting for what’s right even when it’s not popular. I’m going to keep working with our president as we renew our economy and move America forward.”
Republican nominee Liz Carter celebrated with about 200 supporters in Tucker while the numbers came in. “We’re very excited to see Hank Johnson come out and we look forward to yanking Hank in November,” she said by phone after the results were in.
“It’s a very clear indication when you look at the numbers and the vote that we will have a close race. But we will have the ability to send Congressman Johnson home in November.”