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Schaefer Defeated

August 6, 2008 permalink

Georgia state senator Nancy Schaefer, who spoke out against the abuses of the child protection system, has been defeated in an election.



Runoff: Incumbent State Senators Ousted

ATLANTA -- The state Capitol is already starting to look different as two state senators were knocked out in Tuesday's runoff.

Republican state Sen. Nancy Schaefer was defeated by Jim Butterworth, a former Air Force pilot and the chairman of the Habersham County Commission. And former state Rep. Gail Buckner unseated state Sen. Gail Davenport in the Democratic runoff.

Butterworth, who will represent a northeast Georgia district, said he unseated Schaefer because he "had a team that could get our message out."

Schaefer had flirted with the idea of running for Congress, but later changed her mind. By then Butterworth had already announced his candidacy.

Buckner, meanwhile, was the Democratic nominee in a failed bid for the Secretary of State's seat in 2006.

Source: CBS 46 Georgia