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Clooney dad not headed to Washington

Nov. 2, 2004 at 9:31 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney, has lost his race for U.S. Representative in Kentucky.

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Geoff Davis had received 55 percent of votes, compared to Clooney's 43 percent. CNN declared Davis the winner.

In other House races, Catherine Davis, a Republican, is leading in the race to take over the Georgia seat being vacated by Democrat Denise Majette, who is projected to lose her Senate race against Rep. Johnny Isakson. Davis had 53 percent of the vote, and Democrat Cynthia McKinney had 47 percent with 16 percent of precincts reporting.

Also in Georgia, Republcian Rep. Max Burns, was leading challenger John Barrow 56 percent to 44 percent, with 22 percent of precincts reporting.

The race for Indiana's Ninth District between Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, and Mike Sodrel for the GOP is still close, but Republican incumbent Chris Chocola is pulling ahead in District 2. Chocola had 55 percent to Democrat Joe Donnelly's 44 percent with 41 percent reporting.

In Virginia, the District 2 seat that had been vacated by Republican incumbent Ed Schrock looks like it will go to Thelma Drake, also Republican. With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Drake had 56 percent of votes, and Democrat David Ashe had 44 percent.

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