AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) has won, defending his seat in Congress against Democrat Francys Johnson.

Congressman Allen started his day bright and early as he went to the polls to vote and meet with some of his constituents before they did the same. He spent the rest of his day going around the district to continue campaigning, and he said he would not stop until the polls were closed.

Before he cast his ballot, he caught up with FOX 54 reporter Lex Juarez and reflected on his time as Congressman thus far. He said, "“It’s been very gratifying. I never thought I could be a part of accomplishing so much. We’re the leading economy in the world right now, and people didn’t give us much hope of doing that two years ago.”

Congressman Allen spent the evening in Athens, where he watched numbers come in with fellow republicans.

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