COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Thomasville attorney Chris West pulled off what will go down as one of the biggest political upsets of the year.

West collected 51 percent of the vote and beat West Point graduate and former Army captain by 755 votes of the 28,461 cast, according to unofficial results.

West will face Congressman Sanford Bishop in November’s General Election.

Hunt’s campaign and two political action committees — American Patriots PAC and American Values First PAC — spent more than $2.5 million on the campaign, flooding the airwaves and mailboxes with pro-Hunt, anti-West messages.

The West campaign spent about $200,000 through the primary and runoff and did not have the political action committee support Hunt did.

“I think it came down to authenticity and the people of this district want someone who lives here and knows what it’s like to live under these high gas prices, inflation through the rood and has created jobs. They know what we got to do something different and what Washington has been sending our way isn’t working.”

Hunt conceded and vowed to work to beat Bishop.

“Of course, the results did not come back as we wanted,” Hunt said. “We have a couple of more votes coming in, but it’s certainly not looking good for us. But I will tell you this, this movement is just beginning.”

There is still work for Republicans to do, Hunt said.

“We are going to rally behind the Republican party and make sure we flip this seat this year,” Hunt said. “I tell you right now, we are still on the path to defeat Sanford Bishop. And that’s the No. 1 priority for us. We are all in. We are going to support the Republican nominee and we are going to move forward.”

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