Incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal won a second term over Democratic challenger (and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter) State Senator Jason Carter.
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss retired leaving an open seat. David Perdue won a close Republican primary runoff and advanced to the general election where he defeated Democrat and Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn.
Half of the House races in Georgia were unopposed. Republicans held the three open seats. In the 12th District Republican Rick Allen defeated Democrat incumbent John Barrow.