Utility-consumer balance at issue in Georgia PSC runoff

Associated Press: Georgia’s pair of U.S. Senate runoffs have prompted hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, but the low-profile runoff for the state’s Public Service Commission is no small matter either, with billions of dollars in utility bills at stake.

Incumbent Republican Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who has been on the utility regulator for 22 years, is trying to win a fourth six-year term. But McDonald fell short of a majority in November and was forced into a Tuesday runoff by Democrat Daniel Blackman, who’s trying to break into what’s now an exclusively Republican club on the five-seat body.

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