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Congressional 6th District GOP nominee Gary Palmer discusses winning runoff

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Gary Palmer is the man left standing. Voters in Alabama's sixth district picked Palmer as the republican nominee for Congress. He beat Paul DeMarco with 64% of Tuesday's vote. 

Palmer doesn't hide the fact he is new to politics. He embraces it. The GOP nominee for Alabama's six district believes his experience working in a think-tank along with his commitment to community and faith put him in a good position to represent the 6th district in the nation's capital.

Palmer learned one thing after the runoff.

"I will tell you, there are a lot of people who care about this country and were willing to get off the sofa and out of the house to do something," said Palmer.

Sixty-four percent of voters in Alabama's sixth district pushed Palmer farther in the republican congressional race than Paul DeMarco.

"Well, it's very humbling and very gratifying. I'm amazed at how hard people worked. The volunteers turned out," added Palmer.

Palmer believes his message connected with voters.

"I've told people republicans and conservatives have become experts at depressing people because all they want to do is talk about how bad everything is and blame President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. There's a lot to blame them for," added Palmer.

But, Palmer stuck to what he calls solutions.

"I was determined, throughout the whole campaign, to talk about how we can get our country back on the right track. I think that resonated with a lot of people," added Palmer.

Palmer won't know until November if he will work for Alabamians in Washington, DC. He promises one thing right away if voters hire him.

"I won't move to Washington, DC. I will commute. I will be in my church on sundays. I will be in the community on the weekends and in the district," added Palmer.

He has a message for the people who don't want him in Congress.

"Give me a chance. I will try to pull everyone together and get everybody in the same direction," added Palmer.

Palmer told ABC 33/40, if he wins, he does not plan to spend more than five terms in Congress. Voters will make a final decision in November if he'll get his first term. He's running against democrat Avery Vise.

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