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May 20, 2014

Taylor, McDaniel in lead

THOMASVILLE — With nine of 20 Thomas County precincts reporting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, incumbent state House District 173 Rep. Darlene Taylor, R-Thomasville, outdistanced opponent Don Clark.

Taylor had 275 votes to 109 for Clark, a Grady County Republican, in the primary election.

For the state Senate District 8 seat, Ellis Black led a three-way Republican race with 221 votes. John Page had 75 votes, with 63 ballots cast for Richard Raines.

In a non-partisan race for a Southern Judicial Circuit Superior Court judgeship, Brian McDaniel was ahead with 1,142 votes to 541 for Vernita Bender and 232 for Jason Cain.

Meigs voters had cast 56 votes in favor of Sunday alcohol sales to 30 nay votes.

Jack Kingston led the field of Republican candidates seeking a Georgia U.S. Senate seat with 489 votes, to 352 for David Perdue and 328 for Karen Handle.

Michelle Nunn was out front in Democrat Senate candidates with 350 votes.

In Grady County, Clark was leading with 788 votes. Taylor had 456 votes.

Joshua Bell was leading ahead in the Grady County State Court judge race with 955 votes. Todd Butler had 488 votes and Jami Lewis had 338.

The Grady County Board of Commissioner District 2 contest was led by Ray Prince with 181 votes. Billy Poitevint had 45 votes and Richard Powell had 24.

In the Second District U.S. Congress race, Democratic incumbent Sanford Bishop did not have any party opposition, but two candidates ran for the Republican Vivian Childs led Greg Dukes 52-451.­

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