Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tennessee Election Results: Bill Haslam Wins

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In one of the most closely watched Republican primary races so far, GOP candidate Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has won with 51 percent.

The AP called the race with 5 percent of precincts reporting.

Mr. Haslam was locked in a tight race with Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and 3rd District U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp. Both candidates had spent heavily and recent polls numbers showed a tight race in the five-way primary.

Mr. Haslam will now face Democrat Mike McWherter, a West Tennessee businessman with a famous political last name.

Mr. Wamp had 27 percent of the vote, while Mr. Ramsey captured 21 percent–that with 9 percent reporting.

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