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Breakdown of county state votes

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The results are in from the 2008 Indiana Primary.

But how did Clay County residents vote?

There are 23 precincts in the county. And from a perspective, the tallies were interesting.

In the race for State Representative District 44, two Republicans and two Democrats squared off in Tuesday's primary.

In the Democratic race, Richard Thompson defeated Nancy Michael in Clay County. However, Michael picked up the Democratic nomination after a landslide win in Putnam County.

In Clay County, Thompson tallied 1,932 votes while Michael received 1,809. Of the 15 precincts that voted in the race for this position, Michael defeated Thompson in six, including a 216-170 win in Jackson 2.

But Michael picked up huge voting numbers in Putnam County, receiving 4,067 total votes.

Michael will face Clay County native Amos Thomas in the November election.

In Tuesday's primary, Thomas squared off against Duane Conover. In Clay County, Thomas received 927 votes while Conover had just 154.

In Putnam County, Thomas defeated Conover with 2,163 votes to 673.

Three State Representatives represent portions of Clay County. Of those, there was no competition. However, voters' voices were heard Tuesday.

Incumbent Vern Tincher (D) faced Clay County native Bob Heaton (R) for State Representative from District 46. Only six county precincts had votes for this position, but the results were astounding.

Tincher tallied 1,173 total votes to Heaton's 489. Tincher received 255 votes from Lewis Township while Heaton tallied just 83. Likewise, Tincher tallied 173 votes from Dick Johnson Township while Heaton received only 58.

In the race for State Representative District 43, Ryan Cummins (R) faced off against Clyde Kersey. Only two county townships voted for this position, but Kersey -- the incumbent -- tallied 284 votes from Posey 1 compared to Cummins' 80. In addition, Kersey received 180 votes from Posey 2 while Cummins had only 41.

In the race for State Senator District 37, incumbent Richard Bray (R) faced John Osborn in the primary. Seventeen townships voted in this race as Osborn finished with 3,294 votes compared to Bray's 1,075.

Osborn received his most support from Van Buren 3, garnering 311 votes as Bray only received 86. Likewise, Osborn received 294 votes from Jackson 2 as Bray tallied only 109.

In the race for governor, Clay County voters favored Democratic contender Jim Schellinger, who received 3,312 votes. His opponent, Jill Long Thompson tallied just 2,357 votes from Clay County despite winning the Democratic nomination statewide.

Incumbent Mitch Daniels (R) received only 1,452 votes from Clay County residents.

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Operation Chaos affected the numbers for Mitch, but he will rebound in the fall. My Man Mitch.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 3:47 PM

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