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It ain't over 'til it's over

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  • | 6:46 a.m. September 13, 2012
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An astute reader reminded us last week that it ain't over until it's over, especially when it comes to local elections.

In Lee County, races for local offices often are won in the primaries. That's because the county leans heavily Republican and whoever wins the Republican primary usually goes on to win in the general election.

Coffee Talk prematurely declared winners in two Lee County commission races last week, notably after Larry Kiker and Cecil Pendergrass defeated their Republican primary opponents in August.

In Lee County, winning the Republican primary usually determines the winner. But fact is, there are write-in candidates and others not affiliated with Republicans or Democrats running against four Lee County commissioners in the November elections. Even if their chances of winning are slim that possibility still exists, so we stand corrected.


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