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Local races in Texas Primary election

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Nancy Tanner Nancy Tanner
Kel Seliger Kel Seliger
Amarillo, Texas - One of the most watched, and debated races this primary elections was the position of Potter County Judge.

Five candidates were all vying for Potter county Judge, all republicans in this race.

Precincts are reporting Nancy Tanner as the winner. Tanner came in with 3,694 votes and 50 percent. Bill Bandy 20 percent of the vote, Debra McCartt 17 percent, William Sumerford 10 percent, and Jeff Poindexter 3 percent.

There will be no run off election in this race. A runoff is not required if a candidate gets 50 percent plus one vote. Tanner came in as of Wednesday morning with 50.49 percent. Results however aren't official until votes are canvassed. Tanner will be on the ballot in the November general election. But, since there was no Democratic candidate,Tanner will likely become the next county judge. 

Kel Seliger, who faced his first serious challenge in the 10 years he has represented Senate District 31, narrowly defeated former Midland mayor Mike Canon in Tuesday's primary. With nearly 100 percent of the votes counted, Seliger led Canon 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.

Panhandle native Mac Thornberry will maintain his dominance in the GOP race for U.S. Representative District 13. Thornberry jumped to an early lead in the race as poll numbers came in. Early numbers had Thornberry  in the lead with 69 percent of the vote. Once all precincts reported, Thornberry remained 50 percent above both his challengers.