Dan Forest is leading Tony Gurley more than 2 to 1 in early returns of the runoff election to decide who will represent Republicans this fall in the Lt. Governor’s race.
Forest has 29,333 votes to Gurley’s 13,619 votes with five counties reporting and results steadily trickling in. Forest leads more than 4 to 1 in Mecklenburg County, the largest in the state, which was expected to have higher turnout because it also has a Congressional runoff.
In the Republican race for Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey is leading Richard Morgan by 60 percent to 40 percent with four counties reporting. Turnout is near an all-time been low for such an election.
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