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Senate race too close to call
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On one side of the aisle it was a blowout as Janice Bowling bowled over her opposition Thursday night, easily claiming the Republican nomination for the 16th District State Senate seat.Meanwhile, on the other side, it was too close to call at midnight with three candidates all within a handful of votes of one another for the Democratic nomination and the right to face Bowling in November.At press time, Jim Lewis of Kimball was leading McMinnville resident Steve Roller by 34 votes by a count 2,935 to 2,901. Meanwhile Spencer resident Justin Walling was not to be forgotten as he had 2,877 votes. Local candidates Kevin Lawrence with 1,236 votes and Jeff Bottoms with 670 votes were back in the pack.While slightly behind in the district, Roller won big in Warren County getting 1,606 votes to his next closest competitor, Lawrence, who amassed more than half his district-wide total of 848 votes in Warren County.