Marshall, Cunningham Headed For Runoff In Democratic Senate Race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham will settle their campaign rivalry in a head-to-head runoff.

Marshall and Cunningham rose to the top of a crowded primary Tuesday that drew a half-dozen candidates looking to unseat Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Marshall, the secretary of state, led Tuesday night's unofficial results with 37 percent of the vote and Cunningham, a former state senator, ran 10 percentage points behind. Attorney Ken Lewis was in third place with 17 percent of the vote.

A candidate needed support from 40 percent of voters to avoid a runoff next month.

Burr easily defeated his three Republican opponents.

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  • by new blood Location: gville on May 5, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    Marshall states that Richard B needs to go home, well I think she needs to go to a nursing home. Hope Cal wins and I am GOP.
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    It looks like LOTS of Democrats are finally sick and tired and voted republican.
  • by anon Location: wallace on May 5, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    even the dems. are tired of the same old dems in office.that's how bad it is. they are hoping for change even in their own party!! try conservative!

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