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August 29, 2012

Sorrell Clings to Thin Lead in Attorney General Primary; Race Too Close to Call

TJ and wifeIn case you missed it last night — or more accurately, early this morning — the last political hurrah on the old blog was our wrap-up of primary night, including photos, videos and charts from the top races around the state. This story was reported by Paul Heintz, Tyler Machado and Andy Bromage.

For weeks, the Democratic contest for attorney general seemed too close — and too unusual — to predict. Tuesday night brought no swift resolution.

At the end of primary night — with 245 of 258 precincts reporting — Attorney General Bill Sorrell held a narrow 619-vote lead over challenger T.J. Donovan, according to the Associated Press. But with more than 40,000 voters casting ballots, neither campaign seemed fully prepared to declare victory — or defeat. 

“This has been a really long six months and I’ve said several times this is more a marathon than a sprint,” Sorrell told a crowd of supporters at Burlington’s Courtyard Marriott after emerging for the first time at 10:15 p.m. “We’ve got about a mile or so more to run, and I’m feeling great.”

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