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Brian Linder and Wanda Crupper Hammons will go head-to-head at the polls once again, but this time for state representative.
In the 2010 general election, incumbent Linder handily defeated Hammons in the race for for Grant County magistrate for the second district.
Linder garnered 1,218 votes compared to Hammons’ 718 votes.
However, the pool of voters will be much larger in November as the candidates vie to replace long-time legislator Royce Adams, who is retiring as representative of 61st district in the House.
Hammons won a decisive victory in the May 21 primary against fellow Democratic challenger Camilla “Kay” Patton by 648 votes.
In the three-county district, Hammons won by a large margin in Grant and Owen counties while Patton had a 107-vote advantage in Gallatin County.
The race was much closer for Linder, who defeated fellow Republican Scott Bruce by 79 votes.
Linder received more votes than his opponent in all three counties in the district.
Williamstown attorney William Adkins also moved on to the general election to face Republican Thomas Massie in the state’s 4th congressional district.
Among Grant County voters, Adkins received 402 more votes than his Democratic challenger, Greg Frank, in the primary.
In the entire district, Adkins defeated Franks 17,203 to 7,868.
Massie fought past seven challengers to win his primary by more than 7,000 votes.
Alecia Webb-Edginton was the second leading vote getter in the race.
Massie received 506 votes in Grant County with Webb-Edginton tallying 244.
Damon Thayer’s bid for re-election to the state senate started off smoothly with a victory over Republican challenger Ricky Hostetler.
Thayer received more votes in each of the four counties — Grant, Scott, Kenton and Owen — in the district.
In all, Thayer beat his opponent by 1,540 votes on his way to face Democratic challenger David Holcomb of Georgetown in November.
In the presidential race, Grant County Republican voters overwhelming chose Mitt Romney at the polls.
Romney received 603 votes in Grant compared to 142 for Ron Paul, 100 for Rick Santorum, 55 for Newt Gingrich and 35 uncommitted voters.
Statewide, Romney received 66.7 percent of the votes from Republicans.
On the Democratic side, there were more uncommitted votes (727) for president than there were for Barack Obama (531.)
The general election is scheduled for Nov. 6.
For information about how to register or where to vote, call the Grant County Clerk’s office at 824-3321.