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District profile:
Politically, much of this area was ancestrally Democratic, but in the last two decades it has become more Republican.
2004 results: Republican Bob Ney defeated Democrat Brian Thomas 66 percent to 34 percent.

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JOY PADGETT (R)

Padgett, a state representative, was nominated with 49% in a five-way primary.

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ZACK SPACE (D)
Space, a hotel developer, was nominated with 39 percent of the vote in a four-way primary.

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