Forest, Tedesco, Brooks among state's primary winners
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RALEIGH (AP) — Republican Dan Forest scored a convincing win Tuesday over fellow Raleigh resident Tony Gurley for the right to run for lieutenant governor in November as voters chose party nominees in a dozen Council of State and legislative runoff races.
Forest, an architect, had 68 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Gurley, a Wake County commissioner, according to unofficial results. Forest will take on Democratic nominee Linda Coleman, who won in the May primary.
Forest and Gurley, like other pairs of candidates on Tuesday, had failed in May to receive the more than 40 percent needed to win outright, setting up the runoff.
According to nearly complete unofficial results, other victors in Council of State races were Republican Mike Causey for state insurance commissioner, who defeated former House Co-Speaker Richard Morgan; John Tedesco, who beat Richard Alexander in the GOP runoff for superintendent of public instruction; and Ed Goodwin, who defeated Kenn Gardner...
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