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Updated: 08/27/2014 08:00:01AM

Helms wins Group 16 judicial seat

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Larry Helms speaks at Tuesday's political forum at the Neil Combee Administration Complex.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Circuit Judge candidate Taylor Davidson speaks at Tuesday's political forum the League of Women Voters sponsored.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
Larry Helms speaks at Tuesday's political forum at the Neil Combee Administration Complex.

By STEVE STEINER

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In the end it came down to who voters felt most comfortable with in the race for the opening on the bench of 10th Circuit Group 16, and certain credentials that had been ballyhooed may not have been enough to propel Taylor Davidson to the top.

As of 9 p.m., with the majority of precincts reporting in Polk, Hardee and Highland counties, Larry Helms led by a wide margin, 57.69 percent vs. 42.31 percent (35,227 to 25,835 votes).

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