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George Allen carries Halifax County

Just as expected, voter turnout was very light in Halifax County for Tuesday’s U.S. Senate Republican Primary, and George F. Allen beat the competition here hands down.

With 22 precincts reporting Tuesday evening, a total of 997 of the county’s 23,644 voters, or 4.216 percent, went to the polls, and 890 cast ballots for Allen.

Across the state, a majority of Virginians chose Allen as the GOP U. S. Senatorial candidate to face off against Democrat Tim Kaine on Nov. 6 in what is considered to be one of the most competitive elections in the country.

In addition to Allen, other candidates on the Tuesday GOP Senate Primary ballot included Virginia Delegate R. G. “Bob” Marshall, Bishop E. W. Jackson and Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke.

In the county, Radtke received 65 votes, Marshall got 23, and Jackson garnered 19.