Fulton voters favor Clinton over Obama 3.12

Written by David Green.

Fulton County voters followed the state pattern of favoring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in last week’s primary election.

On the Republican side, Fulton County voters showed stronger support for Mike Huckabee compared to the state totals.

Clinton won popular vote totals by a 54-44 margin statewide and an even larger percentage in Fulton County, 61-37.

McCain won 60-31 throughout the state and 51-36 in the county.

In Fulton County, 6,680 people voted for Democratic candidates and 5,649 voted for Republicans.

In contested elections, representative Bob Latta out-polled Scott Radcliffe and  Michael Reynolds 3,932 to 1,075 to 374 in the county and 53,401 to 12,215 to 5,756 in the district.

Scott Haselman defeated Paul Kennedy 2,697 to 2,425 in the race for Fulton County prosecutor.

Incumbents won two primary elections for county commissioner seats. Dean Genter defeated Daniel Bruner 2,598 to 2,431 and Paul Barnaby defeated Ivan Hite 3,219 to 1,994.

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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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