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Ward defeats Kellett

Posted: November 7, 2012 - 1:56am

■ Ward leads Kellett

Rep. John Ward led challenger Chris Kellett for the state Senate District 10A seat as results came in just before midnight Tuesday. Ward had 56.08 percent of the vote or 6,015 votes compared to Kellett’s 43.82 percent or 4,700 votes.

“It could turn around at this point,” Kellett said. “It’s going to be close.”

As of midnight, there were 14 of 27 precincts reporting.

“I am very pleased with the support I’ve received up to this point,” Ward said “I coached too long to know you play to the end of the whistle. I’m going to play to the end of the whistle and then we’ll see what happens.”

RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at 855-5852 or renee.richardson@brainerddispatch.com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Dispatchbizbuzz.