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Incumbents retain seats, Senate race too close to call


November 7, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana Senate candidate Paul Tuss and Montana State Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, both Havre Democrats, watch election results Tuesday.

Results are mainly in for local legislative races although in one, it is still too close to call.

With 25 of 26 precincts reported at 10 this morning, incumbent Sen. Russ Tempel, R-Chester, held a 79-vote lead over his challenger, Havre Democrat Paul Tuss.

The difference was less than the number of provisional ballots that will be counted in Hill County alone. The estimated number of  provisional ballots in Hill County is 100.

Provisional ballots will be counted Tuesday.

Tempel said he has been following a few of the other races for this election, such as the U.S. Senate and House. He...

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