CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - As the primary elections wrapped up Tuesday night, the unofficial results showed some tight races. In the Jefferson County Sheriff race, Steven Sowers is ahead of Brian Parrish by just a few votes. However, that could change.
"There are provisional ballots to be counted from the canvas, so it may change," said Anne Dungan, Jefferson County's Chairman of the Republican Committee. "So at the moment Mr. Sowers is our candidate, but we don't know if that's the way its going to be."
In the U.S. Senate, Shelley Moore Capito took the Republican race as Democratic Candidate Natalie Tennant came up strong in the runnings. This means come November, West Virginia will have its first female senator.
"The two of them have been in office for awhile now and they're well liked by lots of people across the board," said Jennifer Maghan, Jefferson County's Clerk. "It's really going to come down to the candidates and their policies, so it's going to make it a great race."
"I don't think its going to be as close in November," Dungan added. "Just because Shelly Capito does have the name recognition and has been there awhile."
In the U.S. House 2nd District, Democrat Nick Casey won by a landslide as Alex Mooney received just 36 percent of all Republican candidate votes. Even though Mooney won, Dungen says come November, these primaries won't play a role.
"I don't think the primaries are going to be a good indicator of that race at all," Dungan said.
"We have several more ballots that we need to count in the vote differences," Maghan added. "So that would definitely make a difference."
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