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Rosen declared winner of Senate Dist. 8 GOP primary

Jul 30, 2020

Augusta — The final recount tabulation for the Republican primary race in state Senate District 8 shows that incumbent Sen. Kimberly C. Rosen of Bucksport is the winner with 2,082 votes, while her challenger, Rep. Lawrence E. Lockman of Amherst, has 2,030 votes.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced the recount results Thursday. Rosen will appear on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot as the Republican candidate for Senate District 8.

District 8 includes Bradley, Brewer, Bucksport, Burlington, Castine, Clifton, Dedham, East Central Penobscot Unorganized Territory, Eddington, Great Pond, Holden, Lincoln, Lowell, Northwest Hancock Unorganized Territory, T32 MD Township, Orland, Orrington, Penobscot, Verona Island, and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territory.

Unofficial preliminary results showed Lockman and Rosen with a 60-vote difference: 2,024 votes and 2,084 votes, respectively.

Rosen will be running in November for her fourth term in the Maine Senate.

Lockman has been a member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 137, since December 2012.

Recounts are a public proceeding in which the representatives of each candidate and staff members from the Department of the Secretary of State manually review each ballot to determine the official vote tally. The recount began at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 30, in Room 103A-B of the Burton M. Cross State Office Building in Augusta and concluded at 5:40 p.m.

Results of the recount will be posted on the Maine Department of the Secretary of State website and social media accounts.

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