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Black holds Wilson in U.S. House primary

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From Post staff reports

By a large percentage, Rep. Diane Black walked away from competitors, holding onto her nomination as the Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives District 6 seat.

Black collected 57 percent of the votes in Wilson County, tallying more than 30,000 votes across the entire 6th District.

She has served three terms in the U.S. Congress.

Her closest competitor, Joe Carr, collected 39 percent of the votes in Wilson County and 15,000 votes across the district.

Black outgained Carr nearly 2-to-1.

The two spent considerable money campaigning against one another, Carr attacking Black on her time spent in Washington and Black attacking Carr on his several failed bids in numerous districts.

Donald Strong and Tommy N. Hay came in a distant third and fourth place, garnering less than 300 votes each in the county, less than three percentage points each.

Kent capitalizes in Democratic primary

David W. Kent won easily over contender Flo Matheson in the Democratic Primary for the U.S. House of Representatives District 6.

Kent ganered close to two-thirds of the votes.

Kent will now face incumbent Black in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Wilson County Voting Results

U.S. House of Representatives District 6

Republican Primary

Diane Black- 4,830

Joe B. Carr- 3,340

Donald Strong- 189

Tommy N. Hay- 158

Democratic Primary

David W. Kent- 1,329

Flo Matheson- 794

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