Rutledge takes GOP nomination in light turnout
By Tom White, Editor
Jun 11, 2014, 08:34

Voter turnout was very light for Tuesday's Republican party runoff election for state attorney general.

Less than 2 percent of Ashley County's 11,570 registered voters went to the polls, according to the Secretary of State's office, for the runoff race between Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling.

In Ashley County, Rutledge received 110 votes to 83 for Sterling. The 193 votes represent 1.67 percent of the county's total registered voters, according to the Secretary of State's office.

Statewide, just 5.3 percent of the state's 1.628,887 registered voters went to the polls for Tuesday's runoff.

Rutledge had 43,750 votes to 30,597 for Sterling.

Rutledge will face Democratic state Rep. Nate Steel and Libertarian nominee Aaron Cash in the November election.

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